Clinical Approaches to Adult Development or Close Relationships and Socioeconomic Development

Clinical Approaches to Adult Development or Close Relationships and Socioeconomic Development

by Michael L. Commons, Jack Demick, Carl Goldberg, Nancy Popp
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567501346

ISBN-13: 9781567501346

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This volume is one of the first to concentrate on positive growth and development in a clinical arena, rather than loss and pathology. In contrast to the general theories and cross-sectional studies of existing adult developmental research, much of this volume looks at the whole-life level of development of adults through case studies. The book unites three

Overview

This volume is one of the first to concentrate on positive growth and development in a clinical arena, rather than loss and pathology. In contrast to the general theories and cross-sectional studies of existing adult developmental research, much of this volume looks at the whole-life level of development of adults through case studies. The book unites three compatible approaches to the study of adult development. The first considers the development of whole life. The second approach examines behavior during certain periods in adults' lives by combining clinical and developmental stage perspectives. The third approach examines periods of life following the work of Erikson, Levinson, and Vaillant. The editors of this volume believe that these three approaches form, in their synergy, a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to uniquely difficult problems of late adolescence and early adulthood. It is the unification of these three approches that makes this book unique in its field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567501346
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Approach to Positive Adult Development

Whole Life, Case Studies

Fairy Tales and Adult Cognitive Development From Idealism to Pragmatism and Mythic Consciousness

Growth Through Opposition: The Development of a Point of View in Young Bernard Shaw

Metaphores of Struggle for Terrain in the Discovery of the Freudian Unconscious: A Case Study

The Role of the Anti-Hero in a Theory of Courage

Development Across the Lifespan

Stability, Continuity, and Change in Mens' Lives

Life Transitions as a Paradigm for the Study of Adult Development

Dimensions of Psychological Boundary Development in Adults

Comparing Psychodynamic, Cognitive Developmental, and Behavior Developmental Views of Psychological Boundaries

The University as a Developmental Intervention

Self-Initiated Change: The Dialectic of Continuing Development

Validation of a Cognitive Developmental Model of Clinical Supervision

Learning Perspectives of Older Students Enrolled Full-Time in a Regular Undergraduate Program

Adult Development During Therapy

The Role of Shame in the Impediment of Intimacy

Development Dimensions of Psychological Symptions and Treatment Preferences in Adult Outpatients

Affirmative Coping: A Marker of Success in Adult Therapeutic Intervention

A Constructive-Developmental Approach to Studying the "Cancer-Prone Personality"

Epilogue: What ARE Clinical Approaches to Adult Development?

Author Index

Subject Index

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