C422 – Social and Emotional Development II: Early Adolescence through Adulthood
This course builds on theories and concepts presented in C421 – Human Development I: Psychosocial Development in Infancy and Childhood. It focuses on two major areas: 1) psychosocial development from early adolescence through adulthood, and 2) issues involved in understanding and working with parents and families. The developmental tasks of the adolescent are considered with an emphasis on coping mechanisms and the formation of identity. Adult development and parenting are considered in the contexts of personal history, culture, and multiple systems of helping, such as family, community, religious, and professional networks. This course also provides a framework for working with families. Students are expected to develop self-knowledge and the capacity to form a working relationship with families by examining their personal beliefs and expectations about parenting and professionalism.