This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.

Midlife Adulthood
Midlife Adulthood

Midlife or middle adulthood is theorized to range from the mid-30s to the early 60s. This stage of life has become one of potential career changes. In addition, with the increase in dual career couples, work and family balance has become an increasingly difficult issue. Finally, it can be an age of family transitions and challenges as aging children and parents and the development of long term relationships are taking place.

Erikson (1963) theorized that the developmental crisis that occurs during midlife is generativity versus stagnation. This is a period where individuals assess the impact they are making in their work, family, and to the world around them. This may occur as people are taking on new work and family roles. This ...

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