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.
Chapter 20: Promoting Positive Career Change in Midlife
Midlife, middle adulthood, or middle age is the period of time after an individual is no longer a young adult but has not yet entered old age. Although there are no specific ages that define the beginning and end of midlife, based on the age range categories used by the U.S. Census Bureau, midlife could begin as early as the mid-30s and end in the mid-60s. By age 45 most people would be considered of middle age.
The period of midlife can be a time of great stability. Many midlife individuals have surpassed developmental milestones of young adulthood such as completing their education, becoming established ...