The Unfinished Adolescent: Exploring Constructivist Control Mastery Theory
The distinct time in life known as emerging adulthood presents its own unique developmental challenges, most centrally the creation of an adult identity. At the same time, many of these individuals are living with their family of origin rather than on their own. For some, but not all, co-residence is evidence of problems with the separation-individuation process. Assessing relational maturity and the development of autonomously valued goals is crucial in forming a treatment plan. Constructivist control mastery theory is a treatment approach that integrates psychodynamic and narrative paradigms and is especially well-suited for the treatment of this population, whether applied as a family therapy or individual therapy. This approach focuses on fostering mastery-oriented conversations that facilitate the emergence of adult identity.
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Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.
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