Erickson 's Psychosocial Development Theory Essay

1885 Words Nov 20th, 2014 8 Pages
Analyzing clients must be done in the most proper and formal way possible in the counseling field. Going deep into the clients past, present and future is the biggest necessity that should be done to get properly counseled. The best guideline to follow for the person’s background is Erickson’s psychosocial theory. Erickson lays out eight developmental stages that will help form the best analysis of any client that walks into our practice. Erik Erickson recognized Freud’s psychosexual theory, but realized Freud was misjudging the more important decisions of the human development (Sharkey, 1997).
Identifying Information There is one person in particular that will be going through the past; present and future break down through Erickson’s psychosocial development theory. This gentleman was born in Mexico in August of 1956. He is one out 1 out of 5 brothers and 1 out of 8 siblings. He moved to El Paso, Texas when he was 8 years old. August 25, 1979 he married the love of his life. 1981 he brought his first and only daughter into this world. 1988 and 1992 he brought two sons to be a part of the family he created. This gentleman’s name will be John Sample to protect his identity. Mr. Sample was the fourth born of his parents in Juarez, Mexico back on the 24th of August in 1956. John’s parents wanted to come and live the “American Dream”, so in 1964 the Sample family moved to El Paso, Texas. That year is when John Sample created a whole new book of his life, which…

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