Option #2: Supervision Staffing Notes: The Case of Dean

Option #2:  Supervision Staffing Notes: The Case of Dean
Dean is 49 years old and experienced burn-out a few years ago. He was laid-off from his job and took the time off to return to school. He earned a graduate degree and then had to begin his new career at a lower level and work his way up. Dean makes more money than he did in his previous career, but does not yet have the same status he enjoyed at his old job. Retirement is still many years away, and he has plenty of time to succeed and advance in his new role.
You are a career coach at the university where Dean recently received his graduate degree. You have been working in individual sessions with Dean for two weeks. During your next counseling session, you plan to evaluate Dean’s case using the concept of a normative crisis that occurs in middle age by exploring credible sources. You plan to address each of the following items in your next counseling session:

Refer to and apply Erikson’s theory on midlife crisis.

Relate Erikson’s work specifically to personal priority rearrangements that may occur in middle adulthood.

Explain how the concept of midlife crisis relates to the lives of different people.

You may review the commentary provided in this week’s textbook readings regarding Erikson’s theory.


Format your paper and cite following APA guidelines according to the


Your paper should be 3-4 pages long; remember that cover pages, abstracts and bibliographies (and any images you use) do not count in the required page length.

Cite a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources to support your analysis in addition to the course material and reading resources, which you are also required to engage in. The

 is a great place to find your sources! Take advantage of the research guides, the Writing Center, and each access to a librarian. 

Refer to the Critical Thinking Assignment grading rubric for grading details.