Periods Of Human Development

In this module, you reviewed counseling groups for the various stages of human development (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age). Interventions and expectations vary greatly throughout each stage of development; therefore, it is beneficial to obtain practical knowledge of each developmental stage in order to be an effective group counselor.


In a minimum of 200 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following:

  • Select one stage of human development and discuss strategies for working with this population in groups.
  • Include personal reflections related to how well you think you would work with this population in a group.
  • List some of the anticipated challenges working with this population in a group. What strategies would you use to overcome these challenges?

Support your rationale and analysis by using at least two resources from professional literature in your response. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (websites ending in .edu or .gov).

Be sure to read all of your classmates’ original posts and respond to more than two of your classmates’ posts that selected a different stage of development than you. Comment on any additional information you found about the practice of group therapy. Think about the language you use to comment constructively on your classmates’ posts.

Your discussion posts and all written assignments should reflect graduate-level writing skills and appropriate use of APA style, including in-text citations and references.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, post your responses to the Discussion Area.
  • Through the end of the module, respond to more than two of your classmates’ posts. Your responses should be of substantive meaning, and they should encourage further dialogue and discussion and encourage your classmates to think about other aspects of the topic, to compare your responses to their responses (or to another classmate’s response), or to ask a relevant, meaningful question to better assist with your understanding.
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