Interview Analysis: An Analysis Of A Developmental Interview

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In this paper I will provide an analysis of a developmental interview, I performed on April 10, 2016, for about 20 minutes. My interviewee, Joan Murray agreed to sit down with me in conversation and answer a few questions about her life. This opportunity gave me the chance to explore developmental themes and think about how to apply developmental theory in live situations. I will demonstrate my ability to integrate principles I have learned over the past 12 weeks and put them into practice. I will articulate the stages of human development of my interviewee from the lens of Carol Rogers’ person-centered therapy approach, and the faith development of my interviewee from the lens of James Fowlers’ faith development stages, thereby describing …show more content…
I was only able to ask three major questions and a few questions as utilized the Rogerian technique and reflection throughout the interview. I believe I got more out of her using this method rather than asking a list of scripted questions. The opening question was, tell me about yourself. The second question was not a scripted question because half way through the allotted time, during her spill when I asked her to tell me about herself, I notice she talked about everyone else except for her mother. So I asked an unscripted question. I said, "I heard you talk about everyone else, but I have not heard you mention anything about your mother, tell me why." Joan put her head down, and tears began flowing, and she opened up about her mother. My last question was another unscripted one, I asked her, "how has your relationship with your father, mother and stepmother affect your relationship with your kids?" These questions lead to the following …show more content…
This begins at infancy up to two years of age; Fowler’s calls a “pre-stage,” or the Undifferentiated Faith. The pre-stage classified under stage one, known as “Intuitive-Projective Faith,” which is typical of children, ages 2 through 7.
Stage two known as the "Mythic-Literal Stage." This is where the child or even an adult person stuck in this phase is more than likely to begin categorizing the real from the fantasy. When in this stage the individual is more likely to take the viewpoint of another person, but his view of reciprocity is also rather literal. "If I follow the rules, God will give me a good life." "If I pray, God will grant my wish." Individuals may begin to grow out of this stage when they face struggles and conflicts in the stories.
The Third Stage is the "Synthetic, Conventional Faith." The Third Stage typically takes place around puberty; Fowler also indicates that many adults may never move beyond the stage of

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