Theoretical Analysis Of A Case Study Of Emma

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A theoretical analysis will be conducted on a case study vignette that is based on a seven year old European-American girl named Emma. The theoretical analysis will explore the factors of the case study with a holistic approach in order gain an all-inclusive perspective. Specifically, the following factors will be addressed in the assessment: biological, neurobiological, psychological, social, and the developmental aspects of Emma. Further, the systems theory and the ecological perspective will be employed as methods of explaining presenting issues of the case.
Presenting Problems As noted in the case study, Emma was referred to the Family Services Agency by her pediatrician for further assessments of behavioral problems after a recent well
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For instance, Emma’s family system (suprasystems) likely has a negative impact because to the bitter dynamics of the divorce her parents are facing which in turn causes excessive stress relating in biological, emotional, and cognitive (subsystems) disparities. A strength in of applying the dynamic theory in assessing Emma’s case study is that it gives good perspective on how the each of the systems impact and effect the other systems. This could assist in identifying area that need attention in order to promote growth and encourage change. A limitation of applying this theory to the case study is that while it allows the identification of areas that can be changed, the dynamic theory does not allow for methods of change to be …show more content…
As the ecological perspective is used to assess Emma’s case, one of the concepts to consider is adaptation. Emma has been presenting with oppositional behaviors and social withdrawal which are indicators that she has become maladaptive to her environment (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2012). In consideration of the behaviors and traumatization it is likely that they are correlated resulting in Emma being able to efficiently self-adjust to her environment for greater comfort (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2012). Emma’s maladaptation may also be directly related to the goodness-of-fit or available resources that have been applied or available to her needs (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2012). This may have been a result of the habitat or home environment if the parents arguing and fighting fostered an atmosphere unconducive to allowing Emma to feel safe and nurtured (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2012). Another area that available resources were not employed to help Emma is if after her sexual abuses appropriate interventions and coping strategies were not sought

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