The intent of the Final Paper is to show students’ accomplishment of course learning outcomes through critical analysis of theory and research.
Provide a summary of three major development theories discussed in the text.
Include discussion and at least one example of using each theory in mental health treatment of children and/or adolescents.
Compare and contrast by indicating at least four similarities and at least four differences of the three theories in how they account for normal child and adolescent psychological and physical development versus non-normal psychological and physical development in children and adolescents. Areas to be discussed in development are physical, cognitive, and psychosocial. Evidenced-based research is to be provided supporting all theoretical positions.