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Schlossberg's Transition Theory

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Schlossberg's Transition Theory Nancy Schlossberg Theory and Practice Dr. Nancy K. Schlossberg Professor Emerita: Dept. of Counseling and Personnel Services University of Maryland Here she is! Previous Institutions: Wayne State University
Howard University
Pratt Institute Achievements Graduated from Bernard College Doctorate: Teachers College, Columbia University Co-President of TransitionWorks: a consulting company
President of National Career Development Association
Nancy K. Schlossberg Library and Conference Room
Fellow: American Psychological Association
Awards from NASPA and ACPA Yes, she is awesome. Works Books: Overwhelmed: Coping with Life's Ups and Downs Transition Guide: A New Way to Think About Change Counseling Adults in Transition Getting the Most Out of College Transition process has 3 components: approaching change
taking stock
taking charge Theory Define Transition
Forms of Transition
Transition Process
Transition Influences Goal: "...a need existed to develop a framework that would facilitate an understanding of adults in transition and aid them in connecting to the help they needed to cope with the 'ordinary and extraordinary process of living' (p. vii)" (Evans et al., 2010, p. 213). Transition "...any event or non-event that results in changed relationships, routines, assumptions, and roles" (Goodman, Schlossberg, & Anderson, 2006, p. 33). Type Context Impact Anticipated transitions: predictable Non-events: expected to occur but do not Unanticipated: not predictable or scheduled Refers to the subject's relationship to the transition and to the setting. The degree to which the transition alters daily life. (Goodman, Schlossberg, & Anderson, 2006, p. 33) Boomer First-generation college student
Town of less than 1,000 people
Moves to mid-sized university
Only one from his town to attend Was not accepted into Honors College as planned
Recently asked to join the spirit club Personal: individual aspirations
Ripple: due to someone else's non-event
Resultant: caused by an event 4 S's Factors that influence the ability to cope with a transition Situation Self Support Strategies Timing: time in terms of social clock Control: In what area(s) does Boomer have control? Trigger: What precipitated the transition? Duration: permanent, temporary, uncertain? Role change: yes/no; gain/loss Previous experience with a similar transition Concurrent stress: other sources of stress? Assessment: Who/what is seen as responsible? How does Boomer perceive his transition? Personal and Demographic Characteristics Socioeconomic status
Age and Stage of life
Ethnicity Psychological Resources Ego development
Values Image from: http://blogs.missouristate.edu/web/files/2012/03/PresidentBoomerDSC_7319.jpg Types Intimate
Institutional Functions Affect
Honest feedback Measurement Role dependent
Changing supports Coping Modes Information seeking
Direct action
Inhibition of action
Intrapsychic behavior Boomer shuts down. Boomer ponders. Boomer asks around. Boomer meets new friends. How to help Cormier and Hackney model 5. Termination and follow-up (Hackney & Cormier, 2005) References Further thoughts? 1. Relationship building 2. Assessment 3. Goal setting 4. Interventions
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