Knowledge and application of development theory constitutes a foundational component of the PMHNP role. You will need to expand your knowledge of theories for professional practice. This week you will choose an attachment, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, or biological developmental theory.
For this discussion forum, using your chosen theory, identify what happens as individuals move through developmental stages. Address the following in your initial post:
- How can interruptions in the achievement of developmental stages affect an individual?
- According to your theory, identify the developmental vulnerabilities that could precipitate mental health symptoms.