Transitioning to college
In this scenario, a mother and her young-adult son discuss how he plans to manage his hemophilia when he goes to college. The son is concerned about managing his hemophilia in college, while the mother wants the son to take responsibility for his treatment now that he’s transitioning to the next stage in his life. We’ll explore this scenario using the “directive” and “constructive” approaches to see which approach empowers the son to develop his own plan to confidently transition to college. Each approach is followed by commentary to provide background on why one approach may have been more effective than the other.