Working with Emerging Adults: Understanding Their Development and Unique Challenges

DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2024

TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET //  12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT  // 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT // 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT

PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar

COST: $54


  • Live & Interactive Webinar
  • Presentation Slides PDF & Additional Resources Included
  • Provides for 3 CE hours of General Skill-Building/Clinical

Emerging adulthood is a stage of development that has been conceptualized in response to social and economic changes, such as delayed marriage and parenthood and increased participation in university education. This stage, which can be from 18-to-29, depending on the developmental tasks that the adult is contending with), is characterized by intense identity exploration, often much more significant than the exploration in adolescence.  While this exploration is often beneficial, emerging adults are often vulnerable to mental health challenges that accompany these identity changes. Understanding the unique challenges of emerging adulthood can help us better understand how to conceptualize treatment goals and interventions.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the stage of emerging adulthood, its relationships to specific socio-economic and cultural trends, and how diverse groups of young adults experience this stage differently.
  • Identify the vulnerabilities of this developmental stage, such as the development of mental illness and participation in risk-taking behavior.
  • Understand how relationships change in emerging adulthood, including the development of serious romantic relationships, the importance of peer relationships, and the changing nature of relationships with parents and siblings.


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