Emerging Adulthood, Ages 18-29: Navigating a Perilous but Promising Decade - Jeffrey Arnett





22 August 2022 Live & On Demand


UK: 16:30 – 19:30
North America: 11:30 – 14:30 EST / 8:30 – 11:30 PST

CPD & CE credits available: 3


TRAINING information

This online training is streaming live on the 22nd August 2022.

The digital recording will be released to all participants on the 24th August. The recording and associated resources will then be accessible through your Essential Therapy Training account for 365 days.


This presentation will address the main developmental issues common to 18-29 year-olds, including identity explorations, instability, self-development, feeling in-between adolescence and adulthood, and sense of possibilities. The focus will be on normal development, but implications for mental health will also be discussed.

The goal is to inform participants about normal development from ages 18 to 29, including how what is “normal” has changed over the past half century, as education has become broader and longer and as ages of entering marriage and parenthood have come later. Historical developments over the past 70 years leading to the rise of the new life stage of emerging adulthood will be outlined.

Mental health challenges will also be discussed, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, in the context of normative developmental challenges such as identity explorations. This will also include a discussion of resilience in emerging adulthood and how to promote it.

Learning Objectives

  • Name and describe the five features of emerging adulthood.
  • Explain how and why what is normal during ages 18-29 has changed over the past half century.
  • Identify the primary historical trends that contributed to the rise of emerging adulthood.
  • Identify the primary mental health challenges of emerging adulthood and how normative developmental features may contribute to them.
  • Explain the developmental features of resilience in emerging adulthood and the potential for tapping those resources in mental health treatment.

About the Speaker

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is the foremost authority in the world on the age period from 18 to 29 that he named emerging adulthood. He is the author of the book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties, now in its 2nd edition, published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. He is also the Founding President and Executive Director of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (www.ssea.org). Dr. Arnett is a Senior Research Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has appeared on national television and frequently in print media, including a cover story in the New York Times Sunday magazine in August, 2010. His book (with Elizabeth Fishel) for parents of emerging adults, Getting to 30: A Parents Guide to the Twentysomething Years, was published in May 2013. For more information, see www.jeffreyarnett.com.


CPD & CE credits available: 3

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Emerging Adulthood, Ages 18-29: Navigating a Perilous but Promising Decade - Jeffrey Arnett

22 August 2022 Live & On Demand

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