December 2, 2020

505 - The Defining Decade

What 20-somethings Really Want from Therapy

There are 50 million 20-somethings in the U.S. and, more than ever, they’re looking for therapists. Yet too few clinicians specialize in this age group or are aware of its unique opportunities and challenges. Find out what’s so special about this “defining decade” and why 30 is not the new 20 in terms of starting a life. Rather than a developmental downtime, the 20s are a developmental sweet spot. In this workshop, you’ll learn: 

  • Why “anxiety is the new depression” in this age group—and the most effective ways to address their concerns 
  • Why finding work and love is a mental health issue for 20-somethings—and how to make it part of your work with them 
  • How “the nocebo effect” informs diagnosis—and how to talk about the difference between development and disorder 
  • “Forward thinking” interventions to help 20-somethings be intentional about the present and take responsibility for the future 

Meg Jay, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and associate professor of human development at University of Virginia. She’s the author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now and Supernormal: The Secret World of the Family Hero. 

Note: This is workshop is live.

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