Digital Seminar

What Twentysomethings Really Want from Therapy

There are 50 million twentysomethings 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.


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Meg Jay, PhD
1 Hour 12 Minutes
Dec 03, 2020
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1 hours CPD.



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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.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Meg Jay maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Meg Jay has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Argue four unique developmental factors that make the twenties a developmental “sweetspot” rather than a developmental downtime.
  2. Extrapolate on why finding work and love is a mental health issue for most “twentysomethings” and how to make it part of their treatment plan.
  3. Determine why "anxiety is the new depression" in this age group as well as delineate three effective ways to address these concerns.


  • Help clients actively engage work, love, the brain and the body both in and out of treatment.
  • Help twentysomethings articulate what "identity capital" they have and how to get the next pieces they need for the workplace.
  • Learn about "picking your family" or how to help twentysomethings be more intentional about who they date, live with and partner with.
  • Learn "forward thinking" interventions that help young adult engage with and be kind to their future selves.

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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Larry T - ARDSLEY, New York

"I really appreciated Dr jays knowledge experience and general investment in treating this population"

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