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Decoding “Adulting” – A perplexing developmental stage

  • 28 Aug 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online
  • 90


  • Anyone who is not a member of IE-CAMFT
  • Member of the Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT


 Jamie R. Nelson, LMFT


“Adulting,” otherwise known as emerging adulthood, is a term created by Millennials and shared with Gen Z, the transition through adulting has taken on a life of its own. As much as we wish we could focus on connection and growth, there are always bills, student loans, car maintenance, life accomplishment “check points,” and family expectations. Who decides what it means to be an adult? The elusive transition from child to adult is a learning curve like no other developmental stage, but how do we manage the journey from one to the other? How do we navigate the areas of life that feel like “I should know this”? Adult development encompasses self-awareness, social implications, financial responsibility, and future planning. Where is the instruction manual when everything is changing exponentially?

In light of the second great recession, within the first 20 years of the 21st century we must prepare for the psychological impact facing young adults, both present and future. In this presentation we will identify the milestones of “Adulting,” Emerging Adulthood. We will highlight the unique social, cultural and financial challenges for the current population navigating adulting. We will explore the psychological impact endured on the journey of emerging adulthood. In addition, we will discuss key elements to help prepare children prior to adulting, steps to support a young adult through this process, and how to celebrate the individual experience.

Clinical Goal: This presentation will provide awareness and insight about the experiences of the young adults seeking therapy. With a new perspective of the client’s experience, the clinician will be able to adjust therapeutic interventions as appropriate for Emerging Adulthood.



1.      Will be able to identify 5 milestones of Emerging Adulthood, “Adulting”
2.      Will gain cultural, social and emotional awareness of trends impacting the current generation.
3.      Will be able to identify primary psychological impact experienced during “Adulting.”
4.     Will gain 3 methods to prepare and support a person through “Adulting.”


Jamie R. Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. She is the Founder of Equilibrium Counseling Services, a group practice designed to support adolescents, teens, young adults and their families. Her area of specialty includes, ADHD, learning disabilities, self-injury, trauma, life transitions, and individuation. She has experience working in a variety of settings; school-based program, a community counseling center, assessments in adolescent psychiatry, and private practice. She regularly presents at local community colleges, high schools, middle schools and community outreach programs. Oh, and she is a Millennial…

Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

*Disclaimer re Zoom:  We understand that using new technology is a challenge, and recognize that offering educational events through an online service such as Zoom presents a major change in the delivery of our seminars.  If the seminar is interrupted due to any technological issue on our end, we will either issue credit for a similar future seminar or refund the seminar fee.

We wish to make our attendees aware that while we acknowledge that it may present a challenge for some participants, IE-CAMFT is not responsible for any difficulty registrants may encounter getting online due to slow Internet speeds, high traffic, losing connectivity, downloading the application, etc.  As a CEU provider, we must abide by the guidelines of CAMFT as required by the BBS and, accordingly, cannot issue CEU credit if seminar registrants are not online for the full seminar time.  Thank you for your understanding.  

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Certificates: Electronic certificates will be sent by email upon participant’s completion of his or her electronic evaluation Certificates are sent out in batches generally within 48-72 hours, not immediately upon completion.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 72 hours in advance of the training, seminar fee will be fully reimbursed.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance

Presenter Non-Appearance Policy

In the unlikely event that a scheduled presenter does not appear for a scheduled event, the following steps will be used to remediate inconvenience to attendees:

An announcement will be made to inform everyone that CEU credits cannot be provided due to inability to meet CAMFT standards for advance notice, etc.

The meeting will be held.  Attendees will be encouraged to participate for the purpose of professional development.

If an attendee has paid for the seminar, s/he will receive either a full refund or credit for a future presentation.

If the topic will be repeated at a later time, notice of the date and time will be provided to all interested parties.

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