Why you'll love this course

Young adults make their relief clear when you can simply show them that you get it. That you understand the weight of their stressors, and how challenging this time of life can feel. Not all of those in quarter-life experience this stage as a crisis, but many do. Claire Hapke specializes in working with this stage of life, and leads you through research and clinical considerations with clarity and humility.

Course description

The challenges faced by young adults today are different from those faced a generation ago. Changes in educational debt, family formation, and technology have left many struggling to navigate key questions of identity and purpose. In this course, Claire Hapke, LMFT, details the stressors impacting young adults, reviews the research on mental health in quarter-life, and provides guidance for therapists and counselors to help clients through this difficult and rapidly-changing stage of life.

1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive). 

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least two ways in which quarter-life has significantly changed in the US

  • Define a quarter-life crisis in a manner that is distinct from a mid-life crisis

  • Identify at least three common treatment goals for clients in quarter-life

  • Identify at least three techniques to help address a client's quarter life crisis

Course outline

1. How quarter-life is changing

2. The quarter-life crisis

3. Clinical Treatment

i. Four-phase model

ii. Interventions

4. Case example

5. Research findings

i. Specific studies

ii. The language of quarter-life

iii. General conclusions

References 

Instructor

Claire Hapke, PsyD, LMFT

Claire Hapke, PsyD is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA 101782, NY 001443) with a private practice in New York City. She specializes in working with individuals and couples in their 20s and 30s with a focus on issues arising from a quarter-life crisis. She teaches as an adjunct professor in New York University’s Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded Video format (non-interactive). Total running time 60 minutes

Topic Area:

Clinical Practice

Instructional Level:

Intermediate

Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. The course completion quiz can be retaken multiple times until passed.

Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:

After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: September 15, 2020 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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Contact Information:

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Continuing Education Approvals:

SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credit in the Clinical topic area.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.


This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.