new developmental phase of emerging adulthood

Dr. Gilmore will be talking to you about a proposed new developmental phase, emerging adulthood. This is a topic of intense interest to researchers and social scientists, not to mention commentators like David Brooks, since the term came into fashion at the turn of the 21 st century. It concerns the undeniable fact that today’s 20-30 year olds experience an extended transition to adulthood in Western post-industrial societies: a “decade of wandering” (David Brooks 2007). What is responsible for this phenomenon? Will it recur?



Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Child Division; Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University

Dr. Karen Gilmore is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Consultant at the Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is the founder and past Director of its Child Division. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia institute. She is the author of a number of papers on development and co-authored two books on the topic recently published by American Psychiatric Press and Oxford University.


10:00 PM @ nitecap