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ADHD at Work: Strategies to Help Clients Survive & Thrive in Their Careers 

Your clients show up late to session, seem to forget skills taught the week before and struggle to stay on track with treatment goals.

Unfortunately, these clients bring the same problems to their professional lives

Their career history details a graveyard of failed aspirations - perfection that leads to procrastination, an inability to take feedback from colleagues and a lack of follow through on day-to-day office tasks.

Be the therapist that radically changes your clients’ lives by giving them essential skills to finally succeed at work.

Join ADHD expert Ari Tuckman to get essential and advanced strategies to help your adult clients with ADHD:

  • Make wise disclosures with colleagues – when & how
  • Take feedback without intense emotional reactions
  • Balance their strengths & weaknesses to excel at work
  • Meet deadlines by feeling the future in the present moment
  • Avoid perfection & procrastinate with motivation
  • Clarify career priorities & actually achieve them!

Register now and fill your clinical toolbox with evidence-based interventions to get your clients thriving at work!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Appraise strategies that help clients to be more productive by deeply understanding how to work with their ADHD.
  2. Practice strategies that help clients resolve conflicts, clarify priorities & create a successful work environment.
  3. Support clients in making decisions regarding who to disclose their ADHD to, when & how at work.

Outline

How to Help Your Clients Succeed at Work

  • Is the problem awareness or motivation?
  • Fill the productivity tank so clients can bring their best
  • Set up the productivity tools that work— dump the ones that don’t
  • Teach clients to clarify priorities, resolve conflicts & create a good work environment
  • Break free of the distractions of the moment—teach clients to feel the future to build motivation
  • Balance strengths & weakness to increase self-esteem
  • Help your clients take feedback with ease
When and How to Disclose ADHD
  • Inform clients’ thinking on when, how, and to whom to disclose ADHD
  • Is ADHD an excuse or an explanation?
  • A “sometimes better” option than full disclosure
  • The most productive way to disclose
  • Avoid the potential landmines of disclosure

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Any other mental health professionals, health care or rehab professionals typically on ADHD certifications

Copyright : 05/10/2022

ADHD in the Family: Interventions for Parents at Home & in the Classroom

Parenting becomes that much harder for your clients who have ADHD.

And, when these parents have children diagnosed with ADHD or a partner with ADHD… You have so many dynamics to manage in therapy…

You need to have the skills to be the go-to expert for helping these individuals and families.

Join Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, and get strategies to support your clients individually and in family therapy. You’ll learn how to:

  • Help parents & kids set boundaries, prioritize goals & organize daily tasks
  • Keep kids motivated with a step-by-step method
  • Prepare families with a framework for regular check-ins
  • Know when to have individual or conjoint sessions
  • Help parents depersonalize the impact of their child’s diagnosis
  • Support clients whose partner has ADHD

Plus, equip families with the tools to support kids’ self-management skills during launch years, gap-years & more!

Register today!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Apply a coherent model to helping parents navigate the demands of raising kids with ADHD into independence.
  2. Apply a coherent model to helping kids, teens, and young adults to earn the independence that they desire.
  3. Practice evidence-based strategies to support parents and their children with ADHD through individual & family therapy.

Outline

Family Therapy Strategies 

  • Get parents & kids on the same team
  • Help parents whose kid’s with ADHD need more parental involvement, but don’t want it
  • Strategies for young children to early adulthood
  • When to see the kid, parent or both together
  • Depersonalize parent’s internalization of kid’s diagnosis
Lay the Groundwork for Launch: K – 8
  • Master the family hotspots: homework, screen time, and mornings
  • What should parents actually expect from 504s and IEPs? 
  • How to set boundaries & assess results
  • Help parents organize their kid’s backpack, room & more
Prepare for Launch: 9-12
  • Balance teen’s desire for independence against their fears 
  • Help teens create fool-proof plans to meet increasing responsibilities
  • Get teens the confidence to be & feel ready for college
  • Teach parents step-by-step goals to keep kids motivated
Survive the Launch: Post-High School
  • Are “gap-years” effective?
  • How to use gap years to strength life skills
  • Play the “long game” with success
  • Help parents find their role when kids live on campus
  • Help college students with ADHD do well & stay in school

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Any other mental health professionals, health care or rehab professionals typically on ADHD certifications

Copyright : 05/10/2022

Time Management & Executive Functioning Strategies for Adults with ADHD

Often adult ADHD clients’ poor time management negatively impacts therapy

They’re late for sessions, struggling to anticipate rewards or consequences of their actions and procrastinating on executing homework or practicing new skills.

Helping these clients manage time takes a highly developed therapeutic skill set.

Join Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, to get the education and skills you need to keep these clients on track in therapy and life. You’ll learn advanced skills to:

  • Help clients set deadlines – and stick to them
  • Customizable strategies for the 6 executive functions impacted by ADHD
  • Get clients motivated by “feeling the future”
  • Convert intentions into action
  • Work effective with client’s “time horizon” and “temporal discounting”

Get the skills to help your adult clients with ADHD combat the life interruptions that executive function and time management problems create.

Register now!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Develop client self-awareness by explaining the impacts of ADHD on time awareness and executive functions.
  2. Formulate strategies for individual clients based on the impact of ADHD on time horizon and temporal discounting.
  3. Construct strategies for individual clients based on the impact of ADHD on six executive functions.

Outline

ADHD: Motivation, Time & the Future

  • Help clients master time management
  • Time horizon—how close does the deadline need to be?
  • Temporal discounting— help clients feel the deadline
  • Teach clients to see time more effectively by externalizing it
  • Help clients maximize motivation by “feeling the future” 
Executive Functions: Stop, Then Respond
  • Specific, customizable strategies for the 6 executive functions impacted by ADHD
  • Translate “I know how to” into action
  • Convert intentions into a better future
  • Overcome disruptions to life trajectory from executive functioning hang-ups

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Teachers/Educators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 05/17/2022

ADHD & Couples Therapy: Foster Trust, Follow-Through & More

By the time couples struggling with ADHD come to your office their relationship is a tangled mess.

Each partner blames the other and both feel powerless.

Your work is to help these couples re-balance desires, competing needs and find joy.

You can make it easier to help these clients confront their problems, and even get the skills to address “uncomfortable” topics, like sexual satisfaction.

Join Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, for an in-depth training that explores the most intimate parts of relationships impacted by ADHD. From Ari’s expertise you’ll walk away with a highly refined skill set including how to:

  • Balance the under/over-functioner dynamic
  • Help clients find sexual acceptance and enjoyment
  • Get couples to let go of the past & focus on the future
  • Help each client get their needs met – especially when they’re in opposition
  • Transform your couple’s troubled partnerships into happy, healthy and thriving relationships.

Register now!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Assess each romantic partner’s contribution to the under-/over-functioner dynamic.
  2. Facilitate creating sustainable agreements between partners.
  3. Formulate interventions to help couples overcome barriers to shared positive experiences.

Outline

An individual condition. . . with relationship dynamics

  • The under-/over-functioner
  • The diagnosis “game changer”
  • How time horizon impacts relationships
  • Straightforward goal setting
  • The relationship “Ouija board”
The First Step: Targeted Treatment
  • From passive to active management
  • How medication can close the gaps
  • What the research says about partner’s perceptions of effort & effectiveness 
Re-balance the relationship
  • Get the partner with ADHD to step up & the other partner to step down
  • Balance change and acceptance
  • The gender imbalance
  • Realistic expectation setting
  • Working with competing priorities and needs
  • Is ADHD the scapegoat?
  • Understanding preferences vs limits
  • Emotional regulation & breaking the anger cycle
  • Move from “false” agreements to trust
Sex and other fun stuff
  • Help your couples enjoy each other again
  • What the research tells us
  • Balancing busy with fun
  • The intersection of ADHD and sexuality
  • Exploring the “uncomfortable” – porn, masturbation & sexual satisfaction

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

Copyright : 05/17/2022

ADHD Medication & Non-medication Interventions: Maximize Brain Function & Create Healthy Habits

If you’re a therapist, educator or care provider who has questions about ADHD medication

You’re not alone.

Many therapists struggle to get their clients to comply with their medication routine, overcome resistance, move beyond misconceptions AND instill new healthy habits.

Make it easier on yourself. Join renowned ADHD expert Ari Tuckman for an in-depth look at ADHD medication – the good, the bad, and everything in between. You’ll walk away with skills that help you:

  • Gain confidence with medication options – stimulants & non-stimulants
  • Identify misuse, abuse and dependency
  • Understand how delaying treatment can damage your clients
  • Develop healthy habits in your clients’ lives – diet, exercise & sleep
  • Help your clients weigh the pros and cons of medication

Advance your knowledge of ADHD medication and help your clients at any stage of ADHD treatment.

Register now!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Appraise pros and cons of medication use for each unique client.
  2. Propose various treatment options for clients and facilitate their discussion with a prescriber.
  3. Formulate interventions to overcome clients’ barriers and challenges to better managing sleep, diet, exercise, and other health matters.

Outline

The Psychology of Medication

  • What’s behind a client’s resistance to meds?
  • Help clients weigh pros and cons
  • Explore your clients’ specific circumstances 
  • Behavioral treatments vs medication
What Non-Prescribers Need to Know
  • Stimulants and non-stimulants—what’s available & what to expect
  • The ins-and-outs of Ritalin, Adderall & more 
  • The cost of delaying treatment
  • Referring clients & facilitating prescriber relationship
  • Substance abuse, misuse & dependency
  • Side effects, extended release options & contraindications
Lifestyle Factors & Treatment Compliance
  • The impact of ADHD on lifespan
  • How to get your clients to sleep 
  • What to do when comorbidities get in the way
  • Simple steps to enhance treatment compliance 
  • Create deeper self-awareness through self-care
  • Get your clients exercising
  • Help clients set up the structure to eat a healthy diet

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

Copyright : 06/07/2022

Neurology Drives Psychology in ADHD Clients: Promote Resilience, Self-Regulation & Overcome Common Roadblocks

As a therapist overcoming the impact of ADHD on your client’s mindset and self-esteem can feel impossible.

These clients are often stuck in rationalizations that keep them from moving forward… “I can do it tomorrow… I don’t need to go to sleep… This will just take a minute…”

Join ADHD expert Ari Tuckman to get innovative treatment tools to help free your clients from the shackles of unmanaged ADHD. Walk away with strategies to help clients:

  • Confront challenges & make life easier by avoiding less
  • Understand ADHD without letting it be an excuse
  • Overcome perfectionism and accept “good enough”
  • Develop both skills & motivation to change

Move your clients out of common ADHD pitfalls into improved integrity, self-honesty, self-esteem, agency & more.

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Program Information

Objectives

  1. Build strong and resilient self-esteem in their clients.
  2. Formulate interventions to overcome the five mindset traps most common to clients with ADHD.
  3. Develop techniques to overcome the eight rationalizations of the moment most likely to stall clients’ progress.

Outline

How ADHD Impacts Mindset

  • The relationship between neurology & psychology 
  • Create better self-esteem and agency
  • The double-edged sword - “ADHD is a poor excuse, but a great explanation”
  • Help clients prioritize what to change & what to accept
  • Overcome common social challenges of poorly managed ADHD
Five Mindset Traps that Sap Self-Esteem
  • How specific ADHD deficits make certain mindset traps more likely
  • Is the problem skills or motivation?
  • Challenge avoidance/protective pessimism, self-mistrust, externalizing responsibility, acceptance of chaos, and conflict avoidance
  • Good enough versus Perfection mindset
  • Psychoeducation to empower – emotional & pragmatic approaches
Overcome Common Client Stuck Points & Rationalizations
  • 8 rationalizations that make life easier in the moment but painful later
  • Specific strategies for each rationalization: “this will just take a minute” or “I don’t have to go to bed now” & more
  • Foster integrity and self-honesty by helping clients change
  • When to manage ADHD & when to rest

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

Copyright : 06/07/2022

ADHD & Emotional Regulation: Updated Diagnostic Considerations, Assessment, CBT, DBT Skills & More

ADHD often leads your clients to fixate on negative thoughts, experiences and emotions.

Seemingly small obstacles, like misplaced keys, can lead to full-on emotional meltdowns.

Help your clients resist responding to roadblocks with emotional intensity.

Marcy Caldwell, PsyD. expert on ADHD and emotional regulation, walks you through step-by-step instructions for how to help your emotionally dysregulated clients. Get the training and skills to:

  • Create a map with “personal road signs” to help clients maintain therapeutic gains
  • Treat clients with comorbid diagnoses: anxiety, depression, PTSD bipolar, borderline & more
  • Help clients turn down the volume on shame, anger, anxiety, rejection & more

PLUS, explore case studies to help you navigate your client’s real-world obstacles!

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Program Information

Objectives

  1. Apply evidence-based, ADHD-friendly clinical strategies to help reduce ADHD emotional dysregulation.
  2. Distinguish emotional regulation resulting from ADHD from similar and comorbid conditions.
  3. Assess the ways in which ADHD brains process emotion differently from neurotypical brains.

Outline

Emotional Regulation (ER) & Emotional Dysregulation (ED)

  • What is it?
  • Models of Emotional Regulation 
  • Prevalence & What it looks like
    • Case Study: Tim, 45yo: ADHD w/ anger dysregulation
Emotional Dysregulation & Symptom Interaction
  • Ways ED impacts other ADHD symptoms
  • Impact of EDR 
  • Relationships, parenting & more 
  • Challenges to social & communication
    • Case study: Emily, 48yo: ADHD w/ significant EDR

Why ER is hard for ADHD brains

  • Neurological Substraits of ER
  • Default Mode Network
  • Emotion path for ADHD brains
Diagnostic Considerations
  • Differential diagnosis 
  • Special Considerations for diverse populations
  • ADHD & other disorders: PTSD, anxiety, bipolar, borderline & other personality disorders
Reliable Treatment Interventions for ED
  • Research on effective strategies
  • 3rd wave behavioral strategies: CBT, DBT, ACT
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • Role of Psychoeducation
  • ADHD-friendly Emotional Regulation Training
  • Medication
  • Improving other aspects of ADHD Triad 
  • Maintaining gains over time

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Any other mental health professionals, health care or rehab professionals 

Copyright : 06/16/2022

ADHD Assessment for Adults: Overcome Treatment Obstacles, Identify Co-Morbidities & Resolve Diagnostic Dilemmas

When ADHD is misdiagnosed or undiagnosed it presents tremendous life challenges for your clients…

Struggles at work, parenting and relationships can destroy your client’s self-esteem leaving them feeling hopeless.

Get the education to give your clients a path toward thriving in life.

Join Harvard-trained Dr. Roberto Olivardia to go beyond DSM-5® diagnostic criteria and dive into expert assessment. You’ll learn:

  • The right questions to make assessment quicker & easier!
  • ADHD screening & assessments – plus, their limitations
  • How the ADHD brain works in a language your client can understand
  • Best practices for identifying learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders & MORE!

Register today to advance your ADHD diagnosis, assessment & screening expertise!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Theorize how aspects of the ADHD brain help explain its symptoms.
  2. Investigate components of a thorough clinical assessment for ADHD.
  3. Diagnose symptoms and features of various co-morbid disorders and conditions (i.e. learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse and addictive disorders, and eating disorders).
  4. Determine differential factors between ADHD and the comorbid disorders and conditions.

Outline

Diagnosing ADHD Properly 

  • Review of the DSM-5® Criteria
  • Problems and Limitations of the DSM-5® criteria
  • Common ADHD surveys
  • Problems and Limitations with ADHD surveys
  • Neuropsychological testing Measures and Indices for ADHD
  • Problems and Limitations with neuropsychological testing
  • Understanding the ADHD Brain
Components of a Clinical Evaluation 
  • Going beyond the criteria
  • Ask more detail about symptoms that people endorse or deny (questions to ask)
  • Understanding the importance of context
  • Screening for psychiatric disorders and possible comorbid disorders for differential diagnosis
ADHD and Co-Morbid Disorders: The rule rather than the exception 
*Each section reviews traits/symptoms of the co-morbid disorder, how having ADHD can be a risk factor and/or is commonly associated, how to differentiate it from ADHD, as well as treatment/interventions when people have both ADHD and the comorbid disorder
  • Learning disabilities 
    • Dyslexia
    • Dyscalculia
    • Dysgraphia
    • Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Anxiety Disorders 
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Social Anxiety Disorder 
    • Anxiety secondary to ADHD and executive function issues
  • Mood Disorders 
    • Depression
    • Dysthymia
    • Bipolar Disorder and Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
    • Suicide
  • Substance Abuse and other Addictions 
    • Cannabis
    • Alcohol
    • Other Addictive Behaviors
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image Problems 
    • Binge Eating Disorder
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    • Men and Eating Disorders

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Helping Professionals 

Copyright : 06/03/2022

Essential Tools & Skills for Women with ADHD:  Specialized Assessment & Comprehensive Treatment Strategies

While it’s easy to miss an ADHD diagnosis in your female clients… these missed or late diagnoses can destroy your clients’ lives.

It doesn’t have to be this way… you can be a part of the solution.

Help your female clients by getting expert training that gives you concrete, how-to interventions to overcome biases in research, assessments, society and even your own perception of what ADHD symptoms “should look like.”

Join renowned therapist and author Michelle Frank, PhD and elevate your skill set in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of complex comorbidities particular to women. In this comprehensive training you’ll explore:

  • The impact of pregnancy, motherhood, PMDD, hormones & other biological processes on ADHD
  • How to help clients prevent risk factors like SUDs, domestic violence & more
  • Gender roles and how they influence perception of ADHD
  • Treating co-occurring conditions such as eating disorders, depression, suicidality & more
  • Redefining treatment goals to increase self-esteem and self-efficacy

Women with ADHD have gotten the short end of the stick for far too long… Sharpen your skill set and stop missing important cues!

Register now!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Build competence in identifying possible ADHD in women to make any necessary referrals and/or provide basic psychoeducation to a client.
  2. Appraise the complexity of how ADHD presents in women.
  3. Assess 3 common areas of concern or distress/impairment for women with ADHD seeking therapy.
  4. Differentiate comorbid conditions from ADHD symptoms to apply appropriate treatment interventions.

Outline

  • ADHD in women is commonly misdiagnosed and dismissed
    • Prevalence & Presentation
    • Discrepancies in diagnoses
      • Historical underrepresentation in research
      • Biases in scales & persons 
      • Compensatory behaviors in girls – perfectionism
      • Hormonal challenges 
    • Impact of “later in life” diagnosis 
    • Prescription medication increases
    • ADHD in women in color
  • Symptom Presentation in Women
    • Qualitative and phenomenological vs quantitative differences 
    • Assessment – overcome traditional biases
    • Internalizing vs externalizing behaviors
    • ADHD “types”
      • “Space Cadet” 
      • “Chatty Cathy” 
    • Co-occurring conditions
      • Depression, anxiety, PMDD, eating disorders
  • Gender Roles & ADHD
    • Intersection of gender role constructs and ADHD challenges
      • Impact on executive functioning
      • Gender roles & the perception of ADHD
    • Motherhood
      • “How can I have children when…”
      • Increased EF demands and constraints 
      • Common challenges
        • Sensory overload
        • Boredom
        • Creating and maintaining structure, consistency
        • Organization, memory
        • Under- and over-stimulation
        • Asking for help
  • Hormones & ADHD
    • Estrogen & Dopamine
    • PMS & PMDD
    • Pregnancy & medication? 
    • Menopause
      • “Is this early-onset dementia?!”
    • Common interventions
  • Why Diagnosis & Treatment Matters - Risk Factors for Girls & Women with ADHD
    • Suicidality and self-harm
    • Low self-esteem
    • Unwanted pregnancy, STIs
    • Bullying, peer victimization
    • Domestic violence and abuse dynamics
    • Substance abuse 
    • Chronic pain, migraines, poorer health outcomes
  • Common Presenting Concerns
    • “The Emotional Legacy of ADHD”: Shame and Loss
    • Anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation
    • Rejection sensitivity
    • Negative self-talk, poor self-concept 
      • “I’m too much and not enough”
    • Disordered eating, brain and body shame
    • Perfectionism, over-compensation becomes rigid
    • Relational impacts: Friendships, partners, motherhood
    • Academic and career concerns
      • What do I really want and how do I do it with ADHD?
    • Trauma
  • Treatment Considerations
    • Redefining goals
      • Functional vs symptom improvement
      • Becoming more of self vs becoming more neurotypical
    • Cultural considerations & intersectionality
    • Validation & Psychoeducation
    • Unravel internalized messages 
    • Addressing the emotional legacy of ADHD
    • Managing unhelpful thoughts, rumination
    • Assertiveness training
    • Emotional regulation work
    • Self-compassion work
    • Barriers to treatment – stigma, finances, ADHD myths
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
    • Limited research on hormones, hard to study
    • Limited research on women of color 
    • Limited research on trans and non-binary individuals
    • Limited research on female-specific treatment modalities and outcomes

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

Copyright : 08/02/2022

Mindfulness Strategies for ADHD: Integrate Neuroscience, Awareness Practices & Self-Compassion into Treatment

Supporting clients with ADHD is more than just referring them to a medication provider, seeing them once a week and monitoring symptoms.

You need to give your clients concrete solutions they can use not just throughout their day… but throughout their life.

Help clients’ get their lives on track by teaching them techniques for hyperactivity, distractibility, stress, overwhelm, emotional regulation and more.

Discover evidence-based, easy-to-implement mindfulness strategies for holistic treatment. Join ADHD and mindfulness expert Lidia Zylowska, MD, for a powerful training where you’ll gain the skills to:

Overcome the 5 most common barriers clients encounter

Customize “MAPS for ADHD” to create upward spirals

Manage emotional triggers with calendar planning & reflecting

Help clients balance acceptance and change

Create harmony in your client’s relationships with improved listening & communication

Structure individual and group mindfulness for ADHD sessions

Don’t keep your clients with ADHD waiting, get effective mindfulness-based interventions now!

Register today!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Practice using the structure of a Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for ADHD Program.
  2. Practice formal and informal mindfulness strategies to strengthen aspects of self-regulation in ADHD.
  3. Analyze how mindful awareness can help with diverse aspects negatively affected by ADHD such as self-concept, relationships, and lifestyle.

Outline

What is Mindfulness?

  • A practice and neuroscience perspective
  • The rationale for mindfulness in ADHD treatment
  • Practical conclusions from new research with adults
Easy-to-use Interventions: Introduction to MAPS
  • How to implement Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) 
  • Practices and tips for self-regulation of: 
    • Attention 
    • Emotional reactivity
    • Behavior (e.g. impulse and task management)
Get Clients Living Mindfully 
  • Cultivate more awareness
  • Create lasting compassion 
  • Increase self-concept & self-efficacy 
  • Improve healthy lifestyle habits 
  • Explore additional Resources

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

Copyright : 07/29/2022

Treating ADHD in Diverse Populations: Strategies for Adults, Kids & Collaborating with Care Teams

Disparities in care for clients with ADHD from diverse backgrounds don’t have to exist.

You can be a part of closing the gap in treatment inequality. The solution is right here…

Get expert training to understand, recognize, assess and treat culturally diverse clients with ADHD.

Commit to not missing cues, symptoms, and giving the highest standard of care to all your clients by joining Brandi Walker, PhD, for a comprehensive training on ADHD in communities of color. Sit alongside Brandi and explore:

  • Real world case studies with complex, intersectional identifies of both clients & therapists
  • Familial dynamics that impact development and treatment of ADHD
  • How to build rapport and trust across cultural differences
  • Strategies for collaborating with caregivers and care teams
  • Ways to overcome disparities in medication management, access to treatment & more

Make sure you have the interventions to help any client coming through your door.

Register now!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Analyze health disparities as they pertain to ADHD diagnoses within socially diverse populations.
  2. Evaluate the health, mental health, and social problems that result from assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD when health disparities are present.
  3. Investigate current research studies and their findings.
  4. Develop understanding of the diversity in family dynamics and its influence on treatment/interventions and quality of life outcomes for clients with ADHD.
  5. Apply a transcultural model to assessment and treatment of ADHD .

Outline

From Multiculturalism to Transculturalism

  • Overcome historical mistrust and distrust
  • Contextuality & what it means for clinicians
  • How intersectional identities impact therapy
  • Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model
  • Racial socialization
Qualities for Culturally Competent Work
  • Foster trust across culture lines
  • Be a catalyst for hope
  • Cultivate consistency
  • Acculturation and assimilation
Disparities in Assessment & Diagnosis Of ADHD 
  • Know the risk factors
  • Explore the potential health outcomes
  • Understand assessment biases & learn alternatives
  • What prevents diagnosis when it’s appropriate?
  • Trauma & common comorbidities 
How to Overcome Treatment Gaps
  • Impact of untreated ADHD
  • 7 Essential steps for clinical care 
  • Evaluate racial socialization/ethnic stress
  • ADHD & incarceration
  • Resource sharing
  • BioPsychoSocialSpiritualStrengths Model
  • Understand family dynamics & support families more
Case Studies & Clinician FAQ
  • Wesley & Mom – 2nd grader, father incarcerated; 27 years old, three kids, new relationship
  • Shayla – 17th year old, Latina & caibbean female, middle class, “behavior & academic” problems
  • Marcel – 18 year old, African American Female, parents divorced, first year in college
  • Anna – 26 year old, pacific Islander, transgender, bullying, anxiety, depression
  • Marvin – 32 years old, 2nd generation Lantix American, low-income, career struggles

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

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