David Nowell

Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist

David Nowell, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Northborough, Massachusetts. He offers consultations to patients on an inpatient rehabilitation unit and is an adjunct instructor in neuropsychology to graduate students in the Clark University psychology program. He serves as a physician advisor with the University of Massachusetts Medical School Disability Evaluation Service where he was the former clinical director of the Learning Disability Assessment Program. Dr. Nowell writes a popular blog at Psychology Today on motivation and time management, and speaks internationally to clinicians on such topics as executive functioning, non-medication management of ADHD, and applying findings from Positive Psychology.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Nowell maintains a private practice.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: David Nowell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Jennifer Wilke-Deaton

MA, LPA

Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, M.A., L.P.A., is a licensed behavioral health therapist working in a private practice setting in Richmond, KY. Jen has more than 20 years of experience working with crisis management, psychological testing, inpatient/outpatient treatment, groups, families, and the court system. A tireless and passionate advocate for children and families, she developed a parent training program recognized by the Governor’s Commission for the Treatment of Children & Families and Kentucky’s Child Protective Services.

Jen helped create a regional children’s crisis stabilization unit, children’s advocacy center, and an intensive after-school program for behaviorally challenged youth. She has published numerous books and media products, including Parenting Better Children: An 8 Week Skills Training Guide To Reach, Teach & Empower (PESI, 2014), Awareness In Focus: Modern Guided Imagery Techniques for Immediate Practice (CD Baby, 2016), Awareness in Focus By Kids For Kids: Modern Guided Imagery Activities for Immediate Practice (CD Baby, 2013), and The Mandala Workbook: Activities Across the Lifespan (Media Integrated Applied Psychology, 2013).

In addition to delivering her nationally recognized training programs for PESI and keynote presentations, Jen regularly speaks on mental health issues and child abuse for Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and National Public Radio; as well as psychological evaluations for the Department of Disability Determinations and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Jennifer consults regularly for private/state foster care organizations, social services, schools, psychiatric hospitals, Head Start programs, in-home therapy programs, disability determinations, and case management services.

Her specialties are in the areas of child abuse, PTSD, DBT, behavioral disorders, anxiety, autistic spectrum, and attachment. Jen shares time-tested, real approaches from the trenches, using humor, energy and passion for an engaging and effortless day of practical learning.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Wilke-Deaton maintains a private practice.  She has developed audio products for Media Integrated Applied Psychology, LLC. and receives royalties.  She is an author for Premier Publishing and Media and receives royalties.  She is a compensated speaker for Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and National Public Radio.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Wilke-Deaton has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.  


Peg Dawson

Ed.D., DNSP

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, is a school psychologist and for over 20 years has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. She is co-author of the bestselling books on executive dysfunction, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: 2nd Edition (Guilford, 2010), Smart but Scattered (Guilford, 2009) and Smart but Scattered Teens (Guilford, 2013).

Peg is a past editor of Communiqué, the newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including retention, ability grouping, reading disorders, attention disorders, the sleep problems of adolescents, the use of interviews in the assessment process and homework. Peg has many years of organizational experience at the state, national and international levels and served in many capacities, including president of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association.

She has also participated in many of NASP’s leadership initiatives, including the Futures Conference and the development of both the second and third Blueprint for the Training and Practice of School Psychology. She is the 2006 recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peg received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret (Peg) Dawson is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. She is an author for Amacon publishers and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Margaret (Peg) Dawson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Cindy Goldrich

M.Ed., ACAC

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, is a certified ADHD coach and teacher trainer. She is the author of 8 Keys for Parenting Children with ADHD, a book recognized for providing parents, educators, and therapists with a practical, easy-to-read guide for addressing challenging kids. She is the creator of the workshop series Calm and Connected: Parenting Children with ADHD© designed to teach parents and caregivers how to manage and support their children's unique needs successfully. Through her ADHD Parent Coach Academy, she trains other professionals to become ADHD parent coaches.

Cindy is known to be a passionate, engaging speaker. She conducts training workshops for schools, associations and national conferences addressing how ADHD and executive function deficits impact children and how to help boost behavior and performance in school and at home.

Cindy received her Master's in Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College and her ADHD coach certification from the Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching. She is a certified mentor for Think: Kids, formally The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Institute, dedicated to understanding and helping challenging children and adolescents. She is the co-founder and president of the Long Island Professionals ADHD Consortium and is on the executive board of Nassau CHADD.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Cindy Goldrich maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Cindy Goldrich is a contributing author to The ADHD Awareness Book Project: 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD. She is the Co-Founder of the Long Island ADHD Professional Consortium.


Russell A. Barkley

Ph.D.

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA.  He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions.  He has also published more than 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders and is the author of the book Managing ADHD in School (PESI, 2016).

He is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 25th year of publication.  Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally and appeared on nationally televised programs such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD.  He has received awards from the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Professional Psychology, Association for the Advancement of Applied and Preventive Psychology, American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders, New England Educational Institute, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) for his career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is employed by the Medical University of South Carolina.  He is on the speaker’s bureau for Eli Lilly and receives compensation.  He has an advisory board relationship with Theravance and receives compensation.  He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties.  He is an author for Jones and Bartlett Publishers and receives royalties.  He is a speaker for J&K Seminar and receives royalties.  He is a speaker for PsychContinuingEd.com and receives royalties.  He is a speaker for ContinuingEdCourse.com and receives royalties.  He is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc. 

Non-Financial: Dr. Russell Barkley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.