Psychological Assessment and Treatment of ADHD with Adolescents and Adults

with W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D.

Many therapists are familiar with AD/HD, but do not feel comfortable diagnosing it or treating it in therapy. Treating adults and adolescents with AD/HD in therapy involves a combination of coaching, using the therapeutic relationship as a way of healing, and helping the clients to recognize the effects AD/HD has had on them so they can change their relationship with it. In addition to the individual work, most clients with AD/HD also require thinking and working systemically, whether with the family, partner, school, or work. In this two-hour course, we will review how to assess and diagnose AD/HD in adults and adolescents, how to treat AD/HD in adults and adolescents using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, review an evidence based treatment for adult AD/HD, understand how AD/HD affects family and couples relationships, and discuss the art of working with adults and adolescents with AD/HD.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  Describe how to diagnose ADHD.
  Plan how to treat adults and adolescents with ADHD.

W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who works with adolescents and adults with AD/HD in individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. He provides neuropsychological assessments of AD/HD as well as brief assessments. He is director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy and the Bay Area Center for AD/HD, which is a collaboration of therapists, psychiatrists, and an educational therapist who work with children, adolescents, and adults with AD/HD.


  • Licensed Clinician (without CE)
  • $50 USD

  • Student / Prelicensed Clinician
  • $25 USD


Institute For The Advancement Of Psychotherapy