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.