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Rethinking ADHD: A New Treatment Approach



As ubiquitous as it is, the condition we misleadingly call ADHD is too often misunderstood, even by professionals. Rather than treating it as a deficit or a disorder, the best outcomes derive from a new strengths-based model that reconceives ADHD as VAST (Variable Attention Stimulus Trait). Discover cutting-edge interventions based on the VAST approach that can change the lives of clients of all ages. You’ll learn: 

  • How to explain the VAST model to clients in plain language, so they start seeing and using their unique brain traits as an asset rather than a curse 
  • The role of medication vs. nonmedication interventions for children and adults 
  • How to help clients avoid the major pitfalls of VAST, such as chronic self-attack, rumination, underachievement, substance abuse and other addictions, poor relationship choices, and the consequences of disorganization 


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Edward Hallowell, MD |  John J Ratey, MD
Duration:
1 Hour 55 Minutes
Copyright:
Feb 03, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096125
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Edward Hallowell, MD's Profile

Edward Hallowell, MD Related seminars and products


Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, is a psychiatrist, ADHD expert, Founder of The Hallowell Centers, and NYT bestselling author of 22 books, including Driven to Distraction, Delivered from Distraction, and most recently ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction. He’s been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, Dateline, the View, and more.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Edward Hallowell is the founder of Hallowell Centers. He is an author and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Edward Hallowell is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.


John J Ratey, MD's Profile

John J Ratey, MD Related seminars and products


John J. Ratey, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the coauthor, with Edward Hallowell, of the books Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction, and Delivered from Distraction.

 

Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: John Ratey is an associate clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. He is an affiliate staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Ratey is an author and receives royalties.
Non-financial: John Ratey is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Evaluate several treatment interventions based on a VAST approach to ADHD that improve clinical outcomes. 
  2. Assess how to explain the VAST model to clients in a way that helps them view their unique brain traits as assets. 
  3. Investigate the major pitfalls of treatment and how to avoid them. 
  4. Evaluate the role of medication and nonmedication interventions for children and adults. 

Outline

  • Describe several treatment interventions based on a VAST approach to ADHD that improve clinical outcomes. 
    • Learn how to understand and implement a strength-based approach to treating ADHD.
    • How to take a strength-based history to develop the talents and strengths of a person who has ADHD.   
  • Assess how to explain the VAST model to clients in a way that helps them view their unique brain traits as assets. 
    • Learn how to see ADHD not as a disorder but as a trait.  
    • Learn how to reframe the challenges of ADHD in terms of Mirror Traits.  
  • List the major pitfalls of treatment and how to avoid them. 
    • How to Understand the Role of Medication in the Treatment of ADHD. 
    • How to Find the Right Dose of the Right Medication.  
  • Explain the role of medication and nonmedication interventions for children and adults. 
    • Learn to appreciate ways of treating ADHD without medication. 
    • How to examine the benefits of exercise, nutrition, and other non-medication approaches that promote a healthier mental and physical life. 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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