Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP) Intensive Training Course on DVD

Evidence-Based Strategies For Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan - 30 CPD Hours
Russell Barkley, David Nowell, Cindy Goldrich, Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, Peg Dawson
PESI Publishing and Media 2018
ISBN 2467709192746


Become a leader in helping clients with ADHD overcome their emotional, behavioral, relationship and achievement challenges and thrive in life!

Scientific advances have improved our understanding of the neuroscience of ADHD and have led to the development of effective, evidence-based strategies that are transforming the outcomes of the children, adolescents and adults who live with the diagnosis.

Now with this new, comprehensive certificate training, you can elevate your practice with state-of-the art advancements for working with the unique brain wiring of ADHD clients and master proven strategies that will improve functioning and reduce the stress, shame, and anxiety of the disorder.

Join our world-leading faculty of ADHD experts for a step-by-step clinical training that will revolutionize your ADHD treatment strategy, using both medication and non-medication approaches, and equip your child and adult clients with the skills they need to get motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their true potential.

You'll end this course with your Certificate in Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan!

Today's ADHD treatment advances have led to the development of evidence-based strategies to diagnose, manage and coach ADHD clients to help them improve executive functioning and self-regulation.

In this intensive certificate training program, you'll get access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical insight, real-life case studies, reproducible client-friendly worksheets, and step-by-step treatment strategies that will equip you with skills and tools to help clients with ADHD and their families.

PART ONE: Changing the ADHD Brain - Moving Beyond Medication
Join neuropsychologist and ADHD expert David Nowell, Ph.D., for foundational insight on the neuroscience of the ADHD brain that will prepare you to develop a holistic approach to working with adults and children with ADHD.

Key topics include:

* Alternatives and complements to medication
* Safety and efficacy of non-medication treatments
* Impact of exercise, sleep, diet and the environment on ADHD
* Creative interventions to positively impact ADHD
* Case examples and demonstrations

PART TWO: Advances in the Management of ADHD: Evidence-Based Medications and Psychosocial Treatments
In this section, world-renowned ADHD expert and author, Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., shares the latest findings that clinicians and ADHD coaches need to know regarding medications for managing ADHD. Dr. Barkley provides essential insight into:

* Purpose of medication interventions
* Behavioral benefits of medicinal interventions
* Primary side effects of ADHD medications
* Working with comorbid conditions
* Importance of early intervention in ADHD
* Common misconceptions related to stimulant use

PART THREE: Executive Function, ADHD and Stress in the Classroom
Join ADHD and Executive Function expert Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, to gain practical and effective tips, tools, and strategies that help children cooperate and perform to their potential. Leverage the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices and discover how to:

* Improve kids' motivation, focus and cooperation to improve learning and engagement
* Ease stress and anxiety to help kids anticipate and prepare effectively
* Decrease time spent off task and out of compliance
* Teach kids to take responsibility for their own success in school and in life
* Improve collaboration with parents who struggle to help their children

PART FOUR: ODD, ASD, ADHD and Mood Disorders - Over 50 Behavior-Changing Techniques for Children and Adolescents
Get step-by-step directions for more than 50 techniques to quickly improve the lives of children and adolescents with ADHD and more. Renowned speaker and author Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, M.A., L.P.A., shares evidence-based strategies, real-life case studies, and client-friendly worksheets to re-energize your practice and help your young clients:

* Decrease aggression, panic, and anxiety
* Improve communication, self-control, and social skills
* Increase empathy, remorse, and respect
* Reduce irritability and temper tantrums

PART FIVE: The Two Attention Disorders: Identifying, Diagnosing and Managing ADHD vs. SCT
Join ADHD expert and clinical scientist Dr. Russell Barkley to learn about a potential new disorder known in research as sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) that overlaps with ADHD and may impact your treatment strategy. Get exclusive into the nature of ADHD symptoms and the current DSM5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD for specific client populations.

* The current DSM5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD
* Subtypes of attention impairment
* Necessary modifications needed for special ADHD populations (girls, adults, etc.)
* Distinguishing SCT (ADD) from Inattentive ADHD
* Impairment associated with SCT

PART SIX: Smart but Scattered Adults - Manage ADHD by Targeting Executive Skills
Many adults with ADHD fail to finish college, hold down a job, progress in their career, or maintain satisfactory relationships with friends and family-even when they're highly motivated. What's getting in the way is not their unwillingness or resistance to change, but weak executive skills. In this section, author and expert Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, will provide you with cutting-edge neuroscience on executive functioning and practical strategies to help adults with ADHD overcome the obstacles presented by weak executive skills. Key areas of focus include:

* The impact of ADHD on brain functioning
* Assessment tools to help clients better use their executive skills
* Skills to help adults with ADHD control emotions, manage their everyday lives and get things done
* Key strategies to help ADHD clients cope with weak executive skills
* Strategies for improving executive skills at home, in relationships, and in the workplace


The Executive in the Brain
* How the brain's “control center” governs executive skills
* The impact of ADHD on frontal lobe functioning
* How effective behavior change revolves around executive skills

Assessment tools
* Executive Skills Questionnaire-a rating scale to help clients determine their executive skill strengths and weaknesses
* Workplace assessment tools to help clients better use their executive skill strengths and minimize the impact of their weaknesses
* Home management tools to help clients understand why they avoid some chores like the plague-and what to do about it!
* A rating scale to help partners understand each other's profile and the impact of profile differences on relationships

The Impact of Executive Skills in the Daily Life of Adults with ADHD

1. Executive skills in the workplace
a. Goodness of fit between executive skills profile and the job
b. Maximizing executive skill strengths
c. Managing weaknesses
d. Creating an action plan

2. Executive skills in the home
a. The concept of “effortful work”
b. Matching executive skills profiles to appropriate tasks
c. Effective roles for family members living with adults with ADHD

3. Executive skills in relationships
a. How the executive skills profiles of adults with ADHD affect those they live with
b. The impact of mismatches and different executive skills profiles on relationships
c. Tips for working with couples where one partner has ADHD

Key Strategies to Help ADHD Clients Cope with Weak Executive Skills

1. Environmental modifications to reduce the impact of executive skill challenges
a. Change the physical or social environment
b. Modify tasks to make them more do-able
c. Enlist the help of others

Strategies for Improving Executive Skills

1. In the workplace
a. 12 executive skills that impact productivity and behavior change
b. Make a SMART goal
c. Using a deadline
d. Make a plan
e. The importance of clear start dates
f. Using technology to support behavior change

2. In the home
a. Find logical ways to share the work load
b. Understand the start point
c. Start small, build incrementally
d. Practice, practice, practice
e. Using visible reminders
f. Motivators

3. In relationships
a. How different profiles signal tension points in relationships
b. Keys to resolving conflicts arising from executive skill differences
c. The liberal use of humor, patience, forgiveness, negotiation
d. Using self-talk to motivate, problem solve and persist
e. The power of positivity


1. Outline the key role executive skills play in understanding adults with ADHD.
2. Compare and contrast assessment tools to determine clients' profiles of executive skill strengths and weaknesses.
3. Communicate with clients on the best way to restructure their environment to reduce the impact of weak executive skills.
4. Build a realistic change plan that enables ADHD clients to improve executive skills in situations and settings they identify as problematic.
5. Discuss effective strategies ADHD clients can use to cope with executive skill challenges in the workplace, the home and in relationships.
6. Identify tools to enhance 12 executive skill domains.


Managing ADHD in School: The Best Evidence-Based Methods for Teachers
By Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. (Supplied in PDF)

Dr. Russell Barkley, internationally respected expert on ADHD, draws on his 40 years of clinical work with thousands of students, teachers and schools to create a definitive resource for the most effective methods in overcoming impairments for children and teens with ADHD.

Managing ADHD in Schools details more than 100 evidence-based recommendations to help teachers and clinicians increase the success of children and teens with ADHD. This manual goes beyond the “what” to explain “why” the problems are likely occurring, followed up with the most effective interventions.

* Classroom strategies for managing ADHD
* Reward systems for good behavior
* Downloadable assessment guide and report cards
* Proven discipline methods
* Medications and how they work
* Tips for teen management

Featuring Today's Leaders in ADHD Research and Treatment

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.

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.

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, is a mental health counselor, 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.

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 and 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 the Creative Parenting Handbook, CD Awareness In Focus: Modern Guided Imagery Techniques for Immediate Practice, CD Awareness in Focus By Kids For Kids, and The Mandala Workbook: Activities Across the Lifespan.

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, is a school psychologist and has worked for 20+ years 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 best-selling 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). In her most recent book, the Smart but Scattered Guide to Success, Peg and her co-author take the same strategies that they have used with youth for many years, and apply them to an adult population. While the tactics and strategies are particularly suited for adults with ADHD, they are effective with any adults struggling with executive skill challenges.

Who is this training for?

This certificate training has been specially created for professionals who work with ADHD, including Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, Teachers/Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and other Mental Health Professionals. The education provided in this intensive online training is designed to breathe new life into your clinical treatment plans for clients who are living with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Continuing Professional Development
Complete your online CPD tests and earn up to 30 CPD Hours!
You'll end this intensive training with a course certificate of completion to apply towards ADHD certification!

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