"Counseling AD/HD Clients & Families"

11/8/2013 - 6:15pm CST to 11/10/2013 - 4:30pm CST

A high percentage of those with ADHD will seek counseling.  Traditional therapy will not work if the ADHD issues aren’t identified and addressed.  When a client has ADHD, the resulting issues must be dealt with differently. This workshop will help the therapist identify the client with ADHD symptoms and behaviors that are typical of those who have ADHD.  Participants will learn how to work with children and teens that are diagnosed with this neurological disorder.  Adults also can have ADHD and if not addressed will impact their work, their relationships and how they manage their lives.  Without help they have a lifetime of struggles and are often misunderstood by those who deal with them.  Numerous handouts are included.

Objectives:

Friday Evening 6:15 - 9:30pm: There will be a thorough explanation of the three types of ADHD, how to identify them and explain them to clients.  Participants will learn the latest explanation of ADHD, how it is diagnosed and treatment options.

Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm: Counseling children or teens and their families.  Participants will learn about the strategies that work for those with ADHD.  School and home related issues and strategies will be addressed.  Ways of working with schools will also be discussed.

Sunday 8:00am - 4:30pm: Counseling the adult as an individual and in their work and relationships.   Participants will learn the important strategies adults with ADHD must learn to manage their own lives. The impact that ADHD has on work and personal relationships will be discussed and strategies for success in both areas will be addressed.

Presenter(s): 
Susan Pye Brokaw, LMFT
Fee: 
$250, 18 CEUs
To Register: 

Please complete the Registration Form before by 10/25/13

Location: 
Adler Graduate School, 1550 E. 78th St., Richfield, MN 55423