Featuring Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., The World’s Leading Expert on ADHD
- Internationally-acclaimed trainer with 30 years of research and clinical experience
- Author of Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents and 15 other books and over 250 scientific articles on ADHD
- Sought after media expert: The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Nightline, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time and many others
- Recipient of numerous national awards for his work in ADHD
This is a rare opportunity to learn from the world’s leading expert on ADHD. This program will provide detailed, current information on the nature and causes of ADHD in children and teens and the role of executive functioning in the disorder. A neuropsychological theory of executive functioning (EF) and self-regulation will be presented that provides a much more comprehensive view of both EF and of ADHD than the current clinical conceptualization of ADHD as a disorder of attention.
New research exists on the life course of children with ADHD and their adult outcomes that illustrates how impaired EF can negatively impact major life activities. The results of that research have numerous implications for the management of ADHD. Dr. Barkley will discuss the advances in our scientific knowledge of ADHD and their exciting implications for optimizing the effective treatment of children and teens having ADHD. He will also discuss the science-based treatments for the management of ADHD, its executive functioning deficits, and the impairments likely to arise from the disorder.
- Discuss the nature of ADHD including a theory of ADHD as a developmental disruption in executive functioning and self-regulation, and the implications for treatment planning
- Identify causes of ADHD and how they impact the brain’s executive functions
- Describe the developmental course of ADHD, the impairments it may produce in various major life activities, and their implications for treatment planning
- Utilize the best treatment approaches for addressing the executive and self-regulatory deficits associated with ADHD
The Nature of ADHD
- The obvious symptoms
- Where is executive functioning in ADHD?
What is Executive Functioning (EF)?
- Current definitions
- The hybrid model of EF at the cognitive level
- The 5 levels of the EF hierarchy-how EF extends into most major life activities
How ADHD Impairs Executive Functioning-ADHD is EFDD
- How ADHD symptoms relate to the cognitive EF level
- How ADHD symptoms impact EF in everyday life
Implications for Understanding ADHD as EFDD
- A disorder of knowledge or performance?
Implications for Managing ADHD as EFDD
- The 5 rules for addressing EFDD
Life Course Outcomes of ADHD/EFDD and Treatment Implications
- Childhood impairments (health, education, peers & families)
- Adolescent risks (school, sex, driving & crime)
- Adult outcomes (work, relationships, drug abuse, health risks, life expectancy)
- Implications for life course management
The Best Principles for Managing EF Deficits in ADHD
Counselling Parents-Topics to Cover
Training Parents in Home Management
- Overview of programs for child management
- Problem-solving communication training
School Management of EF Deficits in ADHD
- Basic considerations
- Increasing incentives
- Assisting organization and working memory deficits
- Disciplinary methods
- Tips for ADHD management in teens
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Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He served as the Director of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for more than 15 years (1985-2000) and established the research clinics for both child and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. In 2002, he relocated to the Charleston, SC region.
Dr. Barkley is a Diplomate in three specialities, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 13 books and clinical manuals now numbering 23 separate editions. He has published more than 230 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. His most recent books include ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says (2008);ADHD in Adults: Diagnosis and Management (2007); Your Defiant Teen (2008); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment (3rd ed., 2006), Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents (2005, 3rd ed.), and Assessment of Childhood Disorders (2007). In 1993, he founded a bimonthly newsletter for clinical professionals, The ADHD Report (Guilford). He has created seven professional videotapes on ADHD and defiant children, three of which have won national awards, including the 1992 and 1994 Golden Apple Award for educational videos from the National Education Association. Dr. Barkley has served on the editorial boards of 11 scientific journals and as a reviewer for numerous others.
Dr. Barkley has presented more than 600 invited workshops, public addresses, and scientific presentations internationally, including Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Israel, Russia, Kenya, Venezuela, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, Canada, and Great Britain. He has appeared on the nationally televised 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. In 1994, he received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and in 1996, he was awarded the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Paediatrics for his research career in child development. In 1998, he received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research from the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, (now Division 53) of the American Psychological Association. In 2002, he received the Dissemination Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association for his career efforts to educate the public and other professionals about the science of ADHD.
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