Press Release: ADHD Effect on Couples CE Phone Seminar for Counselors and Therapists Introduced



ADHD Effect on Couples Continuing Education (CE) Phone Seminar for Counselors and Therapists

BOSTON, Ma (March 14, 2011) – Dr. Ned Hallowell, Melissa Orlov, Dr. Kevin Murphy and Sue Hallowell, world renowned authorities on the effects of ADHD, are hosting a six-series seminar, from May 5 to June 7, 2011, designed to educate and train Health Care Professionals and Marriage Therapists to improve their effectiveness when counseling couples in which one or both partners has ADHD.  This 21 credit* Continuing Education seminar is administered conveniently over the phone, thus reducing the costs associated with event travel.

"In all likelihood, ADHD impacts at least some of the couples mental health professional are currently counseling,” said Melissa Orlov, marriage consultant and author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage. “Since more than half of the adults with ADHD are undiagnosed, it's not always obvious that ADHD is at the core of the couples' problems. Furthermore, the skills needed to effectively treat these patients have not been taught in traditional curriculums. The four of us have carefully crafted this seminar to effectively train others to assess, address, and treat both partners in an ADHD relationship.”  

The ADHD Effects on Marriage Seminar will be held on six separate dates (May 5, 11, 17, 24 and June 2, 7) from 8:15-9:45pm EST. Each session will be taught by an expert and includes specific presentation and reading materials that will be sent to the participant in advance. Audio recordings of each session will also be available, and all course graduates will receive a listing in the highlighted referral area of the www.adhdmarriage.comwebsite. 

The faculty:

Dr. Edward Hallowell -Founder of The Hallowell Centers in Sudbury, MA and New York City. With over 30 years of experience, including 20 years on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hallowellis recognized as one of the foremost authorities on ADHD in the world. He is an engaging speaker and the author of eighteen books, including the groundbreaking best-sellers, Driven to Distraction andDelivered from Distraction.

Melissa Orlov ( - Praised speaker and marriage consultant. Melissa is the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, a contributor to Married to Distraction by Ned and Sue Hallowell, and a columnist for several leading psychology publications.

Dr. Kevin Murphy - President of the Adult ADHD Clinic of Central Massachusetts and an Associate Research Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Kevin has co-authored 3 books, including ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says andover 30 scientific articles and book chapters on Adult ADHD.

Sue Hallowell,LICSW- Practicing therapist for more than twenty-five years and a frequent workshop presenter. Sue is co-author of Married to Distraction with her husband, Ned, and has appeared on Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Today, among others.

Registration Fees are $349, or $295 if the registration is received before March 31, 2011. To register for the course or for more information please visit

*Continuing Education (CE) credits for mental health professionals are being offered through PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER). Participants may earn up to 21 CE credits.


Christina Veal, Media Relations
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(508) 652-1903

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