Melissa Orlov CV

Education

AB Cum Laude, Harvard College, 1981

Phillips Exeter Academy, 1977

Work Experience

Melissa Orlov LLC, 2007 - present:  Marriage consultant, specializing in couples impacted by ADHD

Strategic Marketing Partners, 1995-2007:  President, marketing strategy consultancy

Cramer-Krasselt Advertising, 1989-1995:  Vice President; Account Supervisor, account management

Tatham-Euro RSCG Advertising, 1984-1989: Account Executive; Assistant Account Executive, account management

Publications

www.ADHDmarriage.com, 2007 - present: Founder and lead contributor

May I Have Your Attention? at PsychologyToday.com, 2010 - present:  Contributor

The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD, with co-author Nancie Kohlenberger, LMFT, 2014: Specialty Press

The Distracted Couple, contributing author with Larry Maucieri, PhD, and Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, 2013: Crown House

The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps, 2010: Specialty Press

Married to Distraction, contributing author with Edward Hallowell, M.D. and Sue George Hallowell, LICSW, 2010: Ballantine

Your Relationships, Columnist, 2008-2014:  ADDitude Magazine

Select Teaching - Professionals

UKAAN World Conference, 2017:  Relationships and Adult ADHD - family, friends, partners and parenting

Amsterdam Institute for Couple and Family Therapy, 2015:  Therapeutic Interventions for Couples Impacted by ADHD

Conference of the Dutch Association of Marital and Family Therapy, 2015:  Effectively Counseling Couples Impacted by Adult ADHD

CHADD International Conference on ADHD, 2014: Therapeutic Responses to Relationship Hotspots (CE/CME)

GoodTherapy.org Professional Education Series, 2013: Tools to Help Couples Impacted by ADHD Thrive

Online, 2011-2012: The ADHD Effect on Couples, lead presenter with Edward Hallowell, M.D., Kevin Murphy, PhD., and Sue George Hallowell LICSW.  APA accredited.

In-clinic training, 2011-present: Helping Adult ADHD Clients Respond to Marriage Pressures

Sample Presentations - General Public

CHADD and ADDA International Conference on ADHD, 2017:  Diminishing Anger in ADHD-Impacted Relationships

CHADD International Conference on ADHD, 2016: Bridging the Communication Gap Between ADHD and Non-ADHD Partners and, separately, Therapeutic Strategies for Improving Intimacy in All Types of ADHD-Impacted Relationships

ADDISS, UK, 2015:  Adult ADHD, Relationships, and Families

CHADD International Conference on ADHD, 2014:  Relationship Trouble? Multi-Modal Treatment for Your ADHD-Impacted Relationship

Virtual ADHD Conference Master Classes, 2013: Effective Communication for Couples Impacted by ADHD

CADDAC Annual Conference, 2012: Relationship Trouble?

ADDA Webinar Series, 2012 - 2017: Rebuilding Intimacy in ADHD Relationships and others

Select Expert Interviews on ADHD and Marriage

American Psychological Association Monitor; New York Times; CNN; Today; US News and World Report; CBS online; AOL; NHPR; About.com

Awards

IndieFab Gold Medal, Psychology Book of the Year, 2014 for The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD.  Foreword Reviews

Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal, Psychology, 2014 for The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD.  IBPA

Finalist, Best Mental Health Book 2014 for The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD.  USA Book News

Gold Medal, Psychology Book of the Year, 2010 for The ADHD Effect on Marriage

Contact Information

Melissa Orlov

Phone:  508-545-2250

E-Mail:  contact here

Website:  ADHDmarriage.com