Silver Spring. MD Educational Workshop 3/22/18 - 3 CEUs
The Greater Washington Society for Clinical and Social work is sponsoring a 3 hour workshop in which Melissa Orlov and Janette Patterson will present on Effective Therapy for Couples Impacted by ADHD.
Description: When adults and clinicians think about treating ADHD, they tend to think in terms of medicinal treatments and behavioral therapy for ADHD partners. Yet a critical factor in the ultimate success of an adult with ADHD hinges upon the health of his or her primary spousal relationship. Unfortunately, research suggests that close to 60% of marriages/adult partnerships in which one or both adults has ADHD may be maladjusted, resulting in the primary relationship being an area of significant stress.
This workshop reviews the evidence regarding the impact of ADHD on couples and marriages and presents an overview of treatments and specific strategies that are often effective in improving ADHD-impacted relationships. This workshop requires some basic knowledge of symptoms and impact of ADHD. Intermediate level.
To find out more or register, go to this link.
Therapist Training for Practices and Personal Issues
Melissa offers affordable therapist training sessions tailored to the needs of your specific practice or local professional group. Please contact Melissa for more information. Groups trained by Melissa will be listed on her website referrals page.
Therapists who wish to take Melissa's couples seminar The ADHD Effect In-Depth for either personal or professional reasons will receive a $50 professional courtesy refund off the course tuition. Please identify yourself as a therapist when you register. More information about the seminar is at this link.
Aids for Your Counseling Work
Is ADHD Impacting Your Relationship? information sheet. Download this handout for your waiting room or to give to those who might need it.
Seminar for couples complements your work: Many counselors recommend Melissa's books to their patients and clients as a great way to get conversations started about ADHD and its impact on the couple's relationship. In addition, counselors also recommend the live or recorded couples seminars to help 'jumpstart' the ADHD conversation and help both partners move beyond denial so that they may begin more productive therapy. If you have any questions about whether the course might be appropriate for your own patients, or if you wish to hear a sample of the course, please contact Melissa.
Treatment E-Book, "How to Optimize Treatment for Adult ADHD" provides an overview of how to think about treatment conceptually, as well as provides solid information about treatment options. Reviewed by Drs. Hallowell and Ratey before publication for accuracy. Download and share with your patients, or send your patients to this site to download it and get other information.
In addition to my two books, you can also read:
APA Monitor on Psychology: Pay Attention to Me: Undiagnosed ADHD affects millions of adults - and their romantic relationships by Kristen Weir. Published in 2012
The Distracted Couple: The impact of ADHD on adult relationships. Edited by Larry Maucieri, PhD and Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD. This is the first therapist manual about couples impacted by ADHD.
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