Seminar Agenda

May 6-7, 2011



Dr. Ned Hallowell

Sue George Hallowell, LICSW

Dr. Kevin Murphy

Melissa Orlov


Hosted at the MIT Endicott House, Dedham, MA


Day 1

1:30-2:30pm - Registration and Refreshments

2:30 - 4:00pm - Welcome and Introductions          Melissa Orlov

  • ADHD in a Minute
  • What Does ADHD Look Like in Your Practice?

4:00 - 5:30pm - Keynote Address          Dr. Kevin Murphy

  • What Couples Therapists Need to Know About the Research on ADHD
  • Couples Therapy Best Practices When ADHD is a Factor

5:30 - 7:00pm - Reception


Day 2

8:00 - 9:00am - Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30am - Workshop          Melissa Orlov

Placing Your Clients into the Three Stages of Recovery

  • Characteristics of each stage, by spouse
  • Managing expectations by stage
  • Greatest obstacles and suggested therapeutic strategies
  • What you must communicate to your clients
  • Common traps and issues

10:40 - 12:10pm - Lecture and Q&A          Melissa Orlov

Dealing with Anger, Frustration, Denial, Hopelessness and Shame

  • The source of these feelings in ADHD relationships
  • Helping clients deal with these emotions effectively

ADHD - Friendly Strategies for Both Spouses

  • Navigating plans, communication techniques, reminders and more
  • Keeping it balanced - the work of both partners
  • Importance of measurements

12:30 - 2:45 pm - Lunch and Keynote Address          Dr. Ned Hallowell and Sue Hallowell, LICSW

The Pitfalls and Pinnacles in a Marriage with ADHD

Diagnosis, Medication and Treatment

3:00 - 4:00pm - Panel and Participant Discussion          Dr. Ned Hallowell, Sue Hallowell, Melissa Orlov

Your Questions, Answered

4:15 - 5:30pm - Closing Session          Melissa Orlov

The Delicate Balance - Patience vs. Progress

Taking It To Your Practice

Closing Remarks