ADHD Beyond the Basics: Practical Treatments for ADHD in Adults and Children

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ADHD Beyond the Basics: Practical Treatments for ADHD in Adults and Children.

David Nowell, Ph.D.

Attend this workshop presented by Dr David Nowell, an internationally known ADHD coach and neuropsychologist, and learn how to apply leading edge research to your own clinical practice with clients who struggle with these attentional skills. Gain a wide range of concrete skills including assessment of processing and organizational deficits from multiple perspectives and managing symptom overlap among related disorders.

Course Dates

Sydney: 12 October 2020, SMC Conference & Function Centre
Melbourne: 14 October 2020, Bayview on the Park
Brisbane: 16 October 2020, Mantra on Queen
Adelaide: 19 October 2020, Next Gen Memorial Drive
Perth: 21 October 2020, Wollaston Conference Centre

9:15am to 4:30pm
 

Skilful application of attentional/executive functioning is a required skill in the 21st century. The result of our “Attention Industrial Complex” is that these skills – now more than ever – are crucial for clients with ADD/ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, head injury, and other medical conditions which impact cognitive efficiency. The ability to rapidly identify processing disorders and provide targeted treatment recommendations is one of the professional skills which separate the good form the great.

 

Attend this workshop presented by Dr David Nowell, an internationally known ADHD coach and neuropsychologist, and learn how to apply leading edge research to your own clinical practice with clients who struggle with these attentional skills. Gain a wide range of concrete skills including assessment of processing and organizational deficits from multiple perspectives and managing symptom overlap among related disorders.

 

Some of the topics covered will include:

  • What are the basics we need to grasp about the pros and cons of stimulant medication for ADHD?
  • What evidence-based non-medical options can be offered to clients who encounter problems with focus and concentration?
  • What real-life and immediately applicable strategies can be introduced to clients who may not be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD but who struggle with procrastination and self-motivation?
  • How can clients and their families realistically manage the impact of screens and other technology on sleep quality, relationship goals, and time management?
  • Is the recent increase in ADHD diagnosis a real thing or a consequence of lifestyle?
  • What constitutes “normal” capacity – across the lifespan – for managing distractions and directing our limited attentional resources?

 

The workshop we will provide answers to these questions on the basis of the peer reviewed scientific literature, firmly grounded in our clinical practice and lived experience.

 

Dr Nowell will provide recommendations on the lifestyle practices to support and improve cognitive functioning for both young and adult clients. He will also present a curious and compassionate technique for developing keen metacognition – the capacity to “think about thinking.”

  • APS: Activities do not need to be endorsed by APS. Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • AASW: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • ACA: Members can accrue 5 CPD points by participating in this activity

A certificate of attendance will be emailed to participants following the workshop.