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    December 1, 2023
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Neurodiversity-Affirming Assessment and Counseling for Kids, Teens and, Adults

with ADHD

                                                                                      REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

Virtual Only

Date: Friday, December 1, 11:00 - 1:00
Presenter: Dr. Laurie Ferguson, PsyD #20842

Presentation Overview:
Your adult clients may ask if you think they might have ADHD, or a parent may
wonder if their child or teen might be have ADHD. There has been a massive
shift in our understanding of ADHD across the lifespan. Previous approaches
focused on "fixing" or "curing" and we have found this disease model simply
does not work, leaving clients and families (and therapists) frustrated. In this
presentation, we are shifting to using a client's strengths to develop supports so
that clients with ADHD can reach their potential in school, college, work, home,
and relationships. 

Educational Goals:
Therapists will leave this training with tools to identify, assess, and support
clients of all ages using a neurodiversity-affirming approach to ADHD.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to identify five myths about ADHD and why a
neurodiversity-affirming approach is important.
Participants will be able to use five strategies to create a neurodiversity-
affirming experience for your ADHD client.
Participants will be able to identify five ADHD advocacy tools.
Participants will be able to identify five counseling and assessment approaches
in ADHD.

Outline:

1.     Topic A: Neurodiversity-affirming approach (30 mins)
a.  Main Point 1: Paradigm shift: Definitions,
language, and why it is important for your client with
ADHD.

b.   Main Point 2: Creating a neurodiversity-
affirming counseling or assessment experience for
your client with ADHD.

2.     Topic B: Neurodiversity-affirming advocacy,
counseling, and assessment tools for your clients with ADHD
(50 mins) 
a.  Main Point 1: Neurodiversity-affirming ADHD
advocacy tools to support your client.
b. Main Point 2:  Neurodiversity-affirming
counseling and assessment approaches.

The remaining 20 minutes will be for questions.