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Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across The Life Span with Edward Hallowell, MD – Week-Long Conference

Length: 5 half-days

Additional Participant CE:
$29.99

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From childhood through adulthood, ADHD presents both difficult dilemmas and unique opportunities for change, growth, and success. The goal of diagnosis and treatment is to transform ADHD from a chronic liability into an overall asset in life. The purpose of this seminar is to show how to do precisely that and to present all the exciting new information we have learned about ADHD in the past decade.

In his work with people of all ages Dr. Hallowell has learned that a strength-based approach to diagnosis and treatment leads to the best outcomes. The moment the clinician meets the patient or client, he or she looks for talents, skills, and strengths and builds a treatment plan to promote those first and foremost. This mobilizes hope, excitement, and a cascade of positive energy which drives treatment to much greater success than is observed in other kinds of treatment.

Interweaving advanced material and innovative, new treatments with introductory information, aimed both at professionals and non-professionals, this seminar will explore the entire world of ADHD in its human dimensions as well as its clinical and scientific. It will provide a solid, practical basis for diagnosis and treatment at all ages.

OUTLINE

Part One

  • Introduction
  • Explanation and rationale for the strength-based approach
  • Special techniques in the strength-based approach
  • History of ADHD
  • What is it like to have ADHD?
  • Potential skills and strengths in people who have ADHD
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ADHD-ers
  • Life stories of successful ADHD-ers
  • Problems to overcome in life with ADHD
  • Epidemiology in US and across cultures
  • ADD vs. ADHD

Part Two

  • Biology of ADHD
  • Brain scan data
  • Genetics of ADHD
  • The Itch at the Core of ADHD: Reward Deficiency syndrome
  • An organized approach to the diagnosis of ADHD
  • Statistically validated screening tests of ADHD
  • The role of neuropsychological testing
  • Common pitfalls in making the diagnosis
  • Over-diagnosis vs. under-diagnosis
  • How to take a strength-based history
  • How to explain the diagnosis of ADHD to a child or adult

Part Three

  • Conation: A New Tool for Assessing Strengths
  • The Kolbe Conative Strength Assessment
  • Conditions that Co-exist with ADHD 
  • ADHD vs. Modern Life: How to tell them apart Childhood Bi-polar Disorder vs. ADHD: How to tell them apart
  • Dyslexia and ADHD
  • Addictions and ADHD
  • A New Use of the 12-Step Program in Treating ADHD
  • The Basics of Treating ADHD
  • The Start of Treatment: A Pivotal Moment

Part Four

  • How to Find the Buried Treasures in ADHD
  • Promoting Strengths: A Systematic Approach
  • Major Danger Alert: How to Make the Transition to College
  • Nutrition and ADHD: Omega-3’s and Beyond
  • Cerebellar Stimulation: A New Exercise-based Treatment
  • Neurofeedback and LENS
  • Two Traps to Avoid: Spin and Slide (terms to be explained)
  • Managing “The Big Struggle” in Families
  • Couples and ADHD
  • Sexuality and ADHD

Part Five

  • The Role of Medication in the Treatment of ADHD
  • The Pro’s and Con’s of Various Medications
  • Guidelines to Finding the Right Dose of the Right Medication
  • Explaining Medication to Others
  • Clinical Examples of the Use of Medication in all Ages
  • Treating Worry, Anxiety, and ADHD
  • Promoting Organizational Skills in Life with ADHD
  • Finding the Right Career in Life with ADHD
  • Choosing the Right Mate in Life with ADHD
  • Finding Joy in Life with ADHD

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe ADHD across the lifespan.
  • List the seven habits of highly effective ADHD-ers.
  • Explain rationale for strength-based model.
  • List skills and strengths associated with ADHD.
  • List the common problems associated with ADHD.
  • Discuss the life stories of successful ADHD adults.
  • Describe basic biology of ADHD.
  • State the role of testing in diagnosis of ADHD.
  • Name common pitfalls in diagnosis.
  • Discuss use of medication for ADHD.
  • Name conditions that often co-exist with ADHD.
  • Indicate the basics of ADHD treatment.
  • Explain the role of exercise and nutrition in ADHD treatment.
  • Discuss ADHD impact on couples and sexuality.
  • Apply model to predict life stage dilemmas and plan appropriate treatment in practice.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., is founder of The Hallowell Center in Sudbury, MA and New York City, both outpatient clinics. He is the author of 15 books including Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder. On the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1983 - 2003, Dr. Hallowell now spends his professional time seeing patients, lecturing and writing. He lives in Arlington, MA with his wife, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack and Tucker.

Having ADHD himself, having two children who have it, having treated it in children and adults for 25 years, Dr. Hallowell is uniquely qualified to discuss both the clinical, personal and human aspects of living with ADHD.

Sue George Hallowell, LICSW has been a practicing therapist for more than twenty-five years and is an early pioneer in the arena of treating couples impacted by ADHD. She was the Director of Inpatient Social Work at Mass Mental Health Center and an Associate Professor at Simmons Graduate School of Social Work (adjunct) for 12 years. She is co-author of Married to Distraction with her husband, Ned, and has appeared on Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Today, among others. A frequent workshop presenter, she is a graduate of UVa and Boston College. She and Ned have three children and live outside Boston.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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Credit Information

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. Additional certificates are available for $29.99. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Continuing Education Information:  This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact CMI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CMI is offering this activity for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

SOCIAL WORKERS

SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this activity after successful completion of the post test/evaluation form. Course Level: All Levels.

FLORIDA SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study continuing education credits.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study contact hours.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #:  CEP-140. This course has been approved for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This activity qualifies for an approved continuing education offering for New Jersey Social Workers. The New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this activity for 15.0 (Clinical) credit hours.

COUNSELORS

COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider of the National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider #: 5637. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This activity qualifies for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

OHIO COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study clock hours of continuing education credit.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), provider #: 00131. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. This activity qualifies for 18.0 live or 18.0 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #:  OS-03-036-1013. This course meets the qualifications for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study hours of continuing education credit.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 900 live or 900 self-study minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:  168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study credits.  

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This activity qualifies for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study continuing education credits.

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by theANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.

FLORIDA NURSES: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study contact hours.

IOWA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 18.0 live or 18.0 self-study contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal.

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TEACHERS/EDUCATORS:  This course consists of 15.0 clock hours. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of successful completion as proof of your attendance. Please retain the certificate in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required. No live credit hours available.

CALIFORNIA EDUCATORS: This course may be applicable for 15.0 Clock Hours to qualify toward your Professional Growth to apply toward the renewal of credentials. The CTC does not approve courses. No live credit hours available.

ILLINOIS EDUCATORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide professional development activities. Provider number: 050602154518762. This course qualifies for 15.0 CPDUs. No live credit hours available.

INDIANA EDUCATORS: 15.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards. No live credit hours available.

MAINE EDUCATORS: This course may be available for 15.0 Recertification Clock Hours. Those employed as teachers in Maine would need to get prior approval from their local certification committee. No live credit hours available.

MONTANA EDUCATORS: This program is offered for 15.0 Renewal Units. CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. No live credit hours available.

NEW JERSEY EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS & EDUCATION SERVICES PERSONNEL: 15.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. MEDS-PDN, powered by CMI Education Institute, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education. No live credit hours available.

TEXAS EDUCATORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 15.0 CPE clock hours. No live credit hours available.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #:  3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 15.0 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. No live credit hours available.

FLORIDA OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 15.0 continuing education credits. No live credit hours available.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This activity qualifies for 15.0 live or 15.0 self-study continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Only credits listed are approved. For any other credit inquiries (i.e. state specific or others not listed), please contact cecmi@cmieducation.orgor 800-844-8260 BEFORE the event. Additional credit inquiries submitted after the date of the event will not be honored, per board regulations. For all other inquiries, please contact info@pesi.com.

Faculty

  • Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Course Materials

  • Buy It/Rent It Manual (12 pages)
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