ADHD in the Therapy Room
Providing informed support and understanding how to refer clients for diagnosis and treatment.
Who is this Course for?
The course is suitable for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and General Practitioners. The training is also ideal for mental health advisers and support workers as they regularly come into contact with neuro-diverse service users and have not always received sufficient training to adequately support them.
As therapists, we encounter clients who have undiagnosed traits within the ADHD and autistic spectrums, which can often overlap. A key feature of ADHD is emotional dysregulation, resulting in enhanced needs for ego-supportive responses from others. Individuals with ADHD often struggle with a combination of anxiety, rage, and impulsivity, together with difficulties with executive functioning and attentional problems. These features form part of a hidden core within what can sometimes be viewed as emotionally unstable personality disorder. ADHD however, is a brain-based disorder and although it undoubtedly gives rise to psychodynamics, it is not ‘caused’ by psychodynamics.
This course will help professionals to recognise ADHD, particularly when it may be contributing to the psychological distress of their clients, as this neurological condition can have a devastating impact on a person’s daily functioning and ability to maintain relationships.
This training provides important guidance to help practitioners effectively support their clients by developing an informed understanding of a condition which is often misunderstood. This will allow therapists to share appropriate psychoeducation with their clients and help them to develop robust strategies, enhancing their ability to be productive as well as improving their chances of having successful relationships and better mental health.
Who Delivers the Training?
This course is presented by Ruth Williams and Deborah Wortman, both Psychotherapists with many years experience of supporting people with ADHD and Autistic Spectrum conditions, including members of their own families.
This course offers 3 CPD mornings totalling 10.5 hours and is currently being offered online via Zoom
Dates: 7th & 21st May & 25th June 2021
Times: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm