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.
“Thank you, Ruth and Deborah for sharing all you know and have experienced, not just as therapists but as parents too”.
“… so many things I hadn’t been aware of which will undoubtedly inform my practice and help me to support clients who display ADHD traits. "
"Very pleased that I booked on this course as it is a topic which was not covered when I trained to be a counsellor”.
“Having a panel of neurodivergent people was genius and an absolute privilege”.
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.
Question Time Panel
During Module 2 we invite a panel of individuals diagnosed with ADHD to talk about what it is like to have this condition. They share valuable insights into what helps them to function better and maintain good mental health. The panel welcome questions from the audience and their input forms an integral part of our training.
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 separate CPD mornings totalling 10.5 hours and is currently being offered online via Zoom
Dates: 7th May, 21st May & 25th June 2021
Times: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm