ADHD in the Therapy Room
Learn how to recognise when clients may be presenting with ADHD traits; developing complimentary ways of working to provide appropriate support and understanding. This course will also enable practitioners to recognise 'how' and 'when' it may be important 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.
Please note that Modules 1 & 2 of this course entitled 'The Reality of Living with ADHD' form the first weekend of the 'ADHD in the Therapy Room' course, as this provides a deep insight into what ADHD actually is. It is essential to cover these modules before moving into the Case Study and therapeutic work, which is part of Modules 3 & 4 'ADHD in the Therapy Room'.
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 4 separate CPD mornings totalling 14 hours and is run online via Zoom
The 2023 dates are as follows:
Friday, 1st December 2023
Saturday, 2nd December 2023
Friday, 8th December 2023
Saturday, 9th December 2023
Times: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Cost: £340.00 for all 4 modules
If you are interested in learning more about neurodiverse relationships, we offer a course called "Working with Neurodivergent Couples in Therapy".
This two-day course will supplement your couples counselling training, enabling you to support relationships where one or both partners may be Autistic or have ADHD. The course is also suitable for practitioners who support individual clients to navigate romantic relationships, as they will gain insights and learn of strategies which can assist their clients.
Information and booking details for all of our courses can be found in the 'Training' section of our website, which can be accessed from the navigation bar.