Managing Adult ADHD
How to beat it with or without medication
DATE: Friday 25th May 2018
TIME: 9.30 am TO 4.30pm. Registration and Coffee from 9 am
VENUE: PARRAMATTA RSL CLUB, Cnr Macquarie and O’Connell Sts, Parramatta
COST: $352 (GST incl) Full time students receive a 20% discount - a copy of your current student card needs to be sent with your registration form.
SUPER EARLY BIRD: 20% discount for those people registering and paying in full by 25th March 2018
EARLY BIRD: 10% discount for those people registering and paying in full by 25th April 2018
Speaker: Dr Caroline Stevenson, Clinical Psychologist
Caroline Stevenson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999 with a Masters degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. For her PhD she developed and evaluated the first behavioural treatment program for adult AD/HD. This research has been recognised by the NHMRC, and by international scientists and clinicians, as a milestone in the management of this condition.
Caroline has had an on-going commitment to teaching and research. She has worked at Macquarie University and at The NSW Institute of Psychiatry, most recently supervising the first clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of the 1-2-3-Magic child behaviour program. She has taught in academic settings on AD/HD, learning difficulties, and child and adolescent behaviour problems, and presented at medical and scientific conferences on these topics. She has also supervised other clinical psychologists in practice, as well as Masters and PhD students. She has been extensively involved with peak community organisations supporting people with AD/HD, currently serving on the board of AD/HD Australia.
Working in a range of clinical settings since graduation, Caroline has amassed an extensive range of experience relating to the management of AD/HD and its associated problems in children, adolescents and adults. This has included working as a clinical psychologist for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Learning Difficulties Clinic, The Prince of Wales Adolescent Service and The Northern Beaches Adolescent Service.
This workshop will provide an overview of the research on adult ADHD. A theoretical and practical understanding of adult ADHD symptoms will be provided.
Clinically, adults present with procrastination, problems managing stimulation, organisation difficulties, attention problems and impulsivity as the primary complaints.
This workshop will discuss the key strategies for helping adults manage these challenging symptom
- Participants will have a good understanding of the executive functioning difficulties in adult ADHD.
- Participants will discuss assessment of adult ADHD and learn the pros and cons of different assessment tools.
- Participants will learn a range of cognitive remediation strategies to help manage the symptoms of adult ADHD.