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  • Social Work
  • Psychology
Hours: 4 Contact Hours
Textbook Author(s):
  • Brian P. Daly
  • Elizabeth Nicholls
  • Ronald T. Brown
Workbook Author(s): Julie Guillemin, MSW, LICSW
Item#: B4225
Contents: 1 Textbook (96 pages), 1 Workbook(18 pages)

ADHD in Adults

Price $39.95
Item # B4225
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: August 31, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

This intermediate-level course presents an in-depth analysis of the many facets of working with adults who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although ADHD is the most common neurobiological disorder that manifests in childhood, it is often misdiagnosed or ignored in adult individuals. ADHD impacts an individual’s social, emotional, academic, and professional functioning and is correlated with many psychosocial problems throughout the life span. Symptoms of ADHD can be debilitating for many adults, resulting in emotional distress, interpersonal difficulties, career challenges, and psychological stress.  Due to the high comorbidity rates with other disorders and similar symptomology, diagnosing ADHD can be challenging for many practitioners.

This course discusses the symptoms, epidemiology, and differential diagnosis of how ADHD presents in adults, theories and developmental models of ADHD in adulthood, and the most recent evidence-based assessment and treatment modalities for working with this population.  Specific strategies for working with adults with ADHD are presented. Case studies are included to assist in applying concepts to clinical practice. Upon completing this course, participants will have a greater awareness of the diagnostic considerations, treatment options, challenges to diagnosis and treatment, and issues of cultural competency when working with adults who have ADHD. 

  • Social Workers will receive 4 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course. Accreditation
  • Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval

Course Objectives

  • Explain the symptoms, epidemiology, and differential diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults.
  • Describe theories and models of ADHD in adults.
  • Identify issues involved in assessing and diagnosing ADHD in adults.
  • Differentiate treatment methods and challenges to treating ADHD in adults.
  • Analyze case studies of adults diagnosed with and treated for ADHD.

Brian P Daly, PhD, is assistant professor of psychology and director of practicum training at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Daly has authored or coauthored two books, 26 research articles, and 20 book chapters related to child psychopathology, pediatric chronic illness, and school mental health.

Elizabeth Nicholls, MS, is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Drexel University working under the mentorship of Dr. Brian P Daly. Her research interests include psychosocial sequelae of pediatric illness and medical trauma, with specific reference to underserved populations and members of racial/ethnic minority groups.

Ronald T Brown, PhD, ABPP, is the president of the University of North Texas at Dallas and professor of psychology. Previously he served as the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He has provided leadership for a variety of national associations.

Julie Guillemin, MSW, LICSW, earned her MSW from the Boston University School of Social Work. Ms. Guillemin has worked with toddlers, children, and adolescents and their families in private and public school settings, providing individual and group therapy and social skills instruction. She has extensive experience working with individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ms. Guillemin collaborates with pediatricians, teachers, and other service providers to enhance the treatment experience of children and adolescents with ADHD and other disorders.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.