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Release Date: August 31, 2016
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.
4 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
- 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.
Julie Guillemin, MSW, LICSW, earned her MSW from the Boston University School of Social Work. She is currently in private practice at Levin & Zangrillo, P.C., where she works with children, adolescents, adults, and families, addressing adjustment problems, psychiatric disorders, behavioral issues, and learning disabilities. 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.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- 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.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- 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.