About Course #B4236
Release Date: November 25, 2016
Expiration Date: November 25, 2019
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has finally provided much needed clarity on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is more important than ever that social workers and mental health professionals be prepared to treat ADHD throughout the lifespan. This intermediate-level course has been developed to educate social workers, counselors, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists, and to bring a deeper understanding to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD in individuals of all ages.
This course provides clinicians with a rich description of the disorder's historical roots and evolution. Multimodal treatment programs are crucial to addressing the symptoms of ADHD including the use of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative treatments. These multimodal treatments are described in the course with attention paid to stimulant and non-stimulant medications, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate the presentations of ADHD and various treatments options.
Social Workers participating in this course will receive 2 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
New Jersey Social Workers - This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1460 from 5/31/2017 to 5/31/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 2.
New York Social Workers - This course does NOT meet the NY Social Work Board's criteria for acceptable continuing education
Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval
- Discuss the historical evolution into modern-day perspectives and understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Describe the etiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Explain treatment strategies for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN,
Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC,
- 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.
- 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.
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