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2012 ADDA Completed Webinars
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ADDA’s Webinars/Teleclasses have been such a hit that we’re offering classes throughout the year! Teleclasses will run for an hour, on Wednesday nights starting at 9:00 PM EST. The classes have been expanded, from a phone-based program to a Webinar format. Now members will also have the ability to login online, via a link we provide, to chat with other participants and view the slides as the presenter is scrolling through them. Attendees will be able to send their questions to the speaker via the Web and hear them answered live.

"Just wanted to tell you what a great webinar that was! This was the first time I'd been able to hear Dr. Tracy Ware, and it's refreshing to hear someone talk about actual rigorous research relevant to ADHD. Thanks! ~Catherine"

2012 ADDA Completed Webinar's

Date and Time Session Title Register
March 7, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Ask Your Questions About ADHD; an open Q&A session with Ari Tuckman, PsyD
For more information

Click Here for webinar replay.

March 14, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Money and ADHD - with Stephanie Sarkis
For more information
Registration is closed.
March 21, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Q&A Overview on Medication Management for ADHD Adults - with Theresa Cerulli
For more information
Registration is closed.
March 28, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Survival Tips for Women with ADHD with Terry Matlen, M.S.
For more information

Registration For Members Only!

April 4, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Adult ADHD & Personality- What's the Deal? with David Teplin, PsyD
For more information

Registration is closed.

April 11, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Working Memory and ADHD with Tracy Ware, MD
For more information

Registration For Members Only!

April 18, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Mistaken Myths and the Truth About Getting A Good Night Sleep with Chana Klein, PCC
For more information
Registration For Members Only!
April 25, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
ADHD Med Rules Matter with Dr Charles Parker
For more information
Registration For ADDA Members Only!
May 2, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
LD and Justice System - new approach that works with Judge David Admire
For more information

Registration is closed!

May 9, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Ask Sari: "I Know I’m In There Somewhere!” with Sari Solden, MS, LMFT
For more information

Registration For Members Only!

May 16, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Secrets of a Successful ADHD Business Executive with Robert Madonna
For more information

Registration For Members Only!

May 23, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
HELP! I have Career Issues with ADD! Making better career choices moving forward with Wilma Fellman
For more information

Registration For Members Only!

May 30, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Healthy Body, Healthy Brain - What you can do to help you, and your family, think better and feel better with Linda Anderson
For more information

Registration For Members Only!

June 6, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Permission to Proceed: From Servant to Sultan of Your ADHD with David Giwerc
For more information

Registration is closed! 

June 13, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Rethink ADHD: Changing the Discussion with Kenny Handelman
For more information

Registration is closed

June 27, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
The Top Three Medication Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them with Laurie Dupar
For more information

Registration for Members Only!

July 11, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Discovering Your Motivational Blueprint: What Your Body Already Knows with David D. Nowell, Ph.D.
For more information

Registration is closed.

July 18, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
ADHD and Dyslexia with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
For more information

Registration for Members Only!

July 25, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Chaos Theory In Action: Living, Laughing and Loving with ADHD with Evelyn Green
For more information

Registration for Members Only!

August 1, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
How Should I Say It: Strategies for Effective Communication with Marjorie Johnson
For more information

Registration is closed.

August 15, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific

The Three Most Common Mistakes an ADHD Dad Can Make with His Teenager with Terry M. Dickson, M.D., ACG, CPCC
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Registration is for Members only!

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August 22, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
College and ADHD: Answers to Your Most Urgent Questions with Patricia O. Quinn, MD
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August 29, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
What are Processing Styles and why do they matter? with Dee Doochin, MLAS, PCC, CMC, PACG, SCAC
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September 5, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
Productive and Satisfying Living with Adult ADHD with Robb Garrett, MA, MCC, ACT
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September 26, 2012
9PM Eastern, 8PM Central, 6PM Pacific
A Fresh Perspective: Attention Deficit or Attention Regulation? Implications for Learning and Treatment with Thor Bergersen M.D.
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October 15-17, 2012
7PM Eastern | 6PM Central | 5PM Pacific
 ADDA Webinars

ADHD Awareness Week

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Open to the public!

ADHD Basics
Monday, October 15, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Addressing the Challenges of Adult ADHD
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:00 - 9:30 pm

ADHD Basics, Part 2
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:00 - 9:30 pm

2012 ADDA Webinar Information

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Ask Your Questions About ADHD; an open Q&A session

It’s easy to have a lot of questions about ADHD, whether you’re brand new to the diagnosis or an old timer. Unfortunately, it’s easy to find conflicting answers, especially online. ADHD expert, author, and psychologist Dr. Ari Tuckman will answer all your questions. You’ll find it informative and entertaining even if you just tune in to hear what others are asking. You’ll undoubtedly realize that there are a few questions that you didn’t think to ask and a bunch of answers that you’ll be glad to hear.

Ari TuckmanAri Tuckman, PsyD, MBA is the author of "More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD” and "Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians”, as well as the brand new "Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook". He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, as well as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and school/work difficulties. He has given more than 200 presentations and does a popular podcast about ADHD.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

ADHD & Your Money: Ways to Get Out of Debt and Save!

You will learn the most common financial issues facing adults with ADHD, including increased credit card debt, increased rate of home foreclosure, difficulties with relationships due to spending and debt, disorganization of financial documents leading to late bill payments, and lack of saving for retirement. ADHD-friendly techniques for maintaining financial health, such as how to store financial documents and pay bills on time, will be discussed.

Stephanie SarkisStephanie Sarkis PhD NCC LMHC is the author of four books, including 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals (2nd edition, 2011); and ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (2009). Dr. Sarkis is a blogger for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She is a nationally certified counselor and licensed mental health counselor. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Sarkis also has counseling and coaching practice in Boca Raton. Her website is



Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Q&A Overview on Medication Management for ADHD Adults

We will have a Q&A overview on the medications available for ADHD and co-occuring conditions. Both stimulant and non-stimulant medications for ADHD will be discussed including dosing, side effects, and new updates! There will be dedicated time for Q & A - Bring Your Questions!

Theresa CerulliTheresa Cerulli, a graduate of Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Longwood Residency Program in Adult Psychiatry, and Harvard Fellowships in Medical Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry.

Dr. Cerulli is Board Certified in Psychiatry and is on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and Hallmark Health's Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Her private group practice, Cerulli and Associates, is located in North Andover, MA.

Dr. Cerulli is the co-founder and prior Chief Medical Officer of ADD Health and Wellness Centers, specializing in the holistic treatment of children and adults with ADD/ADHD and co-existing behavioral health conditions. Her vision is in combining traditional medicine with healthy living to promote cognitive and emotional well being. She previously served as Medical Director for the Hallowell Center and co-founder of Hallowell ADDvance. Dr. Cerulli has served nationally as an expert witness for ADHD legal cases, is a Professional Advisory Board Member for the Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and works as a consultant and speaker for Shire, Eli Lilly, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals in their CNS divisions. She was a sub-investigator with East Coast Clinical Research for two Phase IV psychotropic medication trials in 2006 and most recently the principal investigator for a Phase IV pediatric study on ADHD and sleep in partnership with ActivMed and Sepracor.

More recently Dr. Cerulli was filmed in a Satellite Media Tour with Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars which entailed 4 hours of live broadcast interviews on ADHD for national morning news shows. Dr. Cerulli served as the moderator and ADHD expert panelist on, and host for their Psychiatry video medical education programs.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Survival Tips for Women with ADHD

This session is geared towards women with AD/HD and will cover the special challenges women with AD/HD face, plus specific tips on things such as: meal planning, organizing, parenting, self-care, workplace issues and more. The focus will be on identifying the stressors and challenges a woman with AD/HD faces on a daily basis; learning strategies for living successfully and utilizing tips and resources. Attendees will have a better understanding of how AD/HD impacts women with AD/HD and what they can do about taming typical AD/HD symptoms.

Terry MatlenTerry Matlen, ACSW is a psychotherapist, consultant, writer and coach, specializing in adult ADHD. She has a special interest in women/moms with ADHD and parenting the ADHD child when one or both parents also has ADHD. She is the author of the book, "Survival Tips for Women with ADHD" and is founder/director of and A nationally recognized expert and presenter on ADHD, she served for many years on the board of directors of ADDA and as a CHADD coordinator in Michigan. Terry is certified through the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching as a Senior Certified Coach (SCAC) and offers online coaching at Married with two young adult daughters, one of whom has ADHD, Terry also has ADHD herself. She can be reached at

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Adult ADHD & Personality-What's the Deal?

Adult ADHD often co-exists with a number of other disorders, including various forms of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, impulse control disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. This webinar addresses the relationship between Adult ADHD and Personality, and whether ADHD affects personality development. Some focus will be on Antisocial Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, both of which overlap in a portion of those with Adult ADHD

Dr. David TeplinDr. David Teplin is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He received his doctorate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois. He completed his clinical training at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals, and a post-doctoral fellowship at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Hamilton, Ontario. His clinical focus is on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Adjustment Disorders, Adult ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders. He is on the Editorial Review Boards of several clinical journals, and on the Professional Advisory Board of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Working memory and ADHD

Typing the phrases "working memory” and "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” into the search engine at the National Library Medicine yields over 300 citations. Research into the connection between working memory deficits and AD/HD has established a new paradigm in which ADHD is seen not as a primary behavior disorder, but rather as a genetically determined, cognitive-developmental disorder. This new paradigm is sufficiently powerful to explain both the child who forgets to pick up his shoes and the adult executive who struggles to follow the content thread of meetings. It offers straightforward explanations for why children jump to the answer section on tests and why all of those "good ideas” are so challenging to implement and maintain. Most importantly, this new paradigm has inspired a decade of independent, peer-reviewed, published research on the efficacy of working memory training, and specifically, the efficacy of working memory training in the treatment of symptoms of ADHD. This talk will explain working memory, the connection to ADHD, the evidence for successful intervention with working memory training and the speaker’s experience with post-training work to build executive function skills.

Dr. Tracy Ware is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a board-certified psychiatrist currently in private practice at Chapel Hill Psychiatric Associates in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Mistaken Myths and the Truth About Getting A Good Night Sleep

In Mistaken Myths and the Truth About Getting A Good Night Sleep, Chana Klein will reveal the culmination of years of study on the truth about getting a good night sleep. She will reveal what she has learned to dispel commonly held beliefs having to do with how we sleep. Chana will tell us what prevents us from having restful sleep and what really works in helping us to sleep. You will learn a system that produces deep restful sleep, a system that costs nothing to implement or to use, a system that really works for those who use it.

Chana KleinChana Klein, MSEd, PCC, EEM-CLP, MACC, ACG, PACG, CCUG , EFT, NET, AGI, SSS® has a huge background in mind-body medicine and in coaching. She has more certifications than she can remember. The study of sleep has been Chana’s focus for many years in her effort to serve her Autism clients, her clients who have anxiety disorder, and her clients with ADHD, all who had great difficulty getting a good night sleep. But even more, Chana has been learning what is preventing herself getting restful sleep and what she could do to fix it. What Chana learned surprised her. She had to unlearn the myths she had believed for years and learned the truth about the nature of sleep. Chana is a certified teacher of the Sounder Sleep System® which is a somatic response system to have restful sleep and relief from stress. The Sounder Sleep System® teaches how to prepare for sleep and how to de-stress during the day. It really works for anyone who uses it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

ADHD Med Rules Matter

New brain science is changing the rules that govern medication management protocols. That new science is translated into common sense packages for everyday use by both public and professionals. In this session you'll understand the dramatic changes in diagnosis to help improve ADHD target recognition for more precise treatment strategies. You'll also learn about the variety of comorbid metabolic challenges that cause unpredictable outcomes: genetics, drug interactions, immune system, dosing strategies. Finally, you'll get vital information about how to use the new science to specifically dial in the effectiveness of each medication for each person, stimulant or non-stimulant.

 Dr Charles Parker Dr. Charles Parker.

In the last 10 years incredible neuroscience evidence about the communication networks between the brain and the body encourage a complete rethinking of the many psychiatric platitudes and inadequate labels used currently for patient care. Everyday I teach these new-science understandings to medical colleagues, the public and to clients in the consultant rooms. As a writer [Deep Recovery, ADHD Medication Rules, CorePsych Blog], a national speaker teaching the details for ADHD meds since 1996, a neuroscientist certified for SPECT brain imaging since 2003, and a practicing child and adult psychiatrist, I've repeatedly witnessed the limitations of imprecise thinking for years.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

LD and Justice System - new approach that works

This webinar will explore the effects of offenders with ADD and learning Disabilities on the criminal justice system. You will learn the numbers of individuals in the criminal justice system, the costs to the system, who is at risk and an alternative to incarceration. This program has resulted in a 40% reduction in recidivism for this population. David Admire.

Dave received his BA degree fro m the University of Washington and his JD from the Catholic university of America. He has been a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He was a judge in the King County District court for 22 years. Following that he a a professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He is currently Chair of the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. He has been a speaker at many state, national and international conferences concerning ADD, learning disabilities. alcohol and drugs and the criminal justice system.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Ask Sari: "I Know I’m In There Somewhere!”

 Sari Solden, psychotherapist , author, and AD/HD expert will answers your questions about how the challenges of AD/HD affect your relationships, self image, achievement, and your vision of the future. Join us for a lively discussion about how to move toward a life of meaning and acceptance when you are living with the strengths and struggles of adult AD/HD. Living with AD/HD affects much more than your ability to focus on your work, be on time, or organize your stuff! Even if you take medication and learn the best organizational strategies, you need to learn the emotional strategies that can help you move away from avoidance, fear, shame, or guilt and toward satisfying relationships, a healthy self image, and a way to contribute your unique set of skills and strengths.

Sari SoldenSari Solden, MS LMFT, a psychotherapist in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has worked with adults with AD/HD for 25 years. Sari is the author of Women with Attention Deficit Disorder and Journeys Through ADDulthood, a prominent speaker at national and international AD/HD conferences, has served on the professional advisory board of ADDA and was a recipient of ADDA's award for outstanding service by a helping professional. Her areas of specialization include inattentive AD/HD, women's issues, and long term counseling issues for adults not diagnosed until adulthood. Sari currently hosts, her online community for adults with AD/HD.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Secrets of a Successful ADHD Business Executive

You will learn various tools and strategies that a successful businessman and entrepreneur has utilized throughout his 30+ year career to turn AD/HD as a positive force in his career. This session will address challenges people with AD/HD face every day at work The focus will be on identifying the stressors and challenges employees with AD/HD face on a daily basis/ Participants will have to apply some basic strategies to make each day a little easier and enjoy a successful career.

Robert Madonna is a Principal and EVP of Sales and Marketing for McCoy Enterprises, Prior to his present position, Mr. Madonna was EVP–Sales and Marketing of EchoBurst Corporation, EVP-Sales and Marketing at Numerex Corporation.. Prior to joining Numerex, Mr. Madonna had a diverse and successful career at Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Corporation). Mr. Madonna currently serves on several non profit Boards; with The Silver Springs-Martin Luther School, Educational Excellence and Entrepreneurship ) at West Chester University, ADDA, and Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation. In addition, Mr. Madonna was a founding director of the Golden Cradle Adoption Agency, Mr. Madonna is an active member with the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Network Group (GPSEG), assisting executives in transition where he chairs their Non Profit Sub Group. Mr. Madonna was the recipient of the 2011 Networking for Life Award, given to an executive who personifies the "Pay it Forward” approach to networking.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

HELP! I have Career Issues with ADD! Making better career choices moving forward

This Webinar will explore the issues that individuals with ADD have in choosing and commanding their career. Discussion will include initial choices, transitioning into new careers and problematic areas. With more information, we all make better choices!

Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., LPC has been a Career Counselor for over 28 years, specializing in ADHD, LD, and other challenges. She is the author of: The Other me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids and Parents, and contributing author of Understanding Women with AD/HD. The Second Edition of her career development book, Finding A Career That Works For You, contains a Special Foreword by Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute? Wilma is a Past President of Michigan Career Development Association, served on the ADD Association (ADDA) Board for 8 years, and teaches online classes in career development for individuals, as well as for other service providers.



Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Healthy Body, Healthy Brain - What you can do to help you, and your family, think better and feel better.

Having an AD/HD diagnosis isn't the only explanation for not thinking clearly. There are many things that you can do to improve how your body and your AD/HD brain work better together. You probably already know a few things about what helps support having a healthier (and happier) body and brain. But have you heard about the brain-gut connection? Do you really know what it is and how it affects you? This session is not meant to leave you with yet another list of things that you need to change in your life. We will, however, be exploring some eye-opening life-changing facts and resources. We will also discuss tools for supporting you in making healthier choices for yourself and your family and strategies for making reasonable changes. Join me in bringing science, intuition, and practical wisdom to the desired result of having a healthier body and a happier brain.

Linda Anderson, M.A., MCC, Getting Clear, is a Personal and Professional Coach who specializes in working with AD/HD adults across the United States and abroad. Linda is one of the leaders in the field of AD/HD coaching. She has been involved in the world of AD/HD since 1994, served on the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) board for over ten years, and as president of the organization from 2006 to 2008. She is currently serving on the ADDA Communications Committee. She has been a member of both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Philadelphia Area Coaches Association (PACA), since their inception. Linda has written several articles, among them, "A Closer Look At Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder--From The Outside Looking In,” "The Body Double,” and the booklet, "Letting Go and Organizing What’s Left.” Several of these articles can be found on her website - www.gettingclear.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Permission to Proceed: From Servant to Sultan of Your ADHD.

Adults with ADHD often create a negative story about who they are and what they are capable of doing. They bury their strengths and live with a story that diminishes their self-esteem. They become slaves to a story with a set of beliefs that keeps them in bondage. The story and the associated beliefs are illusions that do not serve them well.

They need to learn they have the power to change their unhealthy stories that make them slaves to their negative thoughts and become the healthy, strong and powerful sultans of their own story. They are the kings and queens who can choose to create a story that raises them from being ruled by unchallenged beliefs that have enslaved them and focus their thoughts on stories that emphasize their ability to become the ruler of their own destiny.

It begins with learning how to challenge their own debilitating stories and give themselves permission to proceed with creating a true story that embellishes the royalty they already possess.Their story begins to positively change when they discover their strengths. These are the natural recurring patterns of success they have buried & are also an integral part of their unique brain wiring. By identifying the situations that ignite the invisible barriers of ADHD they can learn to effectively manage their challenges and gain access to their strengths.

David will share effective ways of making adults with ADHD more aware of their unique brain wiring so they can use it as a foundation for changing their story of "being a slave with broken flaws incapable of success " to a more empowering story of being "a sultan with unique strengths” who have the power to create their own majestic kingdom.

David Giwerc is Founder and President of the ADD Coach Academy. The Academy is the only comprehensive ADHD coach training program fully accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the governing body for the coaching profession.David is a Master Certified Coach, MCC with the ICF. He serves as an advisor to the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), and he is a past president (2003-2006) of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), the world’s leading organization supporting adults with ADHD.

David is the author of the groundbreaking book, "Permission to Proceed, The Keys to Creating a Life of Passion Purpose and Possibility for Adults with ADHD.” In his debut book, David shares his proven method for gaining control of one’s life at home, work and in the community.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Rethink ADHD: Changing the Discussion

We are in interesting times when it comes to the public view and the public discussion around ADHD. Stigma, misperceptions, judgement and ignorance abound. We have an interesting paradox between the research we have around the benefits of diagnosis and treatment, and the challenges that people have accessing these treatments. And then people have to defend and explain themselves because of the misconceptions that others have. This webinar will discuss the issues of stigma and judgement, and provide some insight into what the discussion about ADHD should be about. We need to move the discussion of ADHD from: - 'Does ADHD exist' to 'how do we make sure people are getting proper assessments and diagnosis?' - 'Are medications for ADHD safe?' to 'Ensuring you have a comprehensive treatment program, including medication, therapy, alternatives, and coaching'. - 'Is treatment improving inattention?' to 'Let's not just treat core symptoms, let's treat the whole individual, and ensure that quality of life improves.' - Judging adults with ADHD to moving toward compassion, support and understanding.

Dr. Kenny Handelman is a Child & Adult Psychiatrist who is an expert in ADD/ADHD. He is board certified in the USA and Canada, and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Handelman is the best-selling author of: Attention Difference Disorder: How To Turn Your ADHD Child or Teen’s Differences Into Strengths in 7 Simple Steps, a book for parents of kids with ADHD. Dr. Handelman teaches other doctors, as well as parents, educators and kids about ADD/ADHD. He speaks internationally on the subject and is often interviewed on TV and radio.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

The Top Three Medication Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

ADHD medications, the right ADHD medications, can be one of the most effective strategies to minimize the symptoms of ADHD. Unfortunately, even when working with a medical professional, many people are still confused about their medication options and whether or not they are getting the most effective use of their medication. Join ADDA as we welcome Laurie Dupar, trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Senior Certified ADHD Coach, for this free teleseminar. Using her expertise and experience of working exclusively with people that have been diagnosed with ADHD, Laurie will talk about the three most common problems that prevent people from experiencing the full effectiveness of their ADHD medication and offer valuable, clear strategies of how to avoid them and get the most out of your ADHD medication.

Laurie DuparAs a trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Senior Certified ADHD Coach, Laurie Dupar, knows that understanding ADHD is the biggest step to managing the symptoms. In simple, yet professional everyday language she helps her clients understand their ADHD, navigate through the treatment maze and design the best strategies to manage their ADHD challenges and create lasting change. Laurie has specialized in ADHD for the past nine years. She is the editor and co-author of 365 ways to succeed with ADHD, and the author of the popular books, Brain Surfing and 31 other Awesome Qualities of ADHD and Unlock the Secrets to your Entrepreneurial Brain Style. She is a guest blogger for and is a sought-after speaker, educator and mentor on ADHD and coaching. You can find out more at:





Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Discovering Your Motivational Blueprint: What Your Body Already Knows

Did you know that your mind/body houses a motivational blueprint which is unique to you? Any adult with ADD has probably heard that dopamine is the brain's chemical messenger of reward and motivation but did you know that the specific way in which motivation "shows up" for you may be entirely different from the ways in which it shows up for someone else? And knowing exactly what motivation feels like - for you - is the first crucial step in taking control over your time- and goal-management.

David D. NowellDavid D. Nowell, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist who teaches workshops internationally in addition to maintaining a private practice. His passion for teaching has its roots in his work with disorders which limit an individual’s ability to apply self-understanding to day-to-day organization and planning. A unique aspect of David’s clinical work is his attention to body-based felt experience – what success or happiness "feel like.” He writes a popular blog at the PsychologyToday website.




Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

ADHD and Dyslexia

Almost half of people with ADHD also have a learning disability. The majority of learning disabilities are reading disorders, such as dyslexia. It can be difficult to properly diagnose either ADHD or dyslexia if one has already been diagnosed with one of these disorders. Research shows that having both ADHD and dyslexia clinically presents differently than just having one of these issues. This webinar will focus on the genetic, biological, and neuropsychological similarities and differences between the two. Proper assessment is essential since not recognizing one disorder makes treatment very difficult. How ADHD and dyslexia present throughout the lifespan will be discussed, as well as strategic treatment interventions.

Roberto OlivardiaDr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Arlington, MA, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also specializes in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. He conducts a group for men and women with BDD at the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Olivardia is an active researcher. He is co-author of The Adonis Complex, a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He has taught courses at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston College. He has presented at many talks and conferences around the country, including many CHADD conferences. He will be presenting at this year’s CHADD conference on the relationship between ADHD and OCD.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Chaos Theory In Action: Living, Laughing and Loving with ADHD

Does coping with ADHD in your family often leave you feeling exhausted, confused, angry or even sad? Given the challenges of just living with adult ADHD, it's no wonder that life becomes chaotic when you throw in a spouse or partner AND children (who likely also have the disorder)! This presentation will provide helpful, practical tips for coping with ADHD in your family, including five keys to successfully living, laughing and loving with ADHD!

Evelyn GreenEvelyn Polk Green, MS.Ed. is President of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) National Board of Directors and is a past president of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). An adult with AD/HD, Evelyn is also the mother of two sons (Robert & Perry) diagnosed with AD/HD and is active in child and adult mental health advocacy. Her current focus is on improving mental health services and reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues, particularly in urban, poor and minority communities. Ms. Green is a member of the Network on Children’s Mental Health funded by the Macarthur Foundation and also serves as an advisory board member for two National Institute of Mental Health funded Developing Centers. She has served as a board member for the University of Chicago Woodlawn Early Childhood Intervention Center and as a consultant on a number of research and service initiatives. Ms. Green is the recipient of several honors for her volunteer work in mental health. She is most proud of being honored by Beacon College as the first recipient the ALiVE (Achieving Lifetime Vision and Excellence) Award for her advocacy work on behalf of children and adults with learning differences and AD/HD. Evelyn holds bachelor and master’s degrees from National Louis University and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. She has been employed by the Chicago Public Schools for over 20+ years, where she uses her personal and professional experiences as a teacher, mother, advocate and consumer to develop and provide training, resources, support, information and technical assistance to families and professionals as Director of the Illinois STARNET project.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

How Should I Say It: Strategies for Effective Communication

 This interactive seminar takes the mystery out of why ADHD can complicate communication. Strategies will be provided to improve listening and respond thoughtfully, so communication is on target and collaborative. An effective plan to manage conflict will be presented.

Marjorie JohnsonMarjorie Johnson is President of Ascend Consulting, Inc. A licensed social worker and certified coach, she provides executive and career coaching, training and development, and counseling. She specializes in counseling and consulting with professionals with ADHD. An expert in human behavior, interpersonal relationships, and motivation, Marjorie empowers individuals and organizations to improve productivity, communication and work-life balance. Her mission is to assist individuals, corporations and non-profits to compelling success and satisfaction in their work and personal lives. A gifted coach, Marjorie helps clients to overcome stuck thinking and make their goals a reality through decision-making, practical action steps, and motivational support. She is on the CHADD Professional Advisory Board for the Main Line and Chester County, and is President of ICF-Philadelphia.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

The Three Most Common Mistakes an ADHD Dad Can Make with His Teenager

This webinar will describe three common mistakes dads with ADHD make with their teenagers (I know because I have made them!). It will be based on my personal story and experience.

Terry M. Dickson, M.D., ACG, CPCC is the Founder and Director of The Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan that has served and supported children, adolescents and adults with AD/HD for the past twelve years. The Behavioral Medicine Clinic is a comprehensive clinic that provides education and supportive materials to families and individuals as well as medical treatment. He has been a principal study investigator for several clinical AD/HD medication trials and has published many articles and has contributed to book chapters. His heartfelt passion for folks with AD/HD led him to coaching as he feels it fills a need that medication can't fill. He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of ADDCA. His coach training includes the ADD Coach Academy and The Coaches Training Institute. He is a member of the AD/HD Coaches Organization and serves as Vice-President of the Board. His passion is how AD/HD affects families, especially AD/HD and marriage and parenting children with AD/HD. He has a special interest in how AD/HD affects the non-AD/HD spouse. Dr. Dickson speaks regularly on AD/HD and has been interviewed locally and nationally on both radio and TV (CNN News) as well as CHADD's Ask an Expert online. He has been a frequent speaker at the International CHADD Conference, past ADDA National Conferences, the Michael Golds Memorial Conference and the Annual Virtual AD/HD Conference. He served on the Board of Directors of ADDA and co-chairman of the Professional Advisory Board and the ADDA National Conference Chairman. He lives in Traverse City, Michigan with his wife and two children who have both been diagnosed with AD/HD.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

College and ADHD: Answers to Your Most Urgent Questions

College can at times feel pretty overwhelming! With all of the independent class work, mountains of reading and the many assigned papers, not to mention keeping track of belongings, living with strangers, taking care of his own needs, and establishing new relationships, college lifestyle can be pretty stressful for both the student with ADHD and his or her family. By now, you may be wondering if AD/HD and college are even compatible at all! Whether diagnosed at age 6, 16, or 6 weeks ago, if AD/HD is part of your student's reality at college, this webinar is for you. An uneasy relationship with AD/HD can sabotage both academic success and mental well-being leading to high levels of frustration, stress, and anxiety. This webinar helps students deal with college related issues and provides answers to their most urgent questions.

Dr. Quinn is a well-known international expert and speaker on the topic of ADHD. In addition, she has authored several bestselling books on the topic. For the last decade, she has devoted her attention professionally to the issues confronting girls and women with ADHD, as well as high school and college students with disorder. She is currently the director of the National Center for Girls and Women with ADHD. Her latest book, ADHD and the College Student: The Everything Guide to Your Most Urgent Questions, was released in May 2012. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her work in these areas.


Wednesday, August 29th at 9PM eastern.

What are Processing Styles and why do they matter?

A discussion of seven processing styles and how they affect each of us.

Dee DoochinDee Doochin, a former teacher, has dedicated her life to empowering people to transform their lives by connecting with themselves and their personal truth. As a Life Coach and an ADHD Coach, when pelple seek answers for how to improve their relationship with themselves, life, work and love, Dee supports them on their journey to limitless potential. Dee's passion and experience has led her to work with people on personal and professional growth, work or life transition, 12-step recovery and ADHD. A Professional Certified Coach, a Certified Mentor Coach and a Senior Certified ADHD Coach, she has been coaching since 1997. Dee co-created the ACKTIVV® Processing Styles Indicator©, contributed to Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD, written by Chris Ziegler Dendy, and co-authored 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD. Dee is a graduate of OFI, ADDCA, JST Coaching and invite CHANGE. Dee is also a former member of the Board of Directors of ADDA. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, Tennessee Coaches Alliance, the ADHD Coaches Organization, ADDA and CHADD. Dee is a mother/step-mother of four, grandmother of twelve and a great-grandmother of three. As one of the members of her family diagnosed with ADHD, Dee lives with ADHD from the inside out!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

Productive and Satisfying Living with Adult ADHD

Being productive and having the experience of a satisfying life is not automatic for anyone. It may be even more elusive to those with ADHD. If you are not as productive as you would like or if you are not living the full satisfying life you intend, there are bound to be some ideas, strategies, and tolls that will fit just right for you. Join Robb Garrett, ADHD Expert, Consultant and Coach for an informative, interesting and practical look at your next steps to more satisfaction and more productivity.

Robb GarrettRobb Garrett has been a professional in the field for over 15 years. He focuses on providing services to adults who are in the workplace. He provides classes, coaching and consulting services to employers and individuals. He typically finds that his clients have at least one of these characteristics: Highly Intelligent, Creative, Artistic, Innovative, Sensitive, Entrepreneurial, Business Owner, Executive, Professional. He serves on the Board of Directors for ADDA, is President of the ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization), Serves clients in his private consulting and coaching practice, and serves corporations and other organizations through AIM (Advanced Integrative Methods). Mr. Garrett studied business and the social sciences as an undergraduate and went on to study how people communicate individually, in groups, and large organizations. After working as a management consultant for over a decade, Mr. Garrett added the study of ADHD, took training in over 6 coaching schools including training in business, life, executive, ADHD teen, college and adults.

 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 9PM eastern.

A Fresh Perspective: Attention Deficit or Attention Regulation? Implications for Learning and Treatment

Examination of the diagnostic criteria for ADHD as they relate to treatment and learning.



Dr. Bergersen has been specializing in the treatment of ADHD for over 10 years. Founder of ADHD Boston, a multidisciplinary center dedicated to improving the quality of life for ADHD patients of all ages, he has focused his career and thinking on this fascinating and multidimensional diagnosis. Dr. Bergersen has been interviewed by ABC, FOX, and CBS News, and has been quoted in in the Wall Street Journal. He is considered an international expert on ADHD, and continues to consult with patients and professionals around the world. His expertise has been utilized by pharmaceutical, biotech and technology companies to improve the evaluation and treatment of ADHD.






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