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ADHD Awareness Week Webinars 2012
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ADDA webinars - ADHD Awareness Week

Multi-day webinar series with top ADHD experts

October 15-17, 2012

ADHD Basics

Monday, October 15, 2012
7PM Eastern, 6PM Central, 4PM Pacific

Ari Tuckman, Ph.D.
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

This prestigious trio will offer laser presentations on adult ADHD symptoms, brain executive function and best practices for living successfully with ADHD, followed by a panel discussion of adult ADHD and an open Q&A period. This will be ample opportunity to ask any question of our ADHD experts - no holds barred!

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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.


Stephanie SarkisStephanie Sarkis PhD NCC LMHC is a psychotherapist and the author of four books on adult ADHD: 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals (2nd ed., 2011), Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (2011), Making the Grade with ADD: A Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder (2008), 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. Dr. Sarkis has a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and she is also an adjunct assistant professor and clinical trials subinvestigator at Florida Atlantic University. Her website is


Dr. 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, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also specializes in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. 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 and has consulted with cosmetic surgeons, software companies, and filmmakers around male body image issues. He has appeared in publications such as TIME, GQ, and Rolling Stone, and has been featured on Good Morning America, EXTRA, CBS This Morning, CNN, Fox and Friends, and VH1. He has spoken on numerous radio and webinar shows and presents at many talks and conferences around the country, including the CHADD conferences annually.


Addressing the Challenges of Adult ADHD

 Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7PM Eastern, 6PM Central, 4PM Pacific

Overcoming Overwhelm
Jennifer Koretsky

Adults with ADHD often become trapped in a cycle of overwhelm and burnout. Distractibility and poor planning skills, combined with a tendency towards stress and frustration, leave many adults with ADHD struggling to manage their day-to-day lives. This popular presentation will discuss how to break the cycle by balancing pace of life with self-care.

The Procrastination Doctor Is In
Kim Kensington, Psy. D.

In this fast-paced laser presentation, Dr. Kensington will explain why adults with ADHD are prone to procrastination and offer solutions to help conquer procrastination. Following the presentation, there will be a lively Q&A session that will answer even more questions about how to wake up your brain and get things done.

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Jennifer Koretsky, SCAC is the Managing Partner of the ADD Management Group, LLC and Chief Executive Officer of She is a Senior Certified ADHD Coach, and the author of the Best Seller Odd One Out: The Maverick's Guide to Adult ADD. He work has been featured on The Today Show, in The New York Times, and in other international media. You can learn more about Jennifer and her work at


Although Dr. Kensington received her doctorate in 1990 and was surrounded by competent mental health professionals, her decades of mysteriously terrible disorganization, time management and procrastination were finally diagnosed as ADHD five years ago. A psychologist by training, her practice in West Los Angeles is most often a hybrid of psychotherapy and ADHD Coaching. She has dabbled in stand-up comedy and tries to bring humor to her clients and audiences while providing concrete, practical advice and support. Speaking of support, she is starting a free adult ADHD support group in Los Angeles (Santa Monica) through She has two dogs whom she will try to keep quiet during the webinar by means of bribery.


ADHD Basics, Part 2

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7PM Eastern, 6PM Central, 4PM Pacific

A Fresh Perspective on Adult ADHD
Thor Bergersen, M.D.

In this forward-thinking presentation, Dr. Bergersen offers a new look at adult ADHD, starting with the concept that ADHD is an attention "regulation" issue instead of an attention "deficit." A fact-packed, fascinating look at adult ADHD.


Medication Management: How to Get It Right
Cathi Zillmann, NPP, CPNP

How do ADHD medications work? How do stimulants calm the brains of adults with ADHD so they can focus? What's the best way to work with your doctor to adjust medications for maximum effectiveness? Which medications are approved for adults with ADHD? Ask your questions: ADHD medication expert Cathi Zillmann will answer them all. One full hour of information and Q&A.

You must register for all three webinar days separately to get access.


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.



Cathi Zillmann, NPP is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is also certified in pediatrics. She has a private practice in Smithtown NY specializing in pharmacotherapy for the treatment of ADHD and related disorders across the lifespan. She also practices general pediatric psychiatry at the Pederson-Krag Center, a community mental health center serving Suffolk County NY.

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