Evening Seminar 7 December 2019: Adult ADHD: providing informed support and understanding
Come and take the opportunity go gain some excellent CPD as well as meet and socialise with colleagues. We have a broad range of topics coming up. Our visiting speakers come and share their ideas and enthusiasm about counselling, therapy and transactional analysis.
We open the doors open from 5.00pm – the seminar starts at 5.15pm for an hour and a half. When you arrive we will offer you hot and cold drinks and snacks. There is a small charge of £10 per ticket for the seminar.
What is the Seminar About?
The seminar looks at providing informed support and understanding how to refer clients for diagnosis and treatment. Ruth Williams is presentingshe specialises in ADHD and autistic spectrum conditions.
It was once believed to be a childhood disorder where symptoms reduced with age. We now realise that for many people ADHD continues into adulthood and can significantly affect performance within education and work, as well as having a considerable impact on relationships and mental health. Although ADHD is more often diagnosed in men, research indicates that ADHD symptoms are similar between men and women.
As therapists, we encounter clients who have undiagnosed traits within the ADHD and autistic spectrums, which can often overlap. A key feature of ADHD is emotional dysregulation, resulting in enhanced needs for ego-supportive responses from others. Individuals with ADHD often struggle with a combination of anxiety, rage, and impulsivity, together with difficulties with executive functioning and attentional problems. These features form part of a hidden core within what can otherwise be regarded as emotionally unstable personality disorder. ADHD is a brain-based disorder and although it undoubtedly gives rise to psychodynamics, it is ‘not caused’ by psychodynamics.
During this seminar, Ruth will provide an overview of the key features of Adult ADHD and discuss some of the recurring themes which lead this client group to seek therapeutic support. She will explain ways in which counsellors can help these clients to gain a better understanding of themselves, seek appropriate treatments and develop a range of coping strategies.
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