Does everyone have ADHD now? Assessing and treating ADHD in adults
31 Jan 2022
9:30 AM -12:45 PM
About the Workshop:
This workshop is about the assessment of ADHD in adults and is aimed at clinical psychologists who are interested in conducting brief assessments for their clients.
- Attendees will learn about the neurobiology and prevalence of ADHD and how it manifests differently across the lifespan and across genders.
- Attendees will learn the most common mental health diagnoses that can mimic ADHD as well as those diagnoses that are frequently comorbid with ADHD.
- Following the workshop, they will be able to conduct a semi-structured clinical interview to obtain historical and current symptoms, and identify reasonable assessment tools to try to tease apart the source of symptoms in complex cases.
- After completing the workshop, the attendees will have an assessment plan for an online or in person assessment of ADHD in adults.
- The attendee will also be introduced to how ADHD adults benefit from specific coaching for executive function weaknesses in self regulation, planning and organization.
Claire Sira was awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology from UVic in 2007 having completed a pre-doctoral internship at Foothills Hospital in Calgary. She has been working as Clinical Neurorehabilitation Psychologist (CPBC Registration #1837) since 2009 with expertise in neuropsychology and is qualified to perform neuropsychological and psychological assessments for individuals with acquired brain injuries or neurological conditions and to provide opinions regarding the neuropsychological consequences of their condition, as well as recommendations regarding rehabilitation, therapy and vocational issue. She has completed hundreds of neuropsychological, learning disability, and psychological assessments and provided the reports of these assessments to physicians, insurance companies and law firms. She is recognized as an expert witness in the area of neuropsychology by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
3 CE Credits