The Western Pennsylvania Society of Adlerian Psychology

Presents a free workshop for the General Public and for

Therapists, Counselors, Educators, Social Workers and Psychologists

A USEFUL APPROACH FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF ADHD DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN YOUTH

Presenter: Patricia C. Post, Psy.D.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 10 AM to 12 PM

Bethel Park Library 5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102

Today more than ever, parents and professionals seek to understand the diagnosis of ADHD and the most useful ways to assist the children in their lives. The diagnosis of ADHD is a complex task due to coexisting disorders frequently associated with ADHD. One useful approach to an ADHD evaluation, which is aligned with Adlerian thought, is to consider the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD from a Bio-psycho-social treatment. This model targets feelings of inferiority and builds feelings of community, confidence, social interest, cooperation, and courage. The overall goal of this approach is to avoid the high risk of discouragement in the child with ADHD. This program will focus on such a diagnostic and treatment model and will provide practical and useful interventions and strategies for parents and teachers.

Objectives: Attendees will:

1. Have a better understanding of the definition, facts, and characteristics of ADHD.

2. Address the possibilities of a misdiagnosis of ADHD and possible coexisting disorders.

3. Present a Bio-psycho-social model of diagnosis and treatment.

4. Provide practical and useful interventions and accommodations from an Adlerian perspective, aimed at reducing discouragement.

Presenter: Patricia C. Post, Psy.D. is the co-author of the Attention Test Linking Assessment to Services (ATLAS) which was published in 2007. She currently holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University in Illinois. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in PA where she specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety. Over the years, she has held several positions in Education including: Educational Diagnostician, Learning Disabilities Specialist, member of the Special Education and Crisis Team. She has taught and presented numerous workshops on ADHD across the U.S. In 2006, she and her colleague were awarded the Science-Practice Award for their research in ADHD and Learning Disabilities. She currently serves on two committees for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and has held the Central PA Affiliate office of NASAP.

Continuing Education Credits: Two (2) hours of Continuing Education available. This program is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) and by the NASW-PA, SW Division. NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for counselors. NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and it content. Application has been made to NASW-PA, SW Division for continuing education. Approval is pending by the PDE for Act 48 credits. There is no fee for attendance. There is a nominal charge of $15.00 to process CEs for non-members of WPSAP and NASW- PA, SW Division. Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send out emails to all in the WPSAP address book. If you are not on that list, please check with the Bethel Park Library the morning of the event. (412835-2207). To insure an email contact, please send your email address to pawaltond@verizon.net. Special needs requests should be directed to Kerry Kennellyat (412) 716-2078.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *