Women with ADHD are one of the fastest growing groups seeking clinical support, yet most clinicians feel underprepared and uncertain of their clinical toolkit when it comes to meeting this need. Similarly, women with ADHD often report feeling woefully misunderstood and unsupported - even within the therapy space. This presentation will provide a sound (and interesting!) knowledge base alongside actionable skills and recommendations for clinical interventions to support clinicians working with neurodivergent women. Themes discussed will include common cognitive, emotional and relational experiences of women with ADHD, the intersection of hormones and ADHD, the impact of internalized messages related to neurodiversity and living with invisible differences, gender roles and biases, and clinical interventions to help clients manage ADHD challenges without shame or the exhausting pursuit of a neurotypical ideal. Whether new to the field of women with ADHD or an experienced provider, Dr. Frank’s approachable delivery, expansive knowledge base, and relatable discussion of key clinical considerations for this unique population will help you take your work to the next level.
This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.
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|Handout - ADHD and Neurodiversity Interventions for Women (1.3 MB)
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|Handout - Slide presentation with one slide per page (1.1 MB)
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Dr. Frank is a clinical psychologist currently practicing at Enrich Relationship Center of Colorado in the Denver-metro area. She specializes in diagnosing and treating ADHD, particularly in women. She is co-author, along with Sari Solden, MS, of the book A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers. In addition to individual clinical work, Dr. Frank Provides Gottman Method Couples’ Therapy to couples impacted by ADHD. With a passion for advocacy, outreach, and education, Dr. Frank regularly contributes to national ADHD conferences and support programs. Dr. Frank is former vice president of ADDA – an international nonprofit organization supporting adults with ADHD. She is a member of APSARD – The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders. She graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Marquette University.
Financial: Michelle Dougher Frank has an employment relationship with Enrich Relationship Center of Colorado. She receives royalties as a published author. Michelle Dougher Frank receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Michelle Dougher Frank is a member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the American Professional Society of ADHD & Related Disorders.
How ADHD and neurodiversity is Unique for Women
What Clients and Clinicians Need to Know about ADHD and Hormones
Relational Impacts of ADHD and neurodiversity for Women
Rethinking treatment goals for women with ADHD and neurodiversity
Clinical Evidenced-Based Treatment Directions & Interventions
Risks and limitations of research and techniques discussed
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