While it’s easy to miss an ADHD diagnosis in your female clients… these missed or late diagnoses can destroy your clients’ lives.
It doesn’t have to be this way… you can be a part of the solution.
Help your female clients by getting expert training that gives you concrete, how-to interventions to overcome biases in research, assessments, society and even your own perception of what ADHD symptoms “should look like.”
Join renowned therapist and author Michelle Frank, PhD and elevate your skill set in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of complex comorbidities particular to women. In this comprehensive training you’ll explore:
The impact of pregnancy, motherhood, PMDD, hormones & other biological processes on ADHD
How to help clients prevent risk factors like SUDs, domestic violence & more
Gender roles and how they influence perception of ADHD
Treating co-occurring conditions such as eating disorders, depression, suicidality & more
Redefining treatment goals to increase self-esteem and self-efficacy
Women with ADHD have gotten the short end of the stick for far too long… Sharpen your skill set and stop missing important cues!
Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships
All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
This online program is worth 4.25 hours CPD.
Number of pages
Manual - Essential Tools & Skills for Women with ADHD
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Manual - Essential Tools & Skills for Women with ADHD - French
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Manual - Essential Tools & Skills for Women with ADHD - Italian
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.
Build competence in identifying possible ADHD in women to make any necessary referrals and/or provide basic psychoeducation to a client.
Appraise the complexity of how ADHD presents in women.
Assess 3 common areas of concern or distress/impairment for women with ADHD seeking therapy.
Differentiate comorbid conditions from ADHD symptoms to apply appropriate treatment interventions.
ADHD in women is commonly misdiagnosed and dismissed
Prevalence & Presentation
Discrepancies in diagnoses
Historical underrepresentation in research
Biases in scales & persons
Compensatory behaviours in girls – perfectionism
Impact of “later in life” diagnosis
Prescription medication increases
ADHD in women in colour
Symptom Presentation in Women
Qualitative and phenomenological vs quantitative differences
Assessment – overcome traditional biases
Internalizing vs externalizing behaviours
Depression, anxiety, PMDD, eating disorders
Gender Roles & ADHD
Intersection of gender role constructs and ADHD challenges
Impact on executive functioning
Gender roles & the perception of ADHD
“How can I have children when…”
Increased EF demands and constraints
Creating and maintaining structure, consistency
Under- and over-stimulation
Asking for help
Hormones & ADHD
Estrogen & Dopamine
PMS & PMDD
Pregnancy & medication?
“Is this early-onset dementia?!”
Why Diagnosis & Treatment Matters - Risk Factors for Girls & Women with ADHD
Additional Participant CPD must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.