“First came cutting-edge theory in Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?, shining light in the darkness for couples living with the amazing complications of one or both partners having ADHD.
“Now comes a luminous clinical guide for Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy™—helping therapists identify the essential elements of the therapeutic process for successful outcome, including therapy models ranging from medications to cognitive-behavioral to couples therapy.
The thoroughness and clarity of the theory and therapy, and the voluminous sources and research citations, make these two books a seminal contribution to the field.”
Renown expert in couple therapy
Author of: Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple
From the Foreword: “Until now, no books existed that combined both a scientific understanding of adult ADHD with pragmatic recommendations to guide these adults and their partners in coping and problem-solving.
“Gina Pera’s book [Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?] does so with an admirable balance of current scientific information mixed with sage advice and wise, practical strategies based on the current science.
“There is no better book now that addresses such relationship difficulties and with such sensitivity to the complex issues inherent in them.
Thank you, Gina, for writing such a useful book.”
Renown expert in ADHD
Author of: ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control and Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
We provide online courses for consumers and professionals on the topic of Adult ADHD.
Between books and the Internet, we’re bursting with information on Adult ADHD, you say? Do we really need more?
Well, have you found it just a bit dizzying—wading through all the bits and pieces, puzzling contradictions and outright clickbait?
How do we separate wheat from chaff? How do we know that claimed expertise is real? How do we pull it all together—and put it into everyday practice?
Especially when ADHD is already creating chaos or confusion?
We are Gina Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD, co-authors of the first empirically informed guide for helping ADHD-challenged couples: Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions (Routledge, 2016).
Between us, we have authored seven highly regarded books on ADHD—and bring 50 years combined experience.
We are recognized as the world leaders in ADHD and relationships.
Our goal: Revolutionize the standard of care for ADHD-challenged couples and individuals.
Gina created and delivers this training, based in part on the model she and Dr. Robin created with Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy.
You can read more about our backgrounds here: About the Presenters.
Taking charge of Adult ADHD places a major emphasis on education and training. That's what we provide here for consumers and professionals.
As experts in both Adult ADHD and in couple therapy, we created courses to benefit:
The Four Essential Puzzle Pieces, Course 1, for consumers and professionals, launches May 2021.
Level 1 training for professionals is available now. Read Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions and take a 20-multiple-choice question test online.
Successful completion brings 15 Continuing Education hours (NBCC) and a substantial discount on the first year's listing in the International ADHD Professionals Directory.
Level 2 training for professionals, in the Four Puzzle Pieces, will not as yet offer CE hours. It does, however, promise to revolutionize your practice, in better serving the unprecedented demand since COVID.
With Level 1 and Level 2, successful completion means professionals can opt to indicate that via a special badge icon on your directory listing. This gives potential clients some assurance of familiarity with this subject.
"Solving the Four Essential Puzzle Pieces" comprehensively covers the four major categories of evidence-based strategies for Adult ADHD:
You'll find no training like this anywhere else, for any price. In person or online.
If there were, we wouldn't have had to work so hard, for years, to bring it to you!
Yes, for Level 1 training, mental-health professionals can receive 15 continuing education hours via The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Level 2 training does not bring CE hours but this course can tremendously expand your practice and optimize treatment outcomes.
Level 1 training is a book-study test based on reading Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions.
Gina Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD, have been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6770.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
Please click here to learn more about Level 1 Training: Book-Study Test.
In North America and internationally, consumers are desperate to find ADHD expertise.
I know, because I (Gina) have fielded their e-mails for 20 years! From Singapore to South Africa, Sweden to Spain—and beyond.
Never has this been more true than during COVID. People who were only marginally coping before found themselves pushed to their limits.
By the time consumers finally hit upon the explanation of ADHD—typically after years of struggle and wrong turns—they are desperate for help. Yesterday.
They cannot risk further delays and wrong turns with a professional having no ADHD expertise—or one who claims expertise along with dozens of other “specialties” but actually does not have it.
Directory listings are open to all types of ADHD-savvy professionals:
—Licensed mental-health therapists and psychologists treating a range of ages
—Coaches, professional organizers, and allied professionals (e.g., bookkeepers, virtual assistants, etc.)