Helping ADHD-challenged couples worldwide
Merging proven strategies for Adult ADHD and couple therapy.
Training and support for consumers and professionals.
With Gina Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD
Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy
This is the first clinical guide to merge proven treatment principles for Adult ADHD with those of couple therapy. We offer two online training levels, with Continuing Education hours (NBCC). Level 1, a book-study test, is available NOW.
For Couples and Individuals
Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy
Standard couple therapy won’t suffice. Individual ADHD therapy isn’t enough. What does that leave? A merging of proven principles from both couple therapy and ADHD therapy: Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy™. Available in late 2018.
International ADHD Professional Directory
We created the International ADHD Professional Directory to help clinicians and consumers find each other. The scope extends beyond couple therapy to include all allied professionals serving the ADHD community at all ages. Available NOW.
Welcome to ADHD Success Training
Maybe you’ve already read the book, Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy. Now you’re eager for guidance in putting these strategies into practice.
Maybe you’ve heard about the book—the first empirically informed guide to ADHD couple strategies by two leading experts—and are eager to learn more.
This training, in two tracks, is designed for consumers and professionals.
Leading experts in couple therapy and in Adult ADHD have endorsed Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy™
“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."
Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD
Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple
"The counseling of couples in which at least one member has ADHD has received scant research attention. Fortunately, this book draws together not only what is known but also what methods of treatment are likely to address these relationship issues.
"Here we find experts in various approaches to treatment contributing to create the first book of its kind, one that provides a thorough review across a diverse array of modalities as well as detailed guidance on implementing them for the ADHD-affected couple.
"Congratulations on having the good sense to read it."
Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley; Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Frequently Asked Questions
Adult ADHD-related challenges underlie many of the issues that bring couples to therapy—including money, sex, chore-sharing, and co-parenting. Yet, these issues are too often seen as typical “couples troubles” and nothing to do with this neurogenetic brain condition.
Thanks to burgeoning ADHD awareness, individuals and couples worldwide are seeking clinical expertise. Yet they seldom find the therapeutic guidance they need.
For the most part, couple counseling that fails to take into account one or both partners' ADHD-related challenges will not end happily. In fact, it often worsens a bad situation.
Even when one or both partners' ADHD is recognized, it is important to take an equitable approach to couple therapy. Otherwise, the risk is making one partner the "helper" or "case manager" for the other, without a plan for bringing more equitability to the relationship.
ADHD Success Training is based on the principles and pragmatic strategies of Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy™. Our goal is to revolutionize the standard of care for these couples and to help professionals expand and enrich their practice.
We are Gina Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD, co-editors of the first empirically informed guide for helping ADHD-challenged couples: Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions (Routledge, 2016).
Our goal: Revolutionize the standard of care for ADHD-challenged couples and individuals by merging the best of what we know works for Adult ADHD and couple therapy.
Recognized as the world leaders in the field of ADHD and relationships, we bring 50 combined years experience to this online training. You can read more about our backgrounds here: About the Presenters.
For our first series of online courses, we delve deeply into Adult ADHD Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions.
The book provides a solid foundation for understanding
1. Adult ADHD,
2. Its impact on relationships and other spheres of life, and
3. The clinically proven strategies to help these couples.
The online training will deepen and broaden that understanding. And it will all happen at the user’s pace—with an opportunity for interaction with the presenters and other clinicians.
The format will consist of narrated video presentations, organized by book chapter, each segment 15-30 minutes, augmented with:
—Regular Q&A opportunities with the authors and book contributors
—Short videos carefully curated from outside sources (e.g. animations of neurotransmitter function that assist with the psychoeducation process)—always available
—Select excerpts of video lectures by experts whose work is cited in the book, with links to the full video (e.g. Russell Barkley, PhD, on Executive Functioning, and Xavier Amador, PhD, on resistance to diagnosis, or “denial”)
—Original podcasts on key concepts by the authors and Q&A chats with experts
—Downloadable excerpts from Gina Pera's perennially popular book, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?, for introducing key concepts to couple clients.
We offer two training categories (click to learn more):
Yes, mental-health professionals can receive continuing education hours via The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
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
Our first training is for professionals. It is a book-study test based on reading Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions.
Score 80% or higher on the 20 multiple-choice question quiz (taken at this site) and receive 15 continuing education hours (NBCC).
Please click here to learn more about Level 1 Training: Book-Study Test.
Consumers are frustrated.
By the time they finally hit upon the explanation of ADHD—typically after years of struggle and wrong turns—they are desperate for help. Yesterday.
There is no time to risk further delays and wrong turns with a professional with no ADHD expertise—or one who claims expertise along with dozens of other “specialties” but actually does not have it.
Clinicians are frustrated, too.
The public harbors much misinformation about ADHD. Will they alienate the client by even suggesting an evaluation for ADHD?
How can they attract potential clients who already embrace the Adult ADHD diagnosis and are eager for evidence-based guidance?
Enter ADHD Success Training’s International ADHD Professional Directory. We designed it to provide a valuable resource for both consumers and the professionals qualified to guide them. Internationally.
We made the cost very affordable. Professionals who successfully complete Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy™ training can opt to indicate that via a badge displayed in their listing.
Directory listees include:
- Psychiatrists and other prescribing professionals
- Licensed mental-health therapist and psychologists
- ADHD clinics
- Coaches, professional organizer, or other allied professionals
This is where you can answer the above question in detail. Remember an FAQ is a question that most of your customers might have. Therefore, it is best to answer them in detail in order to show them that you have a solution for their queries.
Arthur L. Robin, PhD
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