Training for Individuals, Couples, and Professionals
Adult ADHD: Solving the Essential Puzzle Pieces
Internationally recognized expert in Adult ADHD, particularly as it can affect relationships
A Welcome Message From Gina Pera
Adult ADHd-Focused Couple Therapy Model
Meet the Experts
Preeminent leaders in Adult ADHD and couple therapy endorse our work
Harville Hendrix, PhD
Renown expert in couple therapy
Author of: Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple
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.
Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
Renown expert in ADHD
Author of: ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control and Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
We provide online courses and support on Adult ADHD for consumers and professionals.
Sure, the Internet bursts with free information on Adult ADHD.
But how do we separate wheat from chaff? How do we pull it all together—and put it into everyday practice?
Especially when ADHD is already creating chaos or confusion?
We believe you deserve:
- A solid education
- A holistic structure for learning new skills and habits.
"Adult ADHD: Solving the Four Essential Puzzle Pieces" comprehensively covers the four major categories of evidence-based strategies for Adult ADHD:
- Psychoeducation (Available June 2021)
- Physical Strategies (est. August 2021)
- Practical Skills & Supports (est. Sept. 2021)
- Psychological Tools (est. November 2021)
- Self-paced online videos, each 10-30 minutes and targeting a specific topic
- Step-by-step instruction, starting with the basics and building in complexity
- Available 24/7
- Action Steps Guides to personalize your learning (complete on your device or after printing)
- Regular opportunities to connect via Zoom Q&A sessions
You'll find no training like this anywhere else, for any price. In person or online. Read more at Training for Consumers ansd Professionals.
If there were, we wouldn't have had to work so hard, for years, to bring it to you!
We are Gina Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD, co-authors of the first empirically informed clinical 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 the recognized world leaders in ADHD and relationships.
Gina created and delivers this training, based in part on the model she and Dr. Robin created with Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy. Dr. Robin will join in occasionally for virtual Q&A sessions.
Read more here: About the Experts
We created these courses to benefit:
- Individuals with ADHD
- Loved ones of adults with ADHD (spouses and intimate partners, parents, siblings, children, friends, etc.)
- ADHD-affected couples
- Professionals seeking to help the ADHD community (therapists, psychiatrists, coaches, personal organizers—even accountants and others)
The Four Essential Puzzle Pieces, Course 1, for consumers and professionals, launches June 2021.
For professionals only:
Level 1 training for professionals, offers CE hours (NBCC). It is a book-study course based on reading Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions.
Successful completion brings a substantial discount for 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, stand to enrich and expand your practice
With successful completion of Level 1 or Level 2 (Puzzle Pieces), professionals may opt to include that in their directory listing.
Yes, successful completion of Level 1 Training brings 15 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.
Consumers have grown leery of large commercial directories. They cannot risk more wrong turns with professionals who lack ADHD expertise— despite claims made in their listing.
Our unique feature: Completion of our online training offers the opportunity to include that in your professional listing.
The directory is to 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.)