A Smarter Way to Learn About
Adult ADHD, including in Relationships
ADHD Is The
Elephant in the Room
Adult ADHD is not a small, “niche” issue. In fact, it is the Elephant in the Room.
All the Rooms — at home, at work, at medical appointments, everywhere. If only we knew how to recognize it.
The Adult ADHD population numbers in the tens of millions in the U.S. alone. Add more millions who don’t quite meet the diagnostic criteria—but still have similar struggles with Executive Functions.
The shock effects ripple out through the family and society at large, affecting tens of millions more people. Never moreso than during COVID restrictions of 2020-2021.
Yet, only 1 in 10 adults with ADHD is thought to be diagnosed-with even fewer in any kind of treatment. Given the highly genetic nature of ADHD, these adults and their partners are also raising children with ADHD.
One Course - Many Students
Consumers and professionals takes the same course. The different description pages explain the benefit to each group.
Many consumers will achieve full “lift off” from this comprehensive training.
Others will need person-to-person guidance in addressing their particular variations on complex issues identified in the training. We hope that they can find that with professionals who have also completed the training.
Help is Hard to Find
Standard couple therapy risks exacerbating conflict and dysfunction.
Individual therapy for ADHD—if you can find a skilled therapist-—often lacks:
- All-important training in creating new skills and habits
- Equitable and integrated ways to include the partner.
The Internet overflows with articles about Adult ADHD. Unfortunately, most are superficial and some push extremely misguided advice..
We help professionals and consumers avoid these pitfalls and focus on proven, positive interventions.
Revolutionize the standard of care and evidence-based strategies for ADHD-challenged couples and individuals worldwide.
We accomplish this by training on the four categories of evidence-based interventions for Adult ADHD-challenged individuals, couples, and family members—expanded to include the partner/spouse or other loved ones:
- Psychological Education in ADHD, particularly as it affects that individual
- Physical Strategies — Optimizing medication, sleep, nutrition, and exercise
- Practical Supports — Learning new skills to support Executive Functions
- Psychological Skills — Revising counter-productive coping responses into positive ones.
Gina Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD, created the first empirically informed guide for helping ADHD-challenged couples: Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions (Routledge, 2016) Please find our bios here: About the Trainers
The Body of Work
We bring to you a combined 50 years experience in the field, also drawing from these three highly praised books:
—Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions (2016, Routledge)
The first professional guide to create a flexible model based on the evidence of what works for Adult ADHD therapy and for couple therapy.
—Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?
The first book to comprehensively explain Adult ADHD, the potential effects on these adults and their loved ones, and the strategies that can slow their emotional roller coasters. Endorsed by leading ADHD experts. Written by Gina Pera, 2008
—Counseling ADHD Couples
Gina was invited to write the first-ever chapter on couple therapy in Russell Barkley, PhD’s clinical guide, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Fourth Revision (2014, Guilford).