Level 1 Training: Home Study

ADHD couple therapy course CE

PLEASE NOTE:  This program is no longer available.


Earn CE Hours while studying our Adult ADHD couple therapy model.  

Home-study course is based on reading: Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions (Pera & Robin, Routledge, 2016)

Number of book pages: 250

Test format: 20 multiple-choice questions, answered online at this site; passing score is 80%

Cost: $75

BONUS: After successfully completing the test, you qualify for a $75  discount on a listing in our International ADHD Professional Directory—regularly $95 annually but $20 to Level 1 graduates for the first year.  This sign-up bonus essentially gives you free testing and 15 CE hours (NBCC).   This bonus is available for a limited time.

This is ADHD Success Training’s Level 1 course. Level 2 courses involve online instruction and do not yet bring CE hours.

Please direct questions to Gina Pera

Successful Completion Brings:

  • A certificate of completion (delivered via e-mail in 1-5 days)
  •  15 Continuing Education hours (NBCC)
  • A discounted ADHD Professional Directory listing fee for the first year (regular: $95 annually; with your discount: $20, first year)
  • Indicate course completion to potential clients in your International ADHD Professional Directory listing (should you choose to purchase it). 

Training Material: The Book

The highly praised clinical guide provides a nuts-and-bolts approach to helping ADHD-challenged couples enhance their relationship, cohabitation, individual functioning, and parenting.

This is a unique opportunity to earn CE hours while studying the first Adult ADHD couple therapy model based on the evidence of what works.

This concise, comprehensive guide includes:

  • A flexible model based on  a merging of the evidence for effective couple therapy and for Adult ADHD individual therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Medication guidelines and how to assist the couple in optimizing medication efforts while respecting professional limits
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Co-parenting techniques
  • Habit change and communication strategies
  • ADHD-specific clinical interventions around sexuality, money, and cyber-addictions.

More than twenty detailed case studies provide real-life examples of the challenges that can ensnare these couples, along with how experts implement the interventions.

Test Development And Approval for Continuing Education Hours

ACEP-logo-72dpi_webThe test was jointly developed by book co-editors Gina Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD.

After submitting the test and our credentials to the National Board for Certified Counselors, we were granted status as an NBCC-approved continuing education (CE) provider.

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.   Gina  Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD, are solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

ADHD couple therapy course CE

Test Guidelines

This test consists of 20 multiple-choice questions.

You may review all of your answers before submitting them.

More details:

  • Test questions are automatically randomized.
  • A passing grade is 80% or higher (16 or more of the 20 questions).
  • You are automatically allowed to re-take the test once if you do not pass the first time.
  • Participants who do not receive a passing grade on the first or second attempt are invited to re-take the test in two weeks, at a discounted rate.
  • Participants who do successfully complete the test receive their certificate in 1-3 days.

ADHD couple therapy course CE

Learning Objectives

This Level 1 test has  13 learning objectives.

After reading Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions, the clinician will be able to

  1. Identify the primary clinical tasks in helping ADHD-challenged couples
  2. Describe the purpose of the psychoeducational process for Adult ADHD-Focused couple therapy
  3. Discuss the contributing factors to the Dysfunctional Interaction Cycle for each partner and the interventions designed to move this cycle in a more positive direction
  4. Explain the role of the CBT Model adapted for ADHD in helping these couples
  5. Describe the therapist’s potential role in guiding pharmacotherapy
  6. Name some common difficulties around sexual intimacy experienced by ADHD-challenged couples
  7. Explain the relevance of Executive Functioning models to understanding ADHD
  8. Describe why adults might be vulnerable to using electronic technology to excess, the impact this behavior can have on the relationship, and the type of clinical approach that can help couples address this overuse
  9. Counter the statement that “ADHD symptoms are simply human behaviors”
  10. Recognize the components of behavior-change within Adult ADHD-Focused couple therapy
  11. Describe how couples can learn to work as a team in co-parenting and compensate for the challenges of the partner with ADHD
  12. Recognize how the poor self-regulation inherent in ADHD impairs money management and help the couple work around these difficulties
  13. Describe how to use Imago Relationship Therapy to improve the couple’s communication

This Test and CE Hours Are No Longer Available 


BONUS: Deeply Discounted Professional Directory Listing

Our goal is to help ADHD-savvy clinicians and consumers to find each other.

Hence, your invitation to join our  ADHD Professional Directory. You can indicate in your listing  successful course completion.

You also receive a $75 discount on that directory listing—almost 80% off. Rather than paying $95 for a professional directory listing,  you pay only $20 for the first year.  In other words, the course and CE hours are free!

Limited-time offer.

Purchase the Book

Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy is available via online booksellers Barnes and Noble  and Amazon


Send your questions to Gina Pera