The Books That Inspired
Adult ADHD: Solving the
Four Puzzle Pieces
The courses offered at ADHD Success Training form a body of work, which includes two groundbreaking books:
Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions (Routledge, 2016), from Gina Pera and Arthur L. Robin, PhD
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? (1201 Alarm Press, 2008), by Gina Pera
We recommend becoming familiar with these guides, either before, during, or after completing our courses.
The First Professional
ADHD Couple Therapy Guide—
Based on the Evidence
Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions breaks new ground in explaining and suggesting approaches for treating the range of challenges that ADHD can create within a most important and delicate relationship: the intimate couple. We based our flexible model on a careful merging of evidence-based treatment principles of both Adult ADHD and couple therapy.
Together with contributors who are experts in their specialties, Gina Pera and Arthur Robin, PhD, provide the clinician with a step-by-step, nuts-and-bolts approach to help couples enhance their relationship and improve domestic cooperation.
Couples and individuals will also find this useful reading, especially if they cannot access local therapy.
This comprehensive guide includes
- Medication guidelines and strategies
- Cognitive interventions (a CBT-for-ADHD couples model from a leading ADHD expert, J. Russell Ramsay, PhD)
- Co-parenting techniques
- Habit change and communication strategies
- ADHD-specific clinical suggestions around sexuality, money, and cyber addictions.
- More than twenty detailed case studies provide real-life examples of ways to implement the interventions.
For more information about the book, including contributor bios and many professional endorsements, please visit the book’s full webpage.
The Groundbreaking Bestseller
You Me ADD
Is It You Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder is the winner of four national book awards. Available in Spanish and Turkish.
The science has been clear since 1994, when Adult ADHD was declared a medical diagnosis. Still, the public harbors misconceptions, and that means millions suffer needlessly. And that includes millions of couples who can’t understand why their lives together are so hard — sometimes despite many attempts at couples therapy.
Everyone knows someone with adult ADHD. Yet we misattribute the symptoms to anxiety, depression, or even laziness, selfishness, or moodiness.
Moreover, we assume ADHD means “little boys with ants in their pants.” In fact, childhood physical hyperactivity typically goes “underground” as the person matures, resulting in a more mentally restless state. (By the way, the former and still better-known official term is ADD, plus or minus Hyperactivity. The new term is ADHD, covering all three sub-types, or presentations.)
Meticulously researched by award-winning journalist and ADHD expert, this comprehensive guide helps you recognize the behaviors and develop compassion for couples wrestling with unrecognized ADHD symptoms.
It also offers the best evidence-based information from top experts, plenty of real-life details, and easy-to-understand guidelines for finding the best treatment options and practical solutions.
The revolutionary message is one of hope for millions of people–and a joyous opportunity for a better life.