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.
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.
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 professional endorsements and free downloads, please visit ADHDFocusedCoupleTherapy.com
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 now ADHD expert, Gina Pera, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? is a comprehensive guide to recognizing the behaviors where you least expect them (on the road and in the bedroom, for example) and developing compassion for couples wrestling with unrecognized ADHD symptoms.
It also offers the best 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.
For more information about the book, including professional endorsements and free excerpts, please visit ADHDRollerCoaster.com