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Executive Function in Adults Treatment Bundle
Package - Video & Book
$229.98 USD
$214.99
Product Details
Format:
Package - Video & Book   Instructions
Authors:
STEPHANIE MOULTON SARKIS
MARGARET M. DAWSON, ED.D., NCSP
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
12/16/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RVKIT052528
Objectives
[+] [-] 051220 - Smart but Scattered Adults:
  1. Outline the key role executive skills play in understanding adults with ADHD.
  2. Compare and contrast assessment tools to determine clients’ profiles of executive skill strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Communicate with clients on the best way to restructure their environment to reduce the impact of weak executive skills.
  4. Build a realistic change plan that enables ADHD clients to improve executive skills in situations and settings they identify as problematic.
  5. Discuss effective strategies ADHD clients can use to cope with executive skill challenges in the workplace, the home and in relationships.
  6. Identify tools to enhance 12 executive skill domains.

Outline
[+] [-] 051220 - Smart but Scattered Adults:

The Executive in the Brain

  • How the brain’s “control center” governs executive skills
  • The impact of ADHD on frontal lobe functioning
  • How effective behavior change revolves around executive skills

Assessment tools

  • Executive Skills Questionnaire—a rating scale to help clients determine their executive skill strengths and weaknesses
  • Workplace assessment tools to help clients better use their executive skill strengths and minimize the impact of their weaknesses
  • Home management tools to help clients understand why they avoid some chores like the plague—and what to do about it!
  • A rating scale to help partners understand each other’s profile and the impact of profile differences on relationships

The Impact of Executive Skills in the Daily Life of Adults with ADHD

  • Executive skills in the workplace
    • Goodness of fit between executive skills profile and the job
    • Maximizing executive skill strengths
    • Managing weaknesses
    • Creating an action plan
  • Executive skills in the home
    • The concept of “effortful work”
    • Matching executive skills profiles to appropriate tasks
    • Effective roles for family members living with adults with ADHD
  • Executive skills in relationships
    • How the executive skills profiles of adults with ADHD affect those they live with
    • The impact of mismatches and different executive skills profiles on relationships
    • Tips for working with couples where one partner has ADHD

Key Strategies to Help ADHD Clients Cope with Weak Executive Skills

  • Environmental modifications to reduce the impact of executive skill challenges
    • Change the physical or social environment
    • Modify tasks to make them more do-able
    • Enlist the help of others

Strategies for Improving Executive Skills

  • In the workplace
    • 12 executive skills that impact productivity and behavior change
    • Make a SMART goal
    • Using a deadline
    • Make a plan
    • The importance of clear start dates
    • Using technology to support behavior change
  • In the home
    • Find logical ways to share the work load
    • Understand the start point
    • Start small, build incrementally
    • Practice, practice, practice
    • Using visible reminders
    • Motivators
  • In relationships
    • How different profiles signal tension points in relationships
    • Keys to resolving conflicts arising from executive skill differences
    • The liberal use of humor, patience, forgiveness, negotiation
    • Using self-talk to motivate, problem solve and persist
    • The power of positivity

Author

STEPHANIE MOULTON SARKIS

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, is adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, and author of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD, Making the Grade with ADD, and ADD and Your Money. She is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed mental health counselor, and has a private counseling practice where she specializes in ADD/ADHD counseling and coaching. Sarkis won the American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2001, and has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. She has made media appearances on CNN's Health Minute, Fox News, ABC News, Sirius Satellite Radio, First Business Television, and numerous other networks and stations. She was also featured in the book The Gift of Adult ADD.

MARGARET M. DAWSON, ED.D., NCSP

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, is a school psychologist and for over 20 years has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. She is co-author of the best-selling books on executive dysfunction, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: 2nd Edition (Guilford, 2010), Smart but Scattered (Guilford, 2013).

Peg is a past editor of Communiqué, the newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including retention, ability grouping, reading disorders, attention disorders, the sleep problems of adolescents, the use of interviews in the assessment process and homework.

Peg has many years of organizational experience at the state, national and international levels and served in many capacities, including president of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and International School Psychology Association. She has also participated in many of NASP’s leadership initiatives, including the Futures Conference and the development of both the second and third Blueprint for the Training and Practice of School Psychology. She is the 2006 recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peg received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret (Peg) Dawson is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. She is an author for Amacon publishers and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Margaret (Peg) Dawson has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 051220 - Smart but Scattered Adults:
[+] [-] 085200 - Executive Function Difficulties in Adults
Audience
Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals