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Seminar Detail

Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD

Where:
WALTHAM, MA
When:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

In your practice, you will find clients/patients with an ADHD diagnosis who prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this – and in this seminar you will learn these reasons, and you will discover what other treatment options are available. The more you know the “whys” of your client’s choice of treatment, the better quality of care you can provide them. Medications available for treating ADHD, including the benefits and side effects will be discussed. You will learn the myths surrounding medication, and how to help your client/patient make the most informed choice about their treatment.

Not only will you walk away with the most common non-medication treatments for ADHD in this seminar, you will also know the safety and efficacy of each treatment. This information is very valuable when considering referring a client/patient for ADHD treatment. You will also learn how much these treatments cost, and if the possible benefits outweigh the financial impact on the client/patient.

The use of nutraceuticals/supplements will be discussed – both how they can impact the central nervous system and why it is important to find a producer with good quality assurance. Diet can make a difference in treating ADHD – but not in the way you might think. You will leave with more knowledge about the research purporting a link between pesticides and ADHD. Dr. Sarkis, a psychotherapist and published author with more than 15 years of experience in treating ADHD, will show you the path to determining the best ADHD client/patient treatment.

Objectives:
  1. Recognize the benefits and drawbacks of non-medication treatments for ADHD versus medication treatment.
  2. Determine the most common non-medication treatments for ADHD.
  3. Identify the reasons why many patients/clients request non-medication treatments.
  4. Relate the safety and efficacy of non-medication treatments for ADHD.
  5. Determine whether the benefits of alternative treatments outweigh the costs to the patient/client.
  6. Discuss how nutraceuticals/supplements and diet may or may not influence symptoms of ADHD.

STEPHANIE M SARKIS, PHD, NCC, LMHC

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., NCC, DCMHS, LMHC, is a bestselling author and psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, gaslighting, narcissistic abuse, and ADHD. She is the author of several books, including the best-selling Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free and 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction and Accomplish Your Goals. She was named a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, one of only 20 professionals in the United States with this dual designation.

Dr. Sarkis is also a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Mediator. Dr. Sarkis is the founder of the Sarkis Institute, Specializing in the treatment of comorbid anxiety and ADHD. She is a contributor to Forbes, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post. Her Psychology Today posts have been viewed over 26 million times. She has a Ph.D., Ed.S., and MEd in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida, named by US News and World Report as the top counselor education program in the country. Dr. Sarkis has appeared on CNN, 10% Happier with Dan Harris, Sirius XM Doctor Radio, ABC (U.S.), ABC (Australia), and many more media outlets. Her research is published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. She is based in Tampa, Florida, where she provides evaluations and psychotherapy. You can visit her website at www.stephaniesarkis.com.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephanie Sarkis has books published by New Harbinger Publications and receives royalties. She writes blogs for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephanie Sarkis is on the Professional Advisory Board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
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