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Diagnosing and Treating Adults with ADHD During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Recorded on January 20, 2022
On Demand Education
Free
3 CE Hours
Clinical
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Description

This three hour webinar is designed not only to prepare the “general practitioner” mental health provider in the basics of diagnosing and treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) in adults, but doing so during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last 18 months medical and mental health science has learned much about the side effects of COVID-19, and some have found there is a subgroup of those who have had the illness who develop “hyperkinesis”. Similar symptoms were discovered in subgroups of those who had the 1918 Spanish Flu. Attendees will learn how to tell the difference between COVID-19 hyperkinesis and ADHD in adults, in addition to learning how to use the DSM-5 as a guide to do so.

Empirically based treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, aerobic exercise, diet, organizational and coaching help will be discussed as well as the basics of psychopharmacology for adults with ADHD. Specifics will be offered on how to help the adult with ADHD gain skills to improve their relationships and therefore their success at work, in school, in social situations and romantic relationships.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Differentiate between COVID-19 “hyperkinetic” symptoms and ADHD

2. List the symptoms needed to diagnose ADHD in adults as well as what guidelines to use

3. Identify and differentiate the two general types of ADHD and how they differ;

4. Identify the three of the basic components to effectively treating ADHD in adults;

5. Explain why adults with ADHD would tend to be more at risk of contracting COVID-19 and what you can do to help reduce that risk

CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. This program meets requirements 3.0 CE clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits. ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 3 hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Kevin Blake

Dr. Blake is a recognized national authority on Specific Learning Disorder, AD/HD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children, adolescents, and adults. He has specialized for over 30 years in Specific Learning Disorder, AD/HD and ASD and lives and works as a licensed psychologist in Tucson, Arizona.

Interest in these areas were spurred by his own struggles with trying to overcome Dyslexia with impairment in phonological processing, fluency, spelling and comprehension, as well as a severe bilateral undifferentiated sensorineural hearing loss which were all initially diagnosed at the age of 26 during his first year of a doctoral program. At that time, early 1980’s, little was known about adults with Specific Learning Disorder. As Dr. Blake struggled to learn about his own Specific Learning Disorder, he decided to make his life’s work the diagnosis and treatment of adults with Specific Learning Disorder, AD/HD and autism spectrum disorder.

When Dr. Blake began his professional career, he was one of a handful of practitioners in the country with such a focus. Now he travels the country sharing his personal story and what he has learned about Specific Learning Disorder, AD/HD and Autism Spectrum Disorder with other professionals who work with these populations, individuals with these disorders, and their loved ones. Dr. Blake, an avid competitive cyclist lives with his wife, a retired psychologist and their dog in Tucson, AZ.

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