Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 5: The Window Opens Before Age 12 - ADHD and SUD
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Recorded on Friday, March 17, 2023
One of the most complex co-occurring disorders is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Often misdiagnosed and comorbid with several other mental health challenges, those living with ADHD are particularly vulnerable to substance use disorders (SUD). The impairment to multiple areas of function begins under the age of 12 and sets the stage for developmental, academic, and self-esteem challenges. The purpose of this webinar is to understand the unique struggles of those living with ADHD and how SUD can manifest. The presentation will also explore the key diagnostic features of ADHD, clinical considerations, and recommendations for effective treatment.
Tara Matthews, PhD, LPC, MAC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nutritional Health Coach. Matthews has been teaching in higher education since 2009 and working clinically with diverse populations living with co-occurring disorders since 2004. As a Nutritional Health Coach, Matthews has been able to integrate health coaching into her work with colleagues and clients living with co-occurring disorders. Matthews has also provided clinical supervision to those seeking professional licensure. Matthews has presented on various topics, including Professional Ethics and Self-Care. She also co-authored and co-edited, Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Evidenced-based Integrative Treatment and Multicultural Application.
- Participants will be able to summaries the key diagnostic features of ADHD.
- Participants will be able to describe the unique struggles of those living with ADHD and how SUD can manifest.
- Participants will be able to make adjustments in clinical treatment to meet the needs of those live with ADHD and SUD.
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Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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