FCP Presents ADHD Workshop for Mental Health Professionals, Nurses and Educators
This presentation will review the diagnosis, developmental course and causes of ADHD. The primary focus will be on interventions for children with ADHD, including children from 3 to 18 years. The presentation will include a brief review of pharmacological interventions and Dr. Power will emphasize psychosocial treatment for promoting children’s success in family and school settings. Workshop Objectives: At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to: • Identify comorbid conditions that frequently occur in conjunction with ADHD. • Illustrate several strategies for building parent-child relationships and improving children’s self-regulation skills. • Examine several strategies for building collaborative family-school partnerships and resolving children’s problems in school. Presenter: Thomas J. Power, Ph.D. is Professor, School Psychology in Pediatrics (CE), The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Interim Chief Psychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Director, Center for Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The recipient of many awards and honors, Dr. Power has held editorial positions at School Psychology Review, Journal of School Psychology, Journal of Attention Disorders, and the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He has been an invited lecturer at many national conferences, including the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the International School Psychology Association. Dr. Power is co-author of the ADHD Rating Scale-IV and The Clinician’s Practical Guide to Attention.