INTEGRATED & EXPERIENTIAL COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR ADULT ADHD (AADHD)
Course attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Dept of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common presentation in adult mental health. It is often co-morbid mood and anxiety disorders. Adult ADHD (AADHD) is frequently missed in presentations. There is also the danger of overdiagnosis in presence of other conditions which disrupt attention and concentration. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of adult ADHD and works by targeting organisational difficulties and distractibility as well as teaching adaptive problem solving. Furthermore, any psychological impact of the ADHD symptoms on personal beliefs about self are also valid treatment targets. CBT for ADHD has the potential for improving key areas of functioning with a coaching and self-management approach.
This workshop will introduce key skills for working with Adults with ADHD. You will also learn about assessment of AADHD and appropriate use of rating scales. Relevant aspects of the Canadian guidelines for ADHD will also be reviewed including a brief overview of medications and their interaction with psychological treatments. Formulating and dealing with com-morbid conditions will be covered. Case examples will illustrate successful treatment strategies.
The workshop will use handouts, exercises and role plays to demonstrate practical strategies for dealing with AADHD using condition specific CBT principle. Clinicians will be guided to use a systematic step by step to address common problem presentations in adults with ADHD.
Dr Sanjay Rao is an experienced teacher and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa In 2018 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural therapy for his contribution to CBT in Canada. He has received an award from the Department of Health, UK for CBT development. He is the Director of IXT Mind CBT training.
Dr Rao has trained in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-based therapies, and strength focussed coaching. He has expertise in both psychological and pharmacological treatment of mental health conditions. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrist (UK) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada). He has delivered over 250 workshops in Cognitive behavioural therapies, presented in national, international conferences and published in several scientific journals.
Since 2011 he has helped the province of Nova Scotia develop Cognitive Behavioural Therapy implementation by training and supervising therapists across the province. He has also served as an executive member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy along with various management position such as Co-Chair of Chiefs of Psychiatrists in Nova Scotia, Clinical Director of The Mood and Anxiety Program at the Royal Ottawa Hospital and Clinical Lead of Improving Access to Structured Psychotherapy in Ottawa.
Dr Rao is involved in research concerning distance delivery of CBT through technology as well as workplace mental health using CBT and problem-solving approaches. He is an active clinician delivering CBT in collaborative care settings.
He trains and supervises multidisciplinary teams including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and counsellors.
April 3rd, 2019 (9:00-4:30)
Ottawa Public Library – Nepean Centrepointe Room 1B
101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, ON.
Note: There are is a local café for refreshments and to purchase lunch.
Registration Fee: $269 +HST
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