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ADHD and Sluggish Cognitive Tempo: Overview of Theory, Assessment, and Management

In-Person Seminar and Live Interactive Webinar

September 15, 2022 to September 16, 2022

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In-Person Seminar/Webinar

12 CE Hours

Seminar Description

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in childhood, affecting 5-7% of school-aged children and often persisting into adulthood. ADHD also presents with substantial heterogeneity, and there is rapidly accumulating evidence on the nature and importance of sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) in children with and without ADHD. This seminar will provide up-to-date information on leading theories of ADHD, in addition to an overview of its presentations, co-occurring conditions, and associated impairments across the life span. Evidence-based assessment and behavioral treatments will be covered. The seminar will also cover the latest scientific evidence on SCT, including its history as related to and distinct from ADHD and other mental health conditions, currently available measures to guide assessment, impact on major domains of daily life functioning, and possible treatment approaches


Participants will be able to:

  1. describe primary characteristics of ADHD, including its diagnostic criteria and presentations;
  2. identify key considerations for evaluating ADHD and comorbid conditions;
  3. identify evidence-based behavioral interventions for treating ADHD;
  4. identify the history of sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) as related to ADHD and other mental health conditions;
  5. learn recent scientific findings of SCT in children and adults;
  6. describe the nature of executive function deficits and impairments associated with ADHD and SCT.



A discount is available for multiple registrations purchased together.

Days Price Quantity
Both Days In-Person or Webinar $275.00


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Clinical Features, Presentations, and Course of ADHD

  • History of ADHD
  • ADHD diagnostic criteria and presentations
  • ADHD developmental course and persistence

Theories and Causes of ADHD

  • Executive functioning
  • Brain and genetic factors
  • Environmental factors

Impairments and Long-Term Outcomes

  • Peer and social impairments
  • Academic and neuropsychological impairments
  • Adult outcomes

ADHD Comorbidity and Heterogeneity

  • Comorbid conditions
  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Sleep problems

Friday, September 16, 2022

 Assessment of ADHD and Associated Impairments

  • Evidence-based ADHD assessment
  • Assessment associated features and comorbidity
  • Assessing functional impairment

Behavioral Treatments for ADHD

  • Behavior parent training
  • School-based interventions
  • Treatments for teens and adults with ADHD

 History and Validity of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT)

  • History of SCT and distinction from ADHD
  • Functional outcomes and impairments linked to SCT
  • Phenomenology and positive attributes of SCT

  Assessment and Treatment of SCT

  • SCT assessment
  • Possible behavioral treatments for SCT
  • Medication considerations for SCT