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Smart but Scattered Adults: Helping ADHD Clients Strengthen Executive Skills - REGISTRATION CLOSED

6 CE Hours

June 21, 2024

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6 CE Hours

9:00 am- 4:15 pm EST

Live Interactive Webinar

Seminar Description

Executive skills are underlying brain processes that help people manage their everyday lives, get things done, control their emotions, and help them manage obstacles that interfere with productivity and behavior change. Many adults with executive skill challenges struggle to finish college, hold down a job, progress in their career, or maintain satisfactory relationships with friends and family. Failure and the recognition that they are working well below their potential erode self-confidence, eat away at self-esteem.

Even highly motivated clients with executive skill challenges struggle to follow through on the changes they need to make to improve their physical or emotional well-being. They know they need to change, they know what they need to do to change, they may even be able to take a step or two toward making those changes—and then they plateau or give up. What’s getting in the way is not their unwillingness or resistance to change, but weak executive skills.

This webinar will provide an overview of the executive skills that play a central role in the ability to function successfully in three domains: in the workplace, in the home, and in relationships.



Participants will be able to:
· Assess executive skill strengths and weaknesses in your clients effectively
· Develop realistic action plans tailored to individual needs and goals in any settings or situation
· Identify the best way to restructure a client’s environment to reduce the impact of weak executive skills
· Implement practical strategies to enhance executive functioning in daily life
· Identify how to overcome obstacles and maintain progress on their journey


9:00 am Introduction to Executive Skills
· Participants determine their own executive skills profile
· How to interpret results on the Executive Skills Questionnaire (ESQ)
· Executive skill development across the lifespan
· Overview of the 12 executive skills comprising the “Smart but Scattered” model
10:30 am  Break
10:45 am  Intervention Strategies for the 12 Executive Skills
· Individual skills and strategies for each skill
12:15 pm  Lunch
1:00 pm Executive Skill Challenges in ADHD Adults
· An overview of the relationship between ADHD and executive skills
· The impact of ADHD on behavior and implications for treatment
· Overview of coaching adults with ADHD
· Distinction between coaching and therapy
· Key components of coaching
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Coaching for Behavior Change
· Steps in the coaching process
· 3 contexts of coaching for behavioral change-
home, workplace, relationships
· Three strategies to manage executive skill challenges-
Environmental modifications, using short-term incentives & strategies for skill enhancement
· Case study
· Wrap-up focusing on key strategies—the “biggest bang for the buck”
4:15 pm Program End