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Adult ADHD

Neurodivergent superheroes

Description

This class is for anyone who is interested in learning about Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The training will address the most current research findings on identifying and diagnosing adult ADHD, addressing comorbidities, and examine best practices in treatment planning. Most importantly, the class aims to increase awareness of the most common pitfalls for professionals and the lay person alike when working with people who may have the condition.

Learning Objectives

  • Build a useful working vocabulary that is strength-based

  • Compare ADHD-ers with neurotypicals

  • Uncover the superpowers of ADHD-ers as well as challenges

  • Identify specific interventions and responses that help maintain relationships

Guest Instructor Info

Emily Marrs, MA, LMFT is a group practice therapist at Healthwise Behavioral Health and Wellness. She is an energetic, enthusiastic trainer who loves being involved in psychoeducation with her colleagues, clients, and others in the community who are interested in learning more about her areas of clinical focus and specialties. These topics include adult ADHD, body focused repetitive behaviors such as Trichotillomania/Dermatillomania and additionally, more relational based concerns such as Narcissistic abuse and recovery. Emily uses several models of therapy with her clients including ACT, mindful CBT, Behavioral, Adlerian, and Family Systems.

Emily has 12 + years of solo and group private practice work under her belt, and 6 years of care coordination/case management experience, the latter with socioeconomic challenged populations and those with severe and persistent mental illness. In her free time, Emily sings with her band, the Emily Marrs Band, which she created in 2005. She also loves spending time with her own and other’s fur babies, as well as traveling.

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work
     2.0 CEUs   (CEP-275)

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
     LADC: 2.0 CEUs (2022.CE.ADC.019)
     LPC/LPCC: 2.0 CEUs (2022.CE.019)

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