Navigating ADHD Dynamics in Couples Therapy

This 3-hour on-demand webinar led by John Foulkes, RP, and Christine Crowe, RP, was originally broadcast live on June 5, 2024.

All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

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$139.00Add to cart

*Pricing shown in CAD. USD equivalent is $111.

Discover how to effectively address Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in couples therapy and enhance your practice with this workshop tailored for mental health professionals, including couples therapists.

ADHD’s heterogeneity often makes it challenging for therapists to identify and integrate appropriate treatment strategies — individuals diagnosed with ADHD can present with a wide range of symptoms and severity levels. Understanding this heterogeneity is crucial for effective treatment planning. In addition, misinformation abounds, leaving therapists uncertain about the efficacy of their interventions.

In this workshop, we delve into the under-recognized and under-diagnosed aspects of ADHD in adults globally. Gain insights into the heritability of ADHD, its impact on relationships, and its association with developmental and attachment trauma. Uncover the unique challenges faced by couples where ADHD is undiagnosed or unmanaged and learn why a neurodivergent-affirming approach is crucial for effective therapy.

Course Highlights:

  • Identify Brain-Driven Behaviours: Explore the involuntary brain-driven behaviours that often challenge the couples therapeutic process.
  • Integrate Relational Neurobiology: Learn how to seamlessly integrate relational neurobiology into your chosen couples therapy modality using the AECT Model of Practice: ADHD Experiential Couples Therapy.
  • Coordinate Care Confidently: Develop skills to coordinate care with other practitioners, fostering a comprehensive and supportive approach.
  • Provide Hope Anchored in Science: Discover how to offer hope for the future, grounded in scientific understanding and healthy attachment principles.

Workshop Benefits:

  • Renewed Confidence: Participants will gain renewed confidence in identifying and addressing the significant unmet need of ADHD dynamics within the couple and family therapy demographics.
  • Articulate a Vision of Hope: Articulate a vision of hope for couples and families, informed by current science and the possibilities for positive change.

Additional Perks:

  • Neurodivergent-Affirming and LGBTQ+-Affirming: Embrace an inclusive and affirming approach in your practice.
  • Practical Resources: Access downloadable intake and case note templates, a comprehensive course workbook, handouts, and a curated resource list for further study.
  • Continuing Education Credits: Earn 5 OAMHP CEC’s hours toward required continuing education requirements.
  • Lifetime Access: Enjoy lifetime access to course materials, allowing you to revisit and reinforce your learning.
  • Pathway to Certification: This workshop counts toward the upcoming DALD Canadian ADHD Certified Practitioner designation. Elevate your expertise and credibility in the field.
  • Apply a research-based and neurodivergent-affirming lens to any initial intake, assessment and formulation in couples work.
  • Create and integrate a ‘dual-lens’ approach, integrating psychotherapy and ADHD-adapted coaching skills applied experientially in session, and transferable to the couple’s everyday life.
  • Confidently flex between couple and individual, and mixed neurotypes, in service of the ADHD relationship.
  • Create longer term goals with couples that optimize their ADHD treatment journey, beyond initial interventions.

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the live broadcast will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the course is finished.

Attendees of the on-demand recorded version will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify attendance and then receive their Certificate of Participation. On-demand attendees will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation once they have successfully passed the Post-Webinar Quiz at the completion of the webinar.

The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation that showed 100% attendance at the live broadcast or passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify attendance of the on-demand recording.

Get details about CE credits for Canadian and non-US international participants.

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Please check with your regulatory body/organization to ensure that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

  • Christina Crowe, RP
  • John Foulkes, RP
1:00-2:30 pm



ADHD Defined

The Science

Screening and Measuring

How ADHD shows up in therapy

Couple-based treatment planning

2:30-2:45 pm
  • Christina Crowe, RP
  • John Foulkes, RP
2:45-4:15 pm


ADHD Experiential Couple Therapy

Integrating Models of Practice

The role of medication

Care coordination

Considerations for the therapist

Summary & Conclusions

Event Detail

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Couples Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices