Aimed at counsellors and trainees wishing to learn more about ADHD and working with neurodiversity, this day of training attempts to answer two questions – what is ADHD, really? And what’s it like to live it ADHD?
Dictionary definitions of ADHD are easy to come by, but bare little relation to the lived experience.
David Levy was already a BACP-registered counsellor when he was diagnosed at 42, and his subsequent attempts at finding support led to frustration, few options, and a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings.
In the time since, he has developed his knowledge on the subject and now works predominantly with neurodiverse people in private practice.
Split into two distinct halves, this day of training looks at the dictionary definition of the condition and contrasts it with the lived experience; from history and diagnostic pathways, to the connections to addiction and picking apart the intricacies of the adult ADHD diagnosis from the inevitable comorbidities.
Structure of the day
History and origins
Symptoms, causes and prevalence
What ADHD is not, and not caused by
The science of ADHD
The difference in ADHD and gender
Diagnostic pathways and medication
The lived experience
Symptoms and signs
ADHD, impulse, and behaviour.
Developments in research and the future of ADHD
About the Facilitator – David Levy
David Levy is a BACP, NCS and ANDT-registered counsellor, working predominantly with ADHD and associated neurodiverse conditions. In addition to work in private practice, he runs support groups for the ADHD charity ADHD UK, runs two neurodiverse-specific counselling websites (ADHD Counelling UK and Neurodiverse Counselling UK), and is the editor of mental health magazine ‘The Frame’.
Early Bird – Full £95 / Student £75
From 28 July 2023 – Full £115 / Student £95
Handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.
Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.
Minimum numbers: 15 – Please note that the workshop is subject to cancellation or re-scheduling if the minimum number required to make them viable is not reached. In this situation, the following options will apply: