New Frontiers for ADHD – Sponsored by AET

February 6, 2016 @ 7:45 am – 4:15 pm
Star Academy
4470 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Cost Ranges From $90 - $200
Association of Educational Therapists

Stephen Hinshaw
Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Speaker Highlights

New Frontiers for ADHD: Exploring the complex interplay of biological and contextual influences and the “triple bind” hypothesis.

This presentation will begin with a deep overview of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dr. Hinshaw will discuss the latest research and diagnostic criteria that includes description, developmental course, comorbidities, sex diff erences, underlying models, etiology, parenting and peer influences. He will also discuss the recent explosion of diagnoses in the U.S. (and reasons why), and provide information about intervention. He will explore interventions such as medication treatment, behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments, and the use of combination treatments. In the afternoon, the focus will shift to coverage of the key mental health problems facing adolescent girls in the present era, including an exploration of the “triple bind” hypothesis that a pernicious set of pressures is increasing serious risk for mental disorders in teen girls.

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD is Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, as well as Professor of Psychiatry (and Vice-Chair for Psychology) at UCSF. He has authored hundreds of publications and 14 books, including The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change (Oxford,2007), The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures (Random House, 2009), and (with R. Scheffler) The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medications, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance (Oxford, 2014). He has received significant NIMH and NIDA grants. Hinshaw was editor of Psychological Bulletin, the most cited journal in psychology, from 2009-2014 and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received Berkeley’s Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, and his Teaching Company lecture series, “Origins of the Human Mind,” was released in 2010. His research efforts have been recognized: California’s Distinguished Scientific Contribution in Psychology Award (2009), the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2015), and the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (2016), for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the interplay of (a) genetic and biological risk with (b) contextual influences (e.g., parents, peers, culture) in the manifestations, impairments, and rising rates of diagnosis of ADHD
  2. Describe the particular problems faced by girls and women with ADHD.
  3. Utilize information on pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for ADHD when formulating treatment plans.
  4. Explain the pernicious eff ects of social pressures that lead to depression, self-harm, binge-eating, and aggression in teenage girls.

This daylong workshop is designed for professionals who are looking to design effective interventions for students with anxiety and other emotional challenges.

• Educational Therapists
• Learning Specialists
• Classroom Teachers
• Developmental Therapists
• Psychotherapists
• School Psychologists
• Social Workers
• Speech/Language Therapists

The Association of Educational Therapists (AET)
is the national professional association for educational therapists. AET defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.

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Disclosure: Financial – Dr. Hinshaw receives honoraria from AET and is compensated for teaching and speaking; he receives royalties from Oxford University Press and Wiley Publishing. Nonfinancial – No relevant relationships to disclose.