ACT on ADHD

We are presenting the ACT on ADHD protocol at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland

May 16-19, 2017

Presenters: Sonia Tanguay and Zsuzsanna Grandpierre

Our session aims to introduce how combining Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) interventions with compensatory skills training may improve motivation, emotional regulation, task initiation and completion and interpersonal relationships in adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The session will provide an overview of common functional limitations and how these affect specific life domains with recommendations for ACT consistent interventions. Additionally, attendees will learn about research findings and effective therapeutic approaches to treat coexisting mental health disorders. Attendees will walk away with practical interventions and tools that can be used in their practice. This session will be both didactic and interactive in nature to promote discussion amongst coaches, counsellors and therapists.

Stay tuned for an update on how our presentation went!