The ADHD Effect on Couples

Presented by Melissa Orlov on 01-25-2013 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) impacts more than 5% of adults, yet a large majority of these adults are currently undiagnosed. Furthermore, the rate of marital dysfunction for couples in which at least one adult has ADHD is close to 60%. This means that almost every couples therapist encounters the impact of ADHD in at least some of the couples they counsel, though neither the couple nor therapist may realize it.

Taught by a leader in this field, this seminar highlights the behaviors that identify which couples might be impacted by ADHD and provides an overview of the key concepts that therapists need to know to help these couples overcome their biggest issues. This Web Conference will pay special attention to the behavioral patterns specific to ADHD-impacted relationships and provide an overview of the healing progression and stages specific to couples impacted by ADHD.

This web conference is beginning instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify whether ADHD might be a factor in a couples' marital dysfunction;
  2. Talk about the three stages of recovery that couples go through when ADHD is a factor in their relationship;
  3. Identify three behavioral patterns typical for couples impacted by ADHD and educate couples about how to change those patterns;
  4. Explain to couples what excellent treatment for ADHD looks like for an adult in a committed relationship and how to get it.

If you have any questions about this Web Conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture and question and answer periods.

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All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395. 

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Meet the Presenter

Melissa Orlov

Melissa Orlov

Melissa Orlov authored The ADHD Effect on Marriage, named the best psychology book of 2010 by ForeWord Reviews. As a marriage consultant, Ms. Orlov helps couples develop thriving relationships and specializes in working with couples that are affected by ADHD. She also teaches professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples impacted by ADHD. Orlov blogs at www.adhdmarriage.com and writes for Additude Magazine. She has been interviewed by CNN, the New York Times, US News, Today, CBS, World Report, AOL, the American Psychological Association, Monitor, and many others. Ms. Orlov is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College. For more information about Melissa Orlov, please visit her website at www.adhdmarriage.com/content/melissa-orlov.

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.