More Than Just Medication: Proven Alternative Treatments for ADHD

Presented by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC on 09-30-2016 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern)

Medication may not always be the answer for individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The amount of information about treatments that are not pharmaceutical in nature can be overwhelming to clinicians who have not had the additional education or training. Mental health professionals may not understand the variety of non-medication treatments available or which ones may be appropriate based on the needs of the individual in therapy. 

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis will help clinicians understand the motivations behind why some individuals diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. She will describe the best practices for assessing the needs of the whole person rather than addressing the diagnosis or disorder alone.

Dr. Sarkis will discuss medications used to treat ADHD while describing their benefits and side effects. She will demonstrate how a clinician can weigh the practical and financial differences between different types of treatments. Dr. Sarkis’ will unravel some of the myths surrounding medication and lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise so that clinicians are better able to assist individuals in therapy by helping them make informed choices about their treatment. 

This introductory, instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Recognize the benefits and drawbacks of non-medication versus medication treatment for ADHD.
  2. Summarize the most common non-medication treatments for ADHD.
  3. Identify the reasons why many individuals in therapy prefer non-medication treatments.
  4. Assess the safety and efficacy of non-medication treatments for ADHD. 
  5. Determine if the benefits of alternative treatments outweigh those of traditional therapies.

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How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

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

GoodTherapy.org is 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 an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, 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: March 30, 2016 through March 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 two clinical continuing education clock hours.

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 and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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.

Event Reviews from Members

I found this seminar to be so practical and pertinent to working with a variety of clients. The aspect that I like the most was that it presented a very balanced approach to offering alternative and well researched natural approaches while not discounting the need for traditional treatments as well. - Monica Bowen, LPC

I found much of the information useful and informative and appreciated the concrete examples of interventions and ways of working with clients. - Nancy Beaney, LMFT

Meet the Presenter

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC has been recognized as having achieved substantial professional accomplishments in the field of mental health. This year she was made an American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida where she also received an American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research on executive functions and their impact on pediatric comorbid ADHD. 

Dr. Sarkis has been published extensively and has made several media appearances on CNN, ABC News, Fox News, Sirius Satellite Radio, and First Business Television. Currently, Dr. Sarkis is a blogger for The Huffington Post and other online publications. Her most recent books include: 

Dr. Sarkis is internationally recognized for her work in treating ADHD and autism spectrum conditions and she currently maintains a private counseling practice Tampa, Florida. For more information about her and her work, please visit www.stephaniesarkis.com.

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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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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.