Since ADHD became a well-known condition, decades ago, much of the research and clinical discourse has focused on youth. In recent years, attention has expanded to the realm of adult ADHD and the havoc it can wreak on many aspects of adult life, including driving safety, financial management, education and employment, and interpersonal difficulties. Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy breaks new ground in explaining and suggesting approaches for treating the range of challenges that ADHD can create within a most important and delicate relationship: the intimate couple.
With the help of contributors who are experts in their specialties, Pera and Robin provide the clinician with a step-by-step, nuts-and-bolts approach to help couples enhance their relationship and improve domestic cooperation. This comprehensive guide includes psychoeducation, medication guidelines, cognitive interventions, co-parenting techniques, habit change and communication strategies, and ADHD-specific clinical suggestions around sexuality, money, and cyber-addictions. More than twenty detailed case studies provide real-life examples of ways to implement the interventions.
Gina Pera is an award-winning author, workshop leader, and internationally recognized expert on adult ADHD, especially as it affects relationships. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Arthur L. Robin, PhD, is the director of psychology training at Children's Hospital of Michigan, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at Wayne State University, and a licensed psychologist in private practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Foreword Barkley Introduction I. Adult ADHD and Relationships 1. Meet the Couples and Their Common Challenges Pera 2. Principles of ADHD-Focused Coupled Therapy Pera II. Clinical Interventions 3. Psychoeducation Robin 4. A CBT Model for ADHD-Challenged Couples Ramsay 5. The Role of Medication Pera and Robin 6. Behavior and Habit Change Robin 7. Imago Relationship Therapy Adapted for ADHD Robbins 8. Co-Parenting Strategies Easterlin III. Special Topics 9. Money Pera 10. Cyber Addictions Roberts 11. Sexual Intimacy Pera Conclusions and Clinical Notes Resources Index