The Adult ADHD Treatment Handbook provides professional guidance, session plans and client resources for all those offering treatment to adults with ADHD.
Adults with ADHD can exhibit increased poor concentration, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Developed to equip services with an efficient approach to meeting the needs of all adults with ADHD, this handbook offers the following benefits:
Tried and tested sessions developed by psychologists and therapists.
A simple eight-session programme which covers the key ADHD problem areas
Additional bolt-on sessions help you tailor your programme to your clients;
Varied, succinct and accessible resources.
The Adult ADHD Treatment Handbook provides everything clinical psychologists, counsellors and therapists will need to deliver effective treatment, and is also useful for any clinician wanting to provide information for their clients.
Anne Jeavons is a Principal Clinical Psychologist, has worked in the NHS and privately for 24 years in neuropsychology and adult mental health. Tara Bishop graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 and is an Assistant Psychologist with the Berkshire ADHD service, helping to run ADHD groups. Blandine French worked as an assistant psychologist for the NHS and is now involved in research at the University of Nottingham. Siona Bastable is a psychotherapist whose clinical specialty is adults with ADHD. The subject of her DCPsych dissertation is an exploration of the experience of adults with ADHD.
Contents How to use these resources Introduction Session 1: Understanding ADHD and how it affects you Session 2: Anxiety and Problem Solving Session 3: Medication and Sleep Session 4: Depression and Self-Worth Session 5: Attention, Concentration and Memory Session 6: Impulsivity, Anger and ADHD Mood swings Session 7: Organisation, Timekeeping and Money Management Session 8: Relationships Additional session 1: Couples session Additional session 2: Parenting Additional session 3: Organising a follow up support group Additional handouts Being a woman with ADHD ADHD at work Being a student with ADHD Questions about ADHD medication Useful Resources Appendices - Appendix 1: DSM 5 criteria for ADHD Appendix 2: Goal Setting Sheet Appendix 3: Timeline My Core Beliefs Appendix 4: Thought Record Appendix 5: Sleep Diary Appendix 6: Vignettes for session 4; Depression and Self-Worth Appendix 7: Vignettes for session 5; Attention, Concentration and Memory Appendix 8: My Better Organisational plan Appendix 9: Vignette for session 7; Timekeeping Activity Schedule Money Management exercise Appendix 10: ABC Chart Appendix 11: Our ADHD Situation Appendix 12: Our Challenging Situation Appendix 13: ADHD group Satisfaction Questionnaire