ADHD COACHING CERTIFICATION
ADHD Coaching requires a unique set of skills that are not taught in traditional coach training programs. An ADHD Coach works with individuals who feel or think they may, or know they have ADHD or ADHD-like qualities. ADHD Coaches may also work with persons who do not have ADHD but are related, connected or live with someone who has ADHD. As a result, an ADHD Coach needs to be sufficiently knowledgeable about the disorder and how ADHD impacts upon the client and the coach-client relationship.
It is because of this unique skill set that ADHD Coaches around the world have felt that an ICF credential alone cannot identify who is a competent ADHD coach. By becoming a credentialed coach, an ADHD Coach becomes part of a growing community of ADHD Coaches who have been assessed and are determined to meet the highest standards of skill, experience and training. It also signals to clients and to the wider community that the ADHD Coach has made the commitment to delivering the highest level of ADHD Coaching.
There is currently one active ADHD Coaching credentialing organization. The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) was created with the mission "to establish high standards of excellence in our ADHD certification and accreditation programs. We advocate for coaches and the profession of ADHD coaching, for the benefit of all individuals in need."
The MentorCoach ADHD Coaching Master Classes have been created to give participants the 38 hours of ADHD Coach training that is the minimum required to be credentialed as an Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) the first level of ADHD Coach certification through PAAC. The master classes are designed to address the core competencies of PAAC.
To become a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) through PAAC, these are the steps:
Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching Master Class - College
Students, Teens, Children and Parents (13 hours) course
curriculum is designed to put the coach's skill-set into action with
clients. Each week is dedicated to a specific 'type' of client. The
class focuses on children, teens and young adults with ADHD-type symptoms
Situations related to working with parents of individuals with ADHD
are also addressed. Each participant has an opportunity to present a
coaching conversation to the class, with a class debriefing afterwards.