adhd2a-logoMentorCoach is proud to announce the following exciting master class:

Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching–Adults

with Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC

Starts February 2023

1 Class 60 minutes
9 Classes of 90 minutes each

14.5 hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs
14.5 hours toward ADHD Coach Certification
14.5 hours toward CMC Coach Certification

Or 3 payments of $249
(plus optional $75 for CA BBS CEs)
(plus optional $20 for ICF CCEs)

alan-grahamHear Alan Graham, PhD, Dean of MentorCoach’s ADHD Coach Training Program, talk about this class (on adults) and the next class (on college students, teens, kids & parents). Lots of information plus you can feel Alan’s warm personality and the breadth of his knowledge. He even talks about the first steps he’d recommend if you want to become nationally known in the field. (21 mins).
Click here to stream the audio or download an mp3 here

ribbonBecome a Certified ADHD Coach. MentorCoach offers the only ADHD Coach Training Program in the world that is in an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP), accredited by the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), and deeply incorporates the cutting-edge research of Positive Psychology. By taking this course you will have completed 14.5 of the 38 ADHD coach-specific training hours needed to become a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) through the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). Click here for more certification information.

1. About the Class

image007The Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching Master Class is for coaches with experience working with individuals with AD/HD who are looking to gain more knowledge and skill in working with the adults with ADHD population and who want to apply the principles of positive psychology to their ADHD coaching. This is a 14.5-hour class. In order to take this class, a student must have taken the 13 hour Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching class or get the permission of the trainer. Prerequisite: Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Class or permission of trainer.

At the conclusion of this class, each participant will have built on their toolkit of practical interventions and have the opportunity participate in mentor group coaching. Each class member will coach an individual with ADHD of their choosing and get feedback on your coaching from the instructor and other class members. Throughout the class, the principles of positive psychology will be highlighted as they apply to each coaching population.

In this interactive class, participants are required to bring cases of individuals with AD/HD they have worked with in coaching or other helping interactions. We will use these cases to elaborate on the many approaches one can take when working with this population. Class members will also practice coaching utilizing role-playing.

2. Learning Objectives

  • Continue to develop the coaching skills necessary to apply to be certified at the entry level of ADHD coaching.
  • Effectively use the principles of positive psychology while coaching adults with ADHD.
  • Build ADHD coaching skills through mentor group coaching
  • Deepen knowledge of the biological bases of ADHD and the phenomenological experience of individuals with ADHD.
  • Build on a toolkit of practical interventions to use with clients with ADHD symptoms or with clients who have challenges with organization, prioritization, time management and relationships.

3. Resources

image010Alan Graham will provide a rich and varied reading list of books, web sites and other resources to help support an ADHD Coaching practice. Homework will be assigned. Class members will have regular reading assignments and create at least one recording of a coaching session with and adult with ADHD. This recording will be shared with the class and the coach will receive feedback on their coaching. Also, as part of homework, class members will coach each other in role playing situations.

4. The Ten Weeks

image011Class 1 Introduction; Core Competencies (ICF, PAAC)
Class 2 Neurobiology of ADHD; Co-existing conditions; Medications
Class 3 Alternative treatments; Coaching adults – organization, prioritizing, planning, etc.
Class 4 Coaching adults – relationships; Demo coaching with adults
Class 5 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Class 6 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Class 7 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Class 8 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Class 9 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Class 10 Special topics, wrap-up

5. The Class Schedule

Starts February 2023

1 Class 60 minutes
9 Classes of 90 minutes each

6. ICF Coach Continuing Education

career4This class is approved for 14.5 hours of CCEUs in Core Competencies from the International Coaching Federation for students meeting the class attendance requirement. (See attendance requirements below.) There is a $20 fee for ICF CCEUs.

7. Board Continuing Education (CEs)

This class is approved for 14.5 hours of CEUs (continuing education units) for Marriage and Family Therapists in California (CA BBS). The CE administration fee is $75. CEs for psychologists (APA) are not provided for this class.

To receive CEUs, students must pay the CE fee and be present for 12 of the 14.5 classes. (See attendance requirements below.)

Note: The CE fee is $75 and applies only if you are a licensed mental health professional needing CEUs from the CA BBS. Otherwise, when you register, indicate that you do not need to pay the CEU fee by choosing the “Base Unit Price with NO CE’s” registration option.

8. Attendance Requirements

Every class is recorded. Some students may listen to some or all of the classes by recording.

To receive credit for CEs, ICF CCEUs, credit toward ADHD Coaching Certification or MentorCoach Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, students must be present for 12 of the 14.5 class hours.

Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement for receiving CEs, credit toward MentorCoach Certification or ADHD Coaching Certification, ICF CCEUs, or to receive a Class Certificate of Completion.

9. Refund Policy

You may withdraw your registration at any time before the beginning of the second class and receive a full refund. You are responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw before the beginning of the second class.

About Alan Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC

alangraham2Dr. Alan R Graham, Dean of the MentorCoach ADHD Coach Training Program, teaches this course by global teleconference from his office in Park Ridge, Illinois. As a therapist, coach, educator, author, and presenter, Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., has over two decades of experience helping thousands of ADHD children, adolescents, adults, and their families navigate life’s challenges, and gain the tools they need to manage emotional issues. Initially trained as a secondary and elementary school teacher, Alan furthered his education by obtaining his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University and completing his clinical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Alan was in MCP 3 and is a long standing member of the trainer team for MentorCoach.

Alan has earned the designation of Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation and was a Pod Leader for the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program. Alan also has certification as a Master Certified AD/HD Coach (MCAC) by the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC).

Alan’s experience has included working with difficult children and adolescents in therapeutic day schools, inpatient, and outpatient settings. While creating his group practices, ACP Consultants, and the ADD Centers, he also held the position of adjunct professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

As a way of giving back to the profession, Alan serves as the Illinois representative and is the chair of the steering committee of the American Psychological Association Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN). He also served on the board of the Illinois Psychological Association Clinical Practice Section and was the chair of the Health Care Reimbursement Committee.

Alan was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Attention Disorders and on the board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) for 10 years. Alan is also a member of the national organization of CHADD and served on the Professional Advisory Board for the Chicago CHADD chapter. It is in this spirit of service that Alan and Bill Benninger, PhD created as a means to share practical information with families and individuals who live with ADHD every day.

Recognized for his work by peers and clients alike, he presents and writes on psychological health, ADHD, child and family, and business of practice issues internationally. Alan is married and has grown children, two daughters and a son.

Alan’s office address is: 1580 N Northwest Highway, Suite 311D, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068. His office phone is: 847-824-1235. His email is His website is

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