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

Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching–Adults

with Liz Brown, PCC, MCAC, NBC-HWC
and Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC

Begins August 7, 2024
10 Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Eastern Time
All Time Zones

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)

Class size limited to 17 students.

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 Level 2 Coach Training Program, 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

Begins August 7, 2024
10 Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Eastern Time
All Time Zones

1 Class 60 minutes
9 Classes of 90 minutes each


DateTime (Eastern)
1. August 7, 20245:00 to 6:00 pm
2. August 14, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
3. August 21, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
4. August 28, 2024 5:00 to 6:30 pm
5. September 4, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
6. September 11, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
7. September 18, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
8. September 25, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
9. October 2, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
10. October 9, 2024 5:00 to 6:30 pm

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


As a key coach, therapist, educator, author and lecturer, Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., has over three decades of experience helping thousands of children, adolescents, adults and their families, many with ADHD, navigate life’s challenges, and gain the tools they need to effectively manage their lives. Initially trained as a secondary and elementary school teacher, Alan furthered his education by obtaining his Ph.D. in psychology at Northwestern University and completing his clinical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. On the professional staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, he has taught graduate courses in assessment and trained many medical students, psychiatric residents, psychology and social work students. Alan also led a discussion group about positive psychology as part of MentorCoach and Dr. Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness Coaching Program.

Alan received his coach training at MentorCoach and currently is the Dean of the ADHD Coach Training Program for MentorCoach. He has been certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified coach (PCC) and as a Master Certified ADHD Coach (MCAC) by the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches.

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

Alan’s executive coaching and consulting experience has included contributing to the success of many individuals and organizations. His clients include many large and small organizations such as Deloitte Consulting, W. Wrigley & Co., Leo Burnett, Abbott Labs, PNC, Zebra Technologies, Exelon, Datamars, Vanguard and LaSalle Network. Alan’s coaching specialties include working with executives with business and organizational challenges; and adults, teens, and parents impacted by ADHD. Since, 2006, Alan has helped many individuals benefit from Cogmed Working Memory Training.

As a way of giving back to the profession, Alan has served as the chair of the steering committee for the American Psychological Association Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN). Alan was asked to serve on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Attention Disorders and was on the board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). It is in this spirit of service that, with Dr. Bill Benninger, Alan created as a means to share practical information to families and individuals who live with ADHD every day. For six years, had been chosen by CHADD to be honored as an Innovative Practice at the CHADD national conference.

Recognized for his work by peers and clients alike, Alan presents and writes on positive psychology, ADHD, child and family, coaching and business issues throughout the United States and internationally. He is the lead author of Lemonade: The Leader’s Guide to Resilience at Work, published in 2012. Alan co-authored the RAW-A, the Resilience at Work Assessment which has been taken by over 3000 leaders worldwide. In 2018, Alan edited The Guide to ADHD Coaching: How to Find an ADHD coach and What to Do When You Get One, which includes chapters from many internationally known ADHD coaches.  Alan is married and has three adult children. His website is

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