Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching – College Students, Teens, Children & Parents

adhd2b-logoMentorCoach is proud to announce the following exciting master class:

Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching – College Students, Teens, Children & Parents

Led by Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC

Starts May 2023

One 60-minute class and nine 90-minute classes
14.5 hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs
14.5 hours toward ADHD Coach Certification
14.5 hours toward CMC Coach Certification

Tuition:
$697 or 3 Payments of $249
(plus optional $75 for CA BBS CE’s)
(plus optional $20 for ICF CCEs)

Class size limited to 17 students.

Join us in teleconference for a 14.5 hour class in Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching – College Students, Teens, Children and Parents with Alan Graham, a nationally recognized expert in the area of ADHD and co-founder of ADDvisor.com.

alan-grahamHear Alan Graham, PhD, Dean of MentorCoach’s ADHD Coach Training Program, talk about this class (on college students, teens, kids & parents) and a second class as well (on adults). 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. By taking this course you will have completed 14.5 of the 42 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

The Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching Master Class – College Students, Teens, Children and Parents is for coaches with experience working with individuals with AD/HD who are looking to gain more knowledge and skill in working with the ADHD population and who want to apply the principles of positive psychology to their ADHD coaching.

During this class, each participant will add to their toolkit of practical interventions and will have the opportunity participate in mentor group coaching. Each class member will coach an individual with ADHD of their choosing and will receive feedback on their 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 using role-playing.

2.  Who Should Attend?

This Class is open to all, both within the MentorCoach Community and without.  It’s designed for students who have some knowledge of ADHD and how it impacts college students, teens, parents and children.  Educators, mental health professionals, other healthcare professionals, and interested others who interact with this population on a regular basis have developed new insights and coaching skills by completing this class.

While this class is the third in the ADHD coaching series, many students have started their ADHD coach training with this class.

The primary requirement of the class is to provide a recording of a coaching session with either a college student, teen or child with ADHD or a parent of a child with ADHD. We start listening to these recordings during class 4 or 5.  We use these recordings as a way to enhance every student’s ADHD coaching skills.  Almost everyone has found listening to these recordings to be an exciting, positive growth experience.

If you feel you have sufficient knowledge of ADHD and have not taken the first class in this series but would like to start with this class, contact the trainer, Alan Graham at alan@addvisor.com to receive permission to enroll.

3. The Ten Weeks

Module 1 Introduction; Core Competencies (ICF, PAAC)
Module 2 Neurobiology of ADHD; Co-existing conditions; Medications
Module 3 Alternative treatments, Coaching college students – educational issues
Module 4 Coaching teens – family relationships; Demo coaching – college student or teen
Module 5 Coaching parents; Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 6 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 7 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 8 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 9 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 10 Special topics, wrap-up

4. Learning Objectives
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  • 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 college students, teens, children and parents 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.
  • Add to 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.

5. Readings and Resources

booksAlan 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 a college student, teen, child or parent 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.

6. The Class Schedule

TBD, Starts May 2023

1 Class 60 minutes
9 Classes of 90 minutes each

7. Open to All?
This Class is open to all, both within the MentorCoach Community and without.

8. Prerequisites
Yes. In order to take this class, a student must have completed the 13-hour MentorCoach Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching class or have received the permission of the instructor.

9. Tuition Options

Single Payment:
$697 (+ optional CE fee)
For CE information, see #12 below.

Monthly Payments:
Three monthly payments of $249 (+ optional CE fee)
For CE information, see #12 below.

10. Coach Certification

diplomaThis class provides 14.5 of the 42 ADHD coach-specific training hours needed for certification as a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) through the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). Click here for more certification information.

This class also provides 14.5 hours toward MentorCoach Certification as an elective for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #13 below.) It can also provide 14.5 hours toward ICF Certification via an Accredited Coach Training Program such as MentorCoach or via the ICF Portfolio Approach.

11. 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 #13 below.) There is a $20 fee for ICF CCEUs.

12. Board Continuing Education (CEs)

This class is approved for 14.5 hours of CEs 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 credit for CEs, students must pay the CE fee and be present for 12 of the 14.5 class hours.

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.

13. 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 and MentorCoach Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, you 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 ADHD Coaching Certification, MentorCoach Certification, ICF CCEUs, or a Class Certificate of Completion.

14. 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, SCAC

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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 ADDvisor.com as a means to share practical information to families and individuals who live with ADHD every day. For six years, ADDvisor.com 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 www.addvisor.com.

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