Session 5: Clinical Update on ADHD Across the Lifespan

Egg Harbor, WI US
August 4, 2022 to August 5, 2022
This is planned to be the last workshop that Dr. Barkley will provide in his career as he has now retired from his professional activities.  In this two-day (8 hour) program, he will provide an in-depth look at major advances in five clinically important topics pertaining to child and adult ADHD.  Each of the five lecture topics provides a “deep dive” into what is currently known in these topics and their implications for the diagnosis and management of ADHD.

Target Audience

This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Investigate the nature of ADHD from the perspective of executive functioning and discuss the five major executive functions and their deficits in people with ADHD, including working memory, self-management to time, emotional self-regulation, self-motivation, and other aspects of executive functioning and self-control. 
  • Develop a better understanding of how this theory leads to more effectively designed interventions for those with the disorder.
  • Review in detail the best management principles to teach parents in more effectively managing their child or teen’s ADHD and its related deficits in self-regulation and executive functioning, as well as additional recommendations for dealing with children with ADHD during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated requirements for sheltering in place.
  • Recognize the primary characteristics of ADHD in adults and the issues involved in evaluating ADHD in adults and become familiar with various evidence based treatments.


Additional information


Kiara Bond
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 8.00 NASW
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/04/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/05/2022 - 12:15pm CDT

Thursday - Focus on Child ADHD

Lecture #1: An Update on the Executive Functioning-Self-Regulation Theory of ADHD:  Implications for Management

Dr. Barkley has developed one of the leading theories of executive functioning and its role in the nature of ADHD.  This theory is based on understanding the nature of the executive neuropsychological functions as a multi-level meta-construct and its contribution to self-regulation across time to support the individual’s long-term goals and general welfare.  This model views EF not just as a suite of purely cognitive capacities but as an extended phenotype from brain functioning into ever widening spheres of daily adaptive, self-reliant, and cooperative social functioning across the major domains of daily life activities in which humans must function effectively to survive and prosper.  From this theory, he has developed numerous clinical implications concerning the diagnosis, assessment, and management of ADHD.  Specific management principles will be developed from the theory that extends across multiple domains of major life activities. 

Lecture #2: Counseling Parents: The 14 Best Principles for Managing Executive Functioning Deficits in Children and Teens with ADHD

This presentation is a follow-up to lecture #1 in providing a detailed review of the 14 most effective principles for parents to adopt in understanding and raising a child or teen with ADHD.  These principles are largely based on Dr. Barkley’s theory of ADHD as a disorder of self-regulation and executive functioning. 

Lecture #3:  Health Outcomes of Childhood ADHD by Adulthood: Implications for Life Expectancy and Clinical Management

That childhood ADHD predisposes to increased risks for impairment in educational, family, peer, and eventual occupational functioning by young adulthood, among many other major domains of life activities is well established in research.  Less appreciated is that the disorder also predisposes to increased health, medical, and dental risks, such as an increased risk for accidental injuries as well as suicide across the lifespan.  But ADHD also predisposes to certain personality traits and lifestyle choices that have a significant impact on these health-related factors.  Such risks and impairments are known to influence estimated life expectancy.  This lecture describes the various health and lifestyle domains of major life activities that have been found to be significantly impaired in children growing up with ADHD by their young adult years. It will show that ADHD adversely affects health outcomes and that such outcomes may have a substantial detrimental impact on estimated life expectancy by young adulthood. The implications of these findings for alterations in ADHD management will also be discussed.

Friday: Focus on Adult ADHD

ADHD is now recognized as a relatively common mental disorder of adults, affecting 4-5 percent of the adult population and accounting for an increasing number of referrals to mental health and family practices in this country.  The disorder has a pervasive impact on most major domains of daily life activities, including occupational, educational, and social functioning and health-related behavior.  It is therefore imperative that mental health, medical, and adult educational professionals have as much up-to-date knowledge of this adult disorder and its treatment as possible.

This 4-hour program will provide current information on the nature of ADHD in adults and diagnostic issues, the most likely comorbid disorders associated with it, and the adaptive impairments likely to occur in adults with ADHD.   Dr. Barkley will provide guidance on the issues involved in the assessment of ADHD in adults.  He will also describe the most effective treatment strategies for managing adult ADHD, highlighting counseling, medications, cognitive-behavioral therapy for executive function deficits, and educational and workplace accommodations.


The Landmark Resort and Conference Center
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States

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Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and retired from his previous position as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA.  He has previously worked as an Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin (1977-1985), then as Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1985-2002), after which he was Professor of Psychiatry and Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2017).  He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 26 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 44 editions.  He has also published more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.  He is the founder and Editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 30h and final year of publication.  Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally across more than 30 countries nd appeared on nationally televised programs such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD.  He has received awards from professional societies and ADHD organizations for his lifetime achievements, career accomplishments, and contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science.  His website is

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The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates each week-long session of this live activity for up to 15.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals and each two-day session a maximum of 8.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

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"This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886840778-8759) for 8 continuing education contact hours."

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 8.00 NASW


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