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Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across the Life Span

Edward Hallowell, MD with Sue George Hallowell, LICSW

August 12-16, 2024

Monday - Friday: 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. EDT | 30-Minute Break Daily

15-Hour Course |  Delivery Format: In-Person or Live-Online

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Course Description

From childhood through adulthood, ADHD presents not only problems but also unique opportunities for change, growth, and success. The goal of diagnosis and treatment is to transform ADHD from a chronic liability into an overall asset in life. The purpose of this seminar is to show how to do precisely that and to present much of the new information we have learned about ADHD in the past decade.

In his work with people of all ages, Dr. Hallowell has learned that a strength-based approach to diagnosis and treatment leads to the best outcomes. The moment the clinician meets the client, he or she looks for talents, skills, and strengths and builds a treatment plan to promote those first and foremost. In addition, the clinician radiates a positive attitude and affirming energy, which in turn mobilizes hope, excitement, and curiosity, which drives treatment to much greater success than can be achieved otherwise.

Interweaving advanced material and innovative new treatments with introductory information aimed both at professionals and non-professionals, this seminar will explore the entire world of ADHD in its human as well as its clinical and scientific dimensions. It will provide a solid, practical basis for understanding ADHD at all ages in all contexts.

An added feature of the course that Dr. Hallowell deems especially useful is that each participant is given a chance to tell the group about themselves. This is entirely optional; you don’t have to do it. But each summer, an atmosphere of such trust develops in the group that over the 20 years we have offered this course, approximately 97% of participants have decided to offer from their own experience, knowledge, and anecdotes their fellow participants always relish.

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About the Instructor

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Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Edward Hallowell has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations. He receives a speaking honorarium from MAK Continuing Education, LLC, Cape Cod Institute.

Non-financial: Edward Hallowell has no relevant non-financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a thought leader, a NY Times bestselling author, a world-renowned keynote speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He is the Founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School and was a distinguished Harvard Medical School faculty member for 22 years. He currently devotes his full professional attention to his clinical practice at the Hallowell Centers, speaking to audiences around the world, and writing books. He has authored 22 books on various psychological topics, including ADHD, parenting, managing your "crazy busy” lives and most recently, his personal memoir.

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Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sue George Hallowell has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations. 

Non-financial: Sue George Hallowell has no relevant non-financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Sue George Hallowell, LICSW is the Clinical Director for the Hallowell Center in New York City, and additionally runs a private social work practice in Cambridge, MA. A highly experienced social worker of 35 years, Sue uses psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mindfulness training in her work. Sue has a special expertise in working with couples, especially where ADHD is an issue. She also does a significant amount of work with parents whose children are struggling with attention issues or other mental health concerns, as well as college students and adults.

Sue’s previous positions include Director of Inpatient Social Work at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Associate Professor at Simmons Graduate School of Social Work (adjunct). She graduated from the University of Virginia and Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

Sue is married to Ned Hallowell and co-authored Married To Distraction with him. Together they have appeared on numerous TV and radio shows to discuss relationships and ADHD, and Sue often presents at conferences on her successful model of support and therapy for couples.


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What Alumni are Saying...

"Wonderful course! Each day just got better and I felt I left with a wealth of new knowledge and perspective." - 2023 Participant

"I was expecting to learn a lot, and I did, but I hadn't anticipated feeling so 'at home'. I think this was the first time in my life that I have heard someone's stream of consciousness mirror the way that my own brain works. Brilliant! Also, Ned, your delivery was wonderfully warm and full of wisdom." - 2022 Participant

"Dr. Hallowell is an incredibly knowledgeable caring presenter. His ability to to communicate and his vast knowledge and experience with the subject matter made this one of if not THE best course I have taken at the Cape Cod Institute." - 2023 Participant



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