Understanding ADHD in the Home, School and Workplace

These workshops are geared to parents of children with ADHD, adults with ADHD and their families

When: Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Dr, Fredericton, NB  [Map]

Ticket Price: $25 for 1 OR $40 for 2
*Lunch is not included

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Workshops 

WORKSHOP ABSTRACTS AGENDA

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  • Executive Functioning and ADHD: Keeping the Balls in the Air
  • Self-Regulation and ADHD: From Chaos to Smoother Sailing
  • ADHD Goes to School
  • ADDventures at Home
  • Adult ADHD and the Family
  • Understanding ADHD in the Workplace: strengths and Impairments

Presenters

Megan Smith, Ph.D., C. Psych

Dr. Smith has her Ph.D. in Child Clinical and School Psychology, is a registered psychologist in Toronto. She has worked with diverse client populations in community, outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings at Youthdale Treatment Centres, the Toronto District School Board, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and in private practice. She has had the opportunity to provide a wide range of services, including assessment (e.g. psychoeducational, complex, and differential diagnostic assessments), and therapy (e.g. individual, group, and family therapy). Dr. Smith’s areas of interest include ADHD and areas of functioning related to ADHD (e.g. sleep, diet, exercise, social skills, and executive functioning), as well as self-regulation, “behaviour,” learning disabilities, Autism, mood/anxiety disorders, self-harm, and eating disorders. She uses an integrative approach to treatment and intervention, utilizing strategies drawn from the fields of child development, neurodevelopment, self-regulation, mindfulness, and collaborative problem-solving, as well as cognitive-behavioural, dialectical behavioural, and family therapy. She is also an advocate for those affected by ADHD, as well as for children and families experiencing other mental health issues that negatively impact behavioural functioning.

Heidi Bernhardt, RN

Heidi Bernhardt, RN, is a psychiatric nurse by training, mother of three young men with ADHD, and the founder, President and Executive Director of the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD. Heidi also served as the Executive Director of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA), a national not-for-profit organization of the leading clinicians and researchers in ADHD in Canada for 6 years. Over the past 25 years, Heidi Bernhardt has helped raise awareness and understanding of ADHD among parents, educators, health care professionals, industry leaders, and government officials through presentations, conferences, media interviews, and advocacy work.


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