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Principles for Raising a Child or Teen with ADHD

Dr. Russell A. Barkley

Clinical Scientist, Educator, Author

About Dr. Russell A. Barkley

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (2016-2020). He is also a retired Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1985-2002) and subsequently worked as a Professor of Psychiatry and Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2016). In semi-retirement, he continues to lecture widely and develop continuing education courses for professionals on ADHD and related disorders, as well as consult on research projects, edit The ADHD Report, and write books, reviews, and research articles. He is board certified in 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 27 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering more than 43 editions, and is the creator of seven award-winning professional videos. 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 clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 29th year of publication. Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited lectures in more than 30 countries and has appeared on nationally televised shows such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many others. He has received numerous awards from professional societies and ADHD organizations for his lifetime achievements, contributions to research and clinical practice, and the dissemination of science. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.

About the class

What are the best principles for raising a child or teen with ADHD? In this live class, Dr. Barkley will teach parents six of his 12 best principles from his 2020 book, 12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD. We'll begin with the first principle: understanding the true nature of ADHD as a disorder of self-regulation and executive functioning. Dr. Barkley will then discuss the five other essential principles, involving both the perspective one needs to take toward the disorder as a parent, as well as key management principles for dealing with the executive function deficits inherent in the disorder. These principles are largely based on his theory of ADHD as a disorder of self-regulation and executive functioning, as well as his review of all research published weekly on ADHD and the wisdom he has gained from 41 years of clinical practice. These principles form the core ideas that every parent needs to know to best understand and raise a child or teen with ADHD.

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