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ADHD: A Return to Psychology

Dec 15, 2012 09:00am -
Dec 15, 2012 12:00pm

Event Description

Craig Wiener, Ed.D., instructor

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has become the province of geneticists, neuropsychologists and physicians. These professionals inform the populace about the neurobiological causes of the behaviors, and the necessity to medicate and stringently manage the afflicted. This program brings to light important problems and contradictions evident with the biological determinist perspective. ADHD is alternatively understood within a learning paradigm, a conceptual framework that has a long-standing tradition in the field of psychology. An alternative intervention that develops self-reliance and cooperation is proposed to address the shortcomings of traditional ADHD treatments.

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:

·        Discuss traditional beliefs about the cause of ADHD

·         Analyze the contradictions and shortcomings of the biological determinist account of ADHD

·         Examine the shortcomings and side effects of traditional ADHD treatments

·         Explain ADHD behavior within a learning paradigm

·         Implement an alternative ADHD intervention that promotes self-reliance and cooperation

Program Code: ADHD3 
3 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton

Craig Wiener, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He received his doctoral degree in Education from Clark University in 1979. Since that time he has been working in his private practice and at Family Health Center of Worcester, where he has functioned as Clinical Director of Mental Health Services since 1993. He is the author of three ADHD books: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as a Learned Behavioral Pattern: A Return to Psychology;  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as a Learned Behavioral Pattern: A Less Medicinal More Self-reliant/Collaborative Intervention; and Parenting Your Child with ADHD: A Non-nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-reliance and Cooperation.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Counseling & Psychotherapy
Early registration ends on Oct 22, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Oct 23, 2012 and ends on Dec 04, 2012.
Late registration starts on Dec 05, 2012.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 ADHD: A Return to Psychology (ADHD3)
Member Fee: $65.00$65.00$65.00
Non-Member Fee: $65.00$65.00$65.00

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