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Skillful application of attentional/executive functioning is a required skill in the 21st century. The result of our “Attention Industrial Complex” is that these skills – now more than ever – are crucial for clients with ADD/ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, head injury, and other medical conditions which impact cognitive efficiency. The ability to rapidly identify processing disorders and provide targeted treatment recommendations is one of the professional clinical skills necessary to help these clients improve function.

Attend this workshop presented by Dr. David Nowell, an internationally known ADHD coach and neuropsychologist, and learn how to apply leading edge research to your own clinical practice with clients who struggle with these attentional skills. Gain a wide range of concrete skills including assessment of processing and organizational deficits from multiple perspectives and managing symptom overlap among related disorders.

Some of the topics covered will include:

  • What are the basics we need to grasp regarding the pros and cons of stimulant medication for ADHD?
  • What evidence-based non-medical options can be offered to clients who encounter problems with focus and concentration?
  • What real-life and immediately applicable strategies can be introduced to clients who may not be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD but who struggle with procrastination and self-motivation?
  • How can clients and their families realistically manage the impact of screens and other technology on sleep quality, relationship goals, and time management?
  • Is the recent increase in ADHD diagnosis a real thing or a consequence of lifestyle?
  • What constitutes “normal” capacity – across the lifespan – for managing distractions and directing our limited attentional resources?


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a). Identify executive and organizational deficits across a wide range of childhood and adult disorders.

b). Differentiate and describe the processing disorders.

c). Implement specific skills for managing school, work, and relationship challenges for clients with executive dysfunction.

d). Apply techniques for involvement of teachers, family, and spouses in your evaluation and treatment.

e). Acquire a set of tools you can adapt to children and adults with executive dysfunction or “everyday” time management challenges and mood instability.

f). Contrast diagnostic approaches to making the distinction between normal from abnormal attentional challenges at work, in the home, and at school.

g). Identify the risks and benefits of medication for ADHD.


Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): David Nowell, Ph.D.

Material Author(s): David Nowell, Ph.D.

David Nowell, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Massachusetts. One of his passions is the translation of neuropsychological and brain research to functional and understandable terms which clients, families and practitioners can quickly put to use to solve real problems. His research interests include the impact of traumatic brain injury on social and occupational functioning. He has served as clinical director of the Learning Disability Assessment program at UMass Medical School Disability Evaluation Service. Dr. Nowell speaks internationally and trains professionals in human services organizations, hospital staff and welfare agencies. A member of the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Association, he earned his doctorate at the University of Alabama and completed an internship program in neuropsychology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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