Dr. Barkley and Gina Pera, Vancouver 11/1-2/14

Here on the U.S. West Coast, we definitely have a harder time finding solid ADHD expertise, especially compared to our friends in the northeast. Some say it’s due to the hippie aversion to “not labeling.” I’m not sure, but when the Canadian ADHD non-profit CADDAC asked me to speak at their conference in beautiful Vancouver Nov. 1-2, 2014, I did not hesitate. Especially when I learned about the rest of the program.

A huge bonus for me and conference attendees: Dr. Russell Barkley will be giving four in-depth presentations.

Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

Rumor has it, this might one of his last presentations at a public conference, with semi-retirement beckoning. So, if at all possible, you want to join us. Dr. Barkley and I spoke at the CADDAC conference in Toronto, in 2009, where I saw first-hand the attendees’ rapt attention during his elegant and fascinating talks.

I will give two back-to-back presentations on Saturday, for an in-depth look at Adult ADHD: Real-World Explanations and Strategies. And, because I love facilitating Adult ADHD groups, I have offered to moderate an informal lunch gathering Saturday and Sunday, for adults with ADHD (and their partners).

Dr. Russell Barkley’s presentation topics: 

  1. ADHD: Essential Topics You Need to Know
  2. ADHD, Self-Regulation, and Executive Functioning: Theory and Implications for Management
  3. The Other Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (or ADD) Versus ADHD
  4. The Importance of Emotion in Understanding and Managing ADHD.

    Gina Pera
    Gina Pera

Other regional experts round out a full slate of offerings for parents of children with ADHD as well as people affected by Adult ADHD, including “ADHD in the Workplace” presented by CADDAC director Heidi Bernhardt.

Learn more about the conference and register here.




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