The Adult ADHD Treatment Handbook provides professional guidance, session plans and client resources for all those offering treatment to adults with ADHD.
Adults with ADHD can exhibit increased poor concentration, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Developed to equip services with an efficient approach to meeting the needs of all adults with ADHD, this handbook offers the following benefits:
- Tried and tested sessions developed by psychologists and therapists.
- A simple eight-session programme which covers the key ADHD problem areas
- Additional bolt-on sessions help you tailor your programme to your clients;
- Varied, succinct and accessible resources.
The Adult ADHD Treatment Handbook provides everything clinical psychologists, counsellors and therapists will need to deliver effective treatment, and is also useful for any clinician wanting to provide information for their clients.
Table of Contents
How to use these resources
Session 1: Understanding ADHD and how it affects you
Session 2: Anxiety and Problem Solving
Session 3: Medication and Sleep
Session 4: Depression and Self-Worth
Session 5: Attention, Concentration and Memory
Session 6: Impulsivity, Anger and ADHD Mood swings
Session 7: Organisation, Timekeeping and Money Management
Session 8: Relationships
Additional session 1: Couples session
Additional session 2: Parenting
Additional session 3: Organising a follow up support group
- Being a woman with ADHD
- ADHD at work
- Being a student with ADHD
- Questions about ADHD medication
- Useful Resources
Appendix 1: DSM 5 criteria for ADHD
Appendix 2: Goal Setting Sheet
Appendix 3: Timeline
My Core Beliefs
Appendix 4: Thought Record
Appendix 5: Sleep Diary
Appendix 6: Vignettes for session 4; Depression and Self-Worth
Appendix 7: Vignettes for session 5; Attention, Concentration and Memory
Appendix 8: My Better Organisational plan
Appendix 9: Vignette for session 7; Timekeeping
Money Management exercise
Appendix 10: ABC Chart
Appendix 11: Our ADHD Situation
Appendix 12: Our Challenging Situation
Appendix 13: ADHD group Satisfaction Questionnaire
Anne Jeavons is a Principal Clinical Psychologist, has worked in the NHS and privately for 24 years in neuropsychology and adult mental health.
Tara Bishop graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 and is an Assistant Psychologist with the Berkshire ADHD service, helping to run ADHD groups.
Blandine French worked as an assistant psychologist for the NHS and is now involved in research at the University of Nottingham.
Siona Bastable is a psychotherapist whose clinical specialty is adults with ADHD. The subject of her DCPsych dissertation is an exploration of the experience of adults with ADHD.