ADHD? Mindfulness to the Rescue!

Another “It Takes a Village” Child Success Workshop

From The Resource Group Counseling and Education Center

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Young People by Empowering the Parents, Educators, and Counselors Who Care for Them

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ADHD? Mindfulness to the Rescue!

Using Mindfulness to Find and Foster the Strengths of ADHD

Dr. Harriette E. Wimms, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

May 29, 2018 4:30-7:45 pm

CE Credits: 3 hours

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) impacts more than 6 million children in the United States. Symptoms can include distractibility, inattention, daydreaming, impulsivity, lack of motivation, and hyperactivity. ADHD often co-occurs with symptoms of anxiety, oppositionality, or low mood—which can make home and school life difficult. However, individuals with ADHD can lead happy and successful lives if provided with settings, supports, and tools to help them overcome challenges and accentuate their strengths. One such tool is Mindfulness.

ADHD? Mindfulness to the Rescue! will review research about ADHD and executive functioning in young people, and the role that mindfulness can play in reducing distress. Participants will then explore symptoms and signs of ADHD and the relationship between executive functioning and ADHD. The program includes a review of mindfulness techniques shown to be effective for supporting children and adolescents. Factors related to how mindfulness can foster resilience in home and school settings will be explored as well. A focus will be placed on developing personalized mindfulness tools to address impulsive, inattentive, and executive dysfunction symptoms.

Learning Objectives: Participants will:

  • Gain an overview of ADHD signs and symptoms and the role of executive functioning in children and adolescents with ADHD.
  • Analyze and explore, via group discussion, the relationship between ADHD, emotional reactivity, social-emotional learning, and mindfulness.
  • Examine and practice effective mindfulness tools that can promote social emotional learning, executive functioning, ADHD symptoms, and resilience in home and school settings.

 Dr. Harriette Wimms is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Clinical Director at The Resource Group. She is the founder of the agency’s Child, Adolescent, and Family Wellness Center.  Dr. Wimms specializes in providing compassion-infused care to children, families, school, and communities. Dedicated to providing affirming and culturally-responsive therapy, she also specializes in program development, professional training, clinical supervision, and parent education.

Parent/Caregiver Cost: $30—early bird rate ($40 after May 26)

Professional/Clinician Cost: $70—early bird rate ($85 after May 26)

To register: please call 410-337-7772 or Click Here To Order

Resource Group Counseling and Education Center Continuing Education Program provides workshops, seminars, and lecture series to advance clinical knowledge and help families support their children.

The Resource Group is approved by the American Psychological Association and The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor continuing education for counselors, psychologists, and social workers. The Resource Group maintains responsibility for program content. All Resource Group CE participants must register, attend the entire activity, and submit an evaluation to receive credit. Only full (100%) CE credit will be offered. No partial credit will be available. The Resource Group is dedicated to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. If participants have special needs regarding learning, building access, or sensory sensitivities, please contact us for accommodations.

Please address questions or concerns to Dr. Harriette Wimms, 410-337-7772, ext. 1048, hwimms@resourcegrp.org

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