Workshop Description

ADHD: Everything You Should Know In One Day

This presentation will feature a comprehensive tour of ADHD, including the following crucial issues: underlying mechanisms and risk factors; gender differences; reasons underlying its massive increases in diagnosis in recent years; developmental trends; medication and psychosocial treatments (and their integration); and a critical analysis of what’s real and what’s mythical in terms of this impairing cognitive and behavioral condition.


At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the controversies surrounding ADHD in the 21st century.
  2. Describe the complex interactions between biology and context (home and school) in creating the phenomenon called ADHD, including key casual factors and underlying mechanisms.
  3. Utilize current knowledge to describe ADHD’s manifestations across the age span and in females as well as males.
  4. List and discuss reasons for the huge rise in diagnostic prevalence of ADHD in recent years.
  5. Identify current trends in evidence-based assessment and treatment of ADHD.
  6. Explain the concept of stigma in relation to mental illness in general and ADHD in particular.


Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.
Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His interests lie in the fields of clinical child and adolescent psychology and developmental psychopathology. Major themes include the diagnostic validity of childhood disorders, the role of family and peer relationships in normal and atypical development, the early prediction of behavioral and learning problems, the neuropsychology and neurobiology of impulsive and externalizing behavior, expressions of psychopathology in female samples, and the implementation of combinations of psychosocial and pharmacologic intervention for children with externalizing behavior disorders, with strong emphasis on moderators and mediators of outcome. Increasingly, research interests are focusing on adolescent and young adult outcomes, as the youth in his various projects continue to participate in prospective, longitudinal studies. An additional area of focus is the stigmatization of mental illness, with interest in the related topics of interpersonal manifestations of stigma, implicit attitudes, developmental processes, media influences, dehumanization, and international efforts to combat stigma.

Disclosure: Financial – Stephen Hinshaw receives honoraria from AET and royalties from Oxford University Press, St. Martin’s Press, Balantine Press and Wiley. Nonfinancial – Dr. Hinshaw serves on the scientific boards of the Child Mind Institute and Bring Change 2 Mind.


Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
(Registration and Continental breakfast at 7:30 AM)

Location of Workshop:
Westmark School
5461 Louise Avenue
Encino, CA 91316

This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area).

This program is offered for:
6.0 CE Hours for AET
6.0 CE units for CA BBS (through NASP)
6.0 CPD hours for NASP
0.6 CEUs for ASHA (Intermediate level, Professional area)


This workshop is designed for professionals seeking to understand the complexities of ADHD, its impact on cognition and behavior, and current treatment strategies.

  • Educational Therapists
  • Learning Specialists
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Developmental Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech/Language Therapists


The Association of Educational Therapists (AET) is the national professional association for educational therapists. AET defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.

AET Advisory Board

Dorothy Ungerleider, M.A., BCET, FAET - AET Founder
Joan Axelrod, ME.d.
Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D.
Mary Byrne, Ph.D., LICSW
Edwin Ellis, Ph.D.
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D
Doris J. Johnson, Ph.D.
Barbara Keogh, Ph.D.
Phyllis Maslow, Ph.D., FAET
George McCloskey, Ph.D.
Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Betty Osman, Ph.D.
Patricia Quinn, M.D.
Marshall H. Raskind, Ph.D.
Michael Spagna, Ph.D.
Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D.