AACBT NSW Pub Discussion: OReilly ADHD

5 Sep 2022
07:00 pm
- 08:00 pm
The Bat and Ball Hotel
The Bat & Ball Hotel, Cleveland Street, Redfern NSW, Australia
  • Madeline O'Reilly
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Working with ADHD – an update on treatments in children and adults

Presenter: Ms Madeline O’Reilly

Madeline O’Reilly Psychology

Have you noticed more clients wondering about ADHD and whether they may have undiagnosed ADHD?

There has been an uptick in understanding ADHD, especially in women.  As a result, it is likely we are all needing to be better educated on what this is, how to assess for it, and how to treat and work with adults with ADHD. This pub discussion should serve to provide an update in the literature around ADHD in adults and some guidance in both the treatment options as well as applying CBT strategies in this population.


The presentation will review the assessment of ADHD in adults. It will consider the treatment options and the evidence base for these, along with other considerations when making such recommendations. Recent publications from the ADHD Report edited by Russell Barkley will be the main source of research data. Some understanding around the Executive Function model used to explain and formulate ADHD will be presented. Should time permit, case studies will be given along with an opportunity to discuss the application of CBT interventions and strategies in adults with ADHD.

The benefit for those who attend may be clarity over the assessment of ADHD in adults, along with the treatment options available. I hope to provide an understanding around how these different approaches may complement each other. It may also provide the audience with ideas of how to apply CBT in a more nuanced way to clients who have ADHD compared to the neuro typical clients with anxiety and depression.

About this event:

The format will an informal, lecture-style presentation, including case studies and Q&A opportunities throughout.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. Understand current treatment options for ADHD in adults
  2. Learn about the application of CBT interventions in the context of adults with ADHD
  3. Understand treating co-morbid psychological disorders in the context of ADHD

This session is designed for those with an intermediate level of knowledge about ADHD – attendees will be assumed that have a working knowledge of ADHD; e.g., treated a few cases.

Implications / Applications of Learning for Clinical Practice

Clinical practice may be enhanced by a deeper understanding of what ADHD is and how an ADHD brain may differ to a neuro typical brain. A practitioner may leave with more confidence in applying CBT interventions to clients who have ADHD along with anxiety and depression. It is likely that a clinician will better understand the various ADHD treatments and how these approaches can work to serve various aspects of our client’s lives. Overall, it is hoped that clinicians leave with a renewed understanding and confidence working with adults with ADHD.

Duration & Format / Training Modalities

This workshop has approx. 60 minutes CPD, and does not include any catering in the ticket price.

Door opens at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

References – readings

AACBT members have free tickets, but MUST book to reserve their place.

Non-members can join now and gain all of the other advantages of AACBT Membership!

There are no early bird rates for this event and please note that there are no door sales possible.

Please contact info@aacbt.org.au for more information.

COVID Safety:

Please note, the venue will be following all relevant Public Health Orders and checking delegates as per their obligations. Density, and mask requirements will be in line with relevant government guidelines. As per all events, please do not attend if you are unwell.

If you are required to cancel your attendance owing to a COVID isolation, please contact us for a full refund or ticket transfer.

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