ADHD and Interpersonal Neurobiology: A New Integrative Approach

Presented and developed by Gregory Crosby, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA

This workshop will cover adult ADHD through the perspective of Interpersonal Neurobiology.  Integrated tools and skills from different therapies will be taught to help sustain attention and create more meaning and self-acceptance.

ADHD in adults can be a confusing and overwhelming experience since attention changes from hyper focusing on high interest activities to under focusing on low interest activities. In this workshop we will explore the fascinating history and interpersonal neurobiology of Adult ADHD.  An integrative skills model will be introduced to help explore ambivalence about using a planner and medication through a MI perspective, examples on how to insert high interest activities into low interest activities to improve and sustain attention, focus on how attachment styles affect attention and what to do about it.  We will also learn how to tailor skills for healthy eating habits, sleep and exercise and tips on how to make reasonable changes to the environment to enhance attention.  Emotional and behavioral regulation will be addressed through creative, yet practical approaches of mindfulness with CBT.

Learning objectives:

  • Examine Interpersonal Neurobiology perspectives on Adult ADHD
  • Explore the importance of discussing ambivalence
  • Examine how technology and environment impacts ADHD
  • Delineate behavioral skills to manage ADD/ADHD
  • Examine the role of cognitive skills to better manage ADHD
  • Increased understanding of how to insert high interest into low interest activities
  • Delineate possible options of "reasonable accommodations."

Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

Cascadia Training is a NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6575.)   and by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State Approved Clock Hour Offering Workshop.

Gregory Alan Crosby, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA

Greg Crosby has a M.A. in Sociology from Ball State University, Muncie IN and a B.A. in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Crosby currently has a private practice where he sees groups and individual adults with Adult ADD and comorbid disorders.  He also is Associate Faculty (Adjunct) at Marylhurst University where he teaches courses both on the Graduate level and the Undergraduate level, and Adjunct Faculty at Portland State University.

In October of 2012, Greg retired from Kaiser Permanente in Portland, OR where he was the Clinical Group/Intern Program Coordinator/Clinician.  He had been there since 1987.  He has also been Adjunct Faculty at Lewis & Clark College and a Clinical Instructor at Oregon Health Sciences University, Department of Psychology.

Mr. Crosby has published numerous articles both nationally and internationally.  He has co-written a couple books and presented trainings nationally on a wide range of topics.

His new book co-authored with Tonya Lippert is titled: Transforming ADHD:  Attention and Action Regulation Skills to Focus and Succeed.

Greg Crosby is known for his entertaining presentations that blend integrating ideas from liberal arts and the sciences into his lectures and exercises.

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