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ADHD in Diverse Populations: Strategies to Treat Adults, Kids & Collaborate with Care Teams

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Brandi Walker, PhD
4 Hours 38 Minutes
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Aug 22, 2022
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Disparities in care for clients with ADHD from diverse backgrounds don’t have to exist.

You can be a part of closing the gap in treatment inequality. The solution is right here…

Get expert training to understand, recognize, assess and treat culturally diverse clients with ADHD.

Commit to not missing cues, symptoms, and giving the highest standard of care to all your clients by joining Brandi Walker, PhD, for a comprehensive training on ADHD in communities of colour. Sit alongside Brandi and explore:

  • Real world case studies with complex, intersectional identifies of both clients & therapists
  • Familial dynamics that impact development and treatment of ADHD
  • How to build rapport and trust across cultural differences
  • Strategies for collaborating with caregivers and care teams
  • Ways to overcome disparities in medication management, access to treatment & more

Make sure you have the interventions to help any client coming through your door.

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Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


This online program is worth 4.75 hours CPD.



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Dr. Walker has an earnest desire to further what is known about ADHD and provide therapeutic expertise and researched-informed support to families that are impacted. She is a Howard University and University of Maryland alumni and an Army Clinical Psychologist and faculty member at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC. Brandi is an active-duty Major who works directly with service members and their families, in addition to developing initiatives and collaborations that are in sync with the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness programming. Brandi has spent the last seven years working with various hospitals, clinics, and schools conducting research on children with ADHD, their family and various sleep variables and environmental factors of influence. Dr. Walker’s community efforts entail collaboratively initiating the Prince George’s County (Maryland) CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHS) Chapter and CHADD’s Southern Regional Support Center. Brandi also focuses attention and advocacy to diversity, inclusion, equity, and intersectionality awareness training and practices. She serves as acting chair and chair past of the Diversity in the Military Committee, of the APA’s Society of Military Psychology and also serves as the ECP (Early Career Psychologist) on the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Sub-Specialties in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP) of the APA.

**Notably, Dr. Walker’s community initiatives and involvement in non-DoD research or quality improvement projects are separate from her military service. She does not represent the government, the DoD, or the US Army in any shape or form in this role. Her opinions, views, and literary works are independent and managed separately.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Brandi Walker has employment relationships with Marie Pauline Consulting, LLC, Womack Army Medical Center/18th Airborne Corp., and Howard University. She serves as a Major in the Army Reserves. Dr. Walker receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Brandi Walker is the co-executive officer for CHADD Southeastern Regional Support Center. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Children and Adults with ADHD Association, the Certified Rehabilitation Counselors Commission, the American Massage Therapy Association, and the National Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.


  1. Analyze health disparities as they pertain to ADHD diagnoses within socially diverse populations.
  2. Evaluate the health, mental health, and social problems that result from assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD when health disparities are present.
  3. Investigate current research studies and their findings.
  4. Develop understanding of the diversity in family dynamics and its influence on treatment/interventions and quality of life outcomes for clients with ADHD.
  5. Apply a transcultural model to assessment and treatment of ADHD .


From Multiculturalism to Transculturalism
  • Overcome historical mistrust and distrust
  • Contextuality & what it means for clinicians
  • How intersectional identities impact therapy
  • Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model
  • Racial socialization
Qualities for Culturally Competent Work
  • Foster trust across culture lines
  • Be a catalyst for hope
  • Cultivate consistency
  • Acculturation and assimilation
Disparities in Assessment & Diagnosis Of ADHD 
  • Know the risk factors
  • Explore the potential health outcomes
  • Understand assessment biases & learn alternatives
  • What prevents diagnosis when it’s appropriate?
  • Trauma & common comorbidities 
How to Overcome Treatment Gaps
  • Impact of untreated ADHD
  • 7 Essential steps for clinical care 
  • Evaluate racial socialization/ethnic stress
  • ADHD & incarceration
  • Resource sharing
  • BioPsychoSocialSpiritualStrengths Model
  • Understand family dynamics & support families more
Case Studies & Clinician FAQ
  • Wesley & Mom – 2nd grader, father incarcerated; 27 years old, three kids, new relationship
  • Shayla – 17th year old, Latina & caibbean female, middle class, “behaviour & academic” problems
  • Marcel – 18 year old, African American Female, parents divorced, first year in college
  • Anna – 26 year old, pacific Islander, transgender, bullying, anxiety, depression
  • Marvin – 32 years old, 2nd generation Lantix American, low-income, career struggles

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians


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