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ADHD and Neurodiversity Interventions for Women: Essential Strength-Based Skills and Tools To Use in Your Clinical Practice

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Michelle Frank, PsyD
6 Hours 16 Minutes
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Jan 25, 2024
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Women with ADHD are one of the fastest growing groups seeking clinical support, yet most clinicians feel underprepared and uncertain of their clinical toolkit when it comes to meeting this need. Similarly, women with ADHD often report feeling woefully misunderstood and unsupported - even within the therapy space. This presentation will provide a sound (and interesting!) knowledge base alongside actionable skills and recommendations for clinical interventions to support clinicians working with neurodivergent women. Themes discussed will include common cognitive, emotional and relational experiences of women with ADHD, the intersection of hormones and ADHD, the impact of internalized messages related to neurodiversity and living with invisible differences, gender roles and biases, and clinical interventions to help clients manage ADHD challenges without shame or the exhausting pursuit of a neurotypical ideal. Whether new to the field of women with ADHD or an experienced provider, Dr. Frank’s approachable delivery, expansive knowledge base, and relatable discussion of key clinical considerations for this unique population will help you take your work to the next level.  



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Dr. Frank is a clinical psychologist currently practicing at Enrich Relationship Center of Colorado in the Denver-metro area. She specializes in diagnosing and treating ADHD, particularly in women. She is co-author, along with Sari Solden, MS, of the book A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers. In addition to individual clinical work, Dr. Frank Provides Gottman Method Couples’ Therapy to couples impacted by ADHD. With a passion for advocacy, outreach, and education, Dr. Frank regularly contributes to national ADHD conferences and support programs. Dr. Frank is former vice president of ADDA – an international nonprofit organization supporting adults with ADHD. She is a member of APSARD – The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders. She graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Marquette University.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Michelle Dougher Frank has an employment relationship with Enrich Relationship Center of Colorado. She receives royalties as a published author. Michelle Dougher Frank receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Michelle Dougher Frank is a member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the American Professional Society of ADHD & Related Disorders.


  1. You will be able to describe, understand, and validate the unique impact of ADHD and neurodiversity on women 
  2. You will be able to provide up to date psychoeducation to clients who are women with ADHD and neurodiversity 
  3. You will be able to identify and describe 3 common areas of emotional and/or relational distress or impairment for women with ADHD and neurodiversity seeking therapy 
  4. You will be able to describe the impact of hormones on women with ADHD 
  5. You will be able to identify 3 possible clinical interventions to support women with ADHD and neurodiversity 
  6. You will be able to reassess and update treatment objectives in collaboration with clients to more broadly address lifetime impacts of ADHD in women in a neurodivergent-friendly way


How ADHD and neurodiversity is Unique for Women 

  • Sex differences in ADHD presentations 
  • Gender bias in ADHD referrals and diagnostics 
  • Phenomenological considerations and experiences for women with ADHD 
  • Acknowledging cultural context and considerations 

What Clients and Clinicians Need to Know about ADHD and Hormones 

  • New data on women, ADHD, and hormones 
  • PMDD and postpartum Depression Risk 
  • Pregnancy and Motherhood 

Relational Impacts of ADHD and neurodiversity for Women 

  • Friendships 
  • Romantic relationships 
  • Voice: Speaking Up and Speaking Over 
  • Shame, hiding, and rejection sensitivity 

Rethinking treatment goals for women with ADHD and neurodiversity 

  • Expanding the paradigm of “success” 
  • Challenging the idealization of neurotypicality and hyper-productivity 
  • Bill of Rights for Women with ADHD 

Clinical Evidenced-Based Treatment Directions & Interventions 

  • Addressing internalized messages, self-talk, and self-compassion 
  • Exploring and supporting emotional regulation 
  • Pivoting from avoidance to experiencing with ADHD struggles in mind 

Risks and limitations of research and techniques discussed 

  • My own limitations and acknowledgements as a presenter and clinician 
  • Areas of limited research in need of further exploration 
  • Acknowledging the complexity of the ADHD experience and diagnosis 
  • Implicit bias discussion and impact of privilege, intersectionality

Target Audience

  • Psychotherapists
  • Counsellors
  • IAPT practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • GPs
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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