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Neurology Drives Psychology in ADHD Clients: Promote Resilience, Self-Regulation & Overcome Common Roadblocks

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Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA
3 Hours 44 Minutes
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Jun 07, 2022
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As a therapist overcoming the impact of ADHD on your client’s mindset and self-esteem can feel impossible.

These clients are often stuck in rationalizations that keep them from moving forward… “I can do it tomorrow… I don’t need to go to sleep… This will just take a minute…”

Join ADHD expert Ari Tuckman to get innovative treatment tools to help free your clients from the shackles of unmanaged ADHD. Walk away with strategies to help clients:

  • Confront challenges & make life easier by avoiding less
  • Understand ADHD without letting it be an excuse
  • Overcome perfectionism and accept “good enough”
  • Develop both skills & motivation to change

Move your clients out of common ADHD pitfalls into improved integrity, self-honesty, self-esteem, agency & more.

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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 3.75 hours CPD.



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Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist, international presenter, author, and ADHD expert. He is the author of four books on adult ADHD – one for clinicians and three for the general public. He has also written several book chapters and is a frequent author for ADHD-related publications, including ADDitude Magazine and Attention Magazine.

He is a popular and dynamic presenter who routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complex concepts understandable and useful. He has given more than 650 presentations and podcast interviews for professionals and members of the public, across America and in Sweden, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, England, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and Iceland.

He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, and XM Radio and has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe,, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health, and many other media outlets. He is a former board member and current conference committee chair for CHADD and is the 2023 recipient of their Hall of Fame award for his significant contributions to the field.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ari Tuckman maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author. Ari Tuckman receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ari Tuckman is the National Conference Committee co-chair for CHAAD.


  1. Build strong and resilient self-esteem in their clients.
  2. Formulate interventions to overcome the five mindset traps most common to clients with ADHD.
  3. Develop techniques to overcome the eight rationalizations of the moment most likely to stall clients’ progress.


How ADHD Impacts Mindset
  • The relationship between neurology & psychology 
  • Create better self-esteem and agency
  • The double-edged sword - “ADHD is a poor excuse, but a great explanation”
  • Help clients prioritize what to change & what to accept
  • Overcome common social challenges of poorly managed ADHD
Five Mindset Traps that Sap Self-Esteem
  • How specific ADHD deficits make certain mindset traps more likely
  • Is the problem skills or motivation?
  • Challenge avoidance/protective pessimism, self-mistrust, externalizing responsibility, acceptance of chaos, and conflict avoidance
  • Good enough versus Perfection mindset
  • Psychoeducation to empower – emotional & pragmatic approaches
Overcome Common Client Stuck Points & Rationalizations
  • 8 rationalizations that make life easier in the moment but painful later
  • Specific strategies for each rationalization: “this will just take a minute” or “I don’t have to go to bed now” & more
  • Foster integrity and self-honesty by helping clients change
  • When to manage ADHD & when to rest

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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