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April 9, 2019  
7:00 PM: Couples with ADHD: Creating Caring Connection amid the Chaos
with Carol Ann Robbins, Ph.D. Clinical Director of the Annapolis ADHD Center.

This session will review the common pitfalls couples with ADHD experience and present solutions and strategies to overcome them. Learn the three golden rules to repair and retain connection in relationship and manage reactivity. Experience the benefits of using the Couple’s Dialogue to deepen communication and create safety. Useful apps will be recommended to coordinate tasks, lists, and routines. 

Learning Objectives: 

Delineate the most common marital pitfalls for couples with ADHD and the solutions for them. 
Learn the three golden rules to retain and repair connection and manage reactivity.  
Understand the Couple’s Dialogue and how to use it to enhance communication, understanding and emotional safety. 
Learn specific behavioral strategies for enhancing couple relationships. 
Discover useful apps to coordinate tasking and manage daily routines. 

Bio: Carol Ann Robbins, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. She works with Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, an internationally known expert on ADHD, at the Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland and is also the Clinical Director of the Annapolis ADHD Center. An adjunct faculty member at Anne Arundel Community College, she teaches about ADHD in the Dept. of Continuing Education. Additionally, Dr. Robbins has served as Coordinator of the Anne Arundel County Maryland Chapter of CHADD since 2002. She has given numerous presentations on ADHD locally to schools, government agencies, APA, MPA, corporations, and organizations, and has been invited to speak at several national and international conferences. Dr. Robbins wrote the chapter on using Imago Relationship Therapy for couples with ADHD in the recent book edited by Gina Pera & Arthur Robin entitled: Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions. Routledge: NY 2016. She authored an article on ADHD and relationships published in an issue of In Session: Journal of Clinical Psychology devoted to ADHD in May 2005 and co-authored a chapter on treating adolescents and adults with ADHD/LD in Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J. A., & DeVries, M. (Eds.). (2011). Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood: Assessment and Treatment (2nd Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. She is currently the immediate Past President of the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) and the Coordinator of the MPA Post-Doctoral Institute on ADHD Across the Lifespan. Dr. Robbins is also a licensed provider of Cogmed working memory training and a trained Imago Relationship therapist. Personally, she is married to an ADHD spouse and is raising two children with ADHD.

Also tonight:

8:30pm - 9:20pm: Parent Support Group with Carol Robbins, Ph.D.  
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Adult Support Group with Matt Cahill