7:00 pm: Neurocognitive Strategies to Optimize Your Brain and Improve Your Functioning
Carol Ann Robbins, Ph.D.
This presentation will address the various components of a comprehensive, integrated, directive and practical (holistic) treatment approach for ADHD across the lifespan. This approach includes specific strategies to improve executive functioning through changing the brain itself. Attendees will learn about improving cognitive functioning, developing compensatory strategies, and restructuring the environment to better manage their ADHD. Special focus will be given to the key non-medication strategies such as meditation, exercise, nutrition, sleep, brain-training and habit development. Medication management will also be fully addressed. This material will apply to children, teens and adults of all ages.
Carol Ann Robbins, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. She is the Clinical Director of the Annapolis ADHD Center, and has worked closely with Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, an internationally known expert on ADHD, at the Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland since 2000. Dr. Robbins is an adjunct faculty member at Anne Arundel Community College, teaching a course for professionals on ADHD in the Department of Continuing Professional Education each semester. Additionally, Dr. Robbins has served as Coordinator of the Anne Arundel County Maryland Chapter of Children and Adults with ADHD (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. 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. She also 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. 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.
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Parent Support Group with Carol Robbins, Ph.D.
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Adult Support Group with Matt Cahill