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Most people with ADHD struggle with time management and doing the right things at the right times. To understand ADHD most fully (and to work most effectively with these clients and their partners and parents), clinicians need to understand how the fundamental impact of ADHD is on the abilities to see time and feel the future. This presentation will go beyond all the basic strategies and take a deeper look at the science of time awareness and motivation to act towards future goals. This will provide an important shift in your conceptualization of ADHD that will have useful ramifications in how you work with all of your clients (and even think of your own actions). The theory in the first half of the presentation will provide a foundation to understand why the strategies in the second half of the presentation work better. These strategies will help those with ADHD to see time more effectively by externalizing it and then feel time more effectively by building motivation to act towards the future.


Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST has given more than 400 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books: “ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship”, "Understand Your Brain, Get More Done”, “More Attention, Less Deficit” and “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD”. He is a psychologist and sex therapist in private practice in West Chester, PA and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.


  1. Big concept #1: Time horizon
    1. Definition: the further out in time an event is, the less likely we are to attend to it now
    2. Some people are more influenced by time horizon—e.g., those with ADHD
    3. Different goals with different time lines compete for our attention and action in each moment
  2. The basics of time management
    1. Time management sub-abilities
    2. Time management serves the future, not the present
    3. Time management requires attention management
  3. Big concept #2: Temporal discounting
    1. Definition: the further out in time a deadline is, the less we feel the potential consequences now
    2. Those with ADHD are especially influenced by time horizon and temporal discounting and therefore tend to be overly influenced by the present, at the cost of creating a better future
    3. This tendency to favor the present over the future explains why those with ADHD struggle to perform consistently as expected
  4. See time by externalizing it
    1. Manage time better by first managing attention better
    2. Time management key concepts—the fundamentals of good strategies
    3. Help clients to use a schedule and to do list more effectively
  5. Feel the future by maximizing motivation
    1. The unofficial slogan of ADHD time management: By the time you feel it, it’s too late
    2. Five types of strategies to counterbalance the temptations of the present and thereby work towards a better future
    3. Help clients pause and picture to compensate for temporal discounting

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to explain why time is so central to understanding the struggles of ADHD.
  • Attendees will be able to describe how time horizon and temporal discounting explain many of the time management problems associated with ADHD.
  • Attendees will be able to help clients be more effective and consistent.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 1 Hour

This Webinar Offers 1 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

    • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapy Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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