Monday, May 20th, 2024 10:00 AM EDT Ari Tuckman, PsyD
One out of eleven couples has one partner with ADHD which can impact not only the individual, but also makes certain relationship dynamics more likely—and makes these couples more likely to show up in your office. Unfortunately, if the one partner’s ADHD isn’t addressed directly, the therapist will get stuck in the same traps as the partners do. We will begin with a more useful conceptualization of how ADHD impacts an individual’s abilities to meet daily demands. We will then discuss how this sets up the dynamics that commonly develop in these couples, so that you can help these clients break free of the disempowering tug of war and create a more balanced and satisfying relationship. This will include how ADHD impacts a couple’s sex life and how to make yet another area of discontent into a shared activity that adds energy to the relationship.
One partner’s ADHD can exacerbate the universal challenges that every couple needs to manage—how to negotiate different preferences and ways of doing things while still enjoying each other. Learning how to work more effectively with these couples will benefit your work with all or your couples and with individuals who are addressing relationship matters. Although grounded in theory and research, this presentation is all about strategies and interventions.
I would like to disclose that I am the author of several books that have been referenced in this workshop. If you have any questions or concerns about potential bias or conflicts of interest, please feel free to raise them during our discussions. Your understanding and participation are greatly appreciated.
About the Presenter
Ari Tuckman, PsyD is a psychologist, international presenter, author, and ADHD thought leader. He has given more than 650 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 in private practice in West Chester, PA, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.
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- Gain a comprehensive understanding of how ADHD impacts individuals daily functioning and how it affects relationship dynamics in couples.
- Acquire practical knowledge on targeted ADHD treatment options, including non-prescriber considerations and partner involvement.
- Develop skills to help couples rebalance their relationships, foster better agreements, and promote honesty and follow-through
- Explore strategies to enhance couples sexual satisfaction and overall relationship quality, considering the unique challenges posed by ADHD.
- Introduction (20 minutes)
- How ADHD impacts functioning
- Goals of therapy
- An individual condition. . . with relationship dynamics (20 minutes)
- The easy slide into the classic dynamic of the under-/over-functioner
- A new diagnosis of ADHD can be a total game changer if the therapist knows how to work with it
- First, some targeted ADHD treatment (30 minutes)
- What non-prescribers need to know about medication for ADHD
- Help both partners actively manage ADHD—and also expectations
- What does research say about partners’ perceptions about treatment effort and effectiveness?
- Re-balance the relationship (50 minutes)
- Get the partner with ADHD to step up—and also the partner without ADHD to step down
- How to create better agreements and then actually see them through
- Can I trust you? How to increase honesty and follow through
- Help partners figure out what changes to push for and which are better to accept
- Sex and other fun stuff (30 minutes)
- Help your couples enjoy each other again—isn’t that why they’re together?
- What the research tells us about the benefits of (and barriers to) a better sex life for these couples
- Q&A and discussion (30 minutes)
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