Conducting a Valid ADHD Assessment

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Description

“We should not pathologize ‘normal’.”

Do you include a PVT as part of your standard ADHD battery? If not, I bet you will after this course! Drs. Julie Suhr and Allyson Harrison sit down with Dr. Jeremy Sharp to talk through their research and experience with validity issues in ADHD assessment with adults. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering if that young adult client REALLY has ADHD or if you should be considering other factors or diagnoses, this is the course for you. The following are just a few of the topics covered:

  • The most common diagnostic criteria that we ignore when diagnosing ADHD
  • An ideal ADHD battery
  • The role of non-diagnostic environmental factors in functioning
  • Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive power in our assessment instruments

Interview conducted: April 2021

CE Content Category: Testing and Assessment

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, nurses, case managers.

This course does not offer ASWB ACE CE credit to social workers.

This CE course is designated as intermediate.

There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.

 

 

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Audio Interview with Julie Suhr and Allyson Harrison
  • Transcript of Interview with Julie Suhr and Allyson Harrison
  • References and Citations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

DR. ALLYSON HARRISON

Allyson G. Harrison is a clinical neuropsychologist. She is currently the clinical director of the Regional Assessment & Resource Center at Queen’s University, Canada, a government-funded center mandated to support postsecondary students through the provision of assessments. She also holds an appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University. Her research is dedicated to issues of differential diagnosis in LD and ADHD.

Get in touch: harrisna@queensu.ca

DR. JULIE SUHR

Julie Suhr is Professor and Director of Clinical Training of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, USA. She is a neuropsychologist who conducts research on psychological and neuropsychological assessment of many conditions, including adult ADHD. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology and is co-Editor in Chief of Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology and Incoming Editor for the APA journal Psychological Assessment.

Get in touch:

suhr@ohio.edu

ABOUT DR. JEREMY SHARP

Dr. Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. Dr. Sharp earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Dr. Sharp specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Sep 28, 2021.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Describe the most common diagnostic criteria that are often ignored when diagnosing ADHD
  • Give examples of tests that make up the ideal ADHD battery
  • Explain the role of non-diagnostic environmental factors in functioning
  • Discuss sensitivity, specificity, and predictive power in assessment instruments

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