ADHD: Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood

This course discusses the diagnosis of ADHD in adults, including limitations in the diagnostic criteria and recommendations for completing an assessment.  Includes brief update on DSM-5 criteria for ADHD diagnosis.

This CE course is designated as intermediate.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Discuss the diagnostic criteria for ADHD in adults;
  • Explain important limitations in the diagnostic criteria for ADHD relative to adults.
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: History
  • Part 3: Prevalence Rates and Costs
  • Part 4: ADHD in Adulthood
  • Part 5: DSM-IV Diagnostic Concerns
  • Part 6: Making the ADHD Diagnosis in Adults
  • Part 7: Guarding Against Overdiagnosing ADHD in Adults
  • Part 8: Summary and References
  • Part 9: Athealth.com Editor’s Note: DSM-5 Changes
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Diane Johnson, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Following a two-year NIAAA-funded postdoctoral research fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she studied the comorbidity of adult ADHD and alcoholism, Dr. Johnson was an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, and she served as the Associate Director of the Dual Diagnosis Program at the Substance Abuse Center, Connecticut Mental Health Center.

Dr. Johnson also served as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center and as the Clinical Trials Director of the Attention Deficit Disorder Program. She is currently Adjunct Psychology Faculty at Bryant & Stratton College in Eastlake, OH.

Her research interests include the assessment and treatment of ADHD across the life span, neuropsychological functioning in adults with ADHD, and the comorbidity of ADHD with other psychiatric disorders, particularly substance abuse.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA (PA requires that courses be at least 2 credits), RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460 (Exp. August 1, 2017).

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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