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Introduction to A Brain-based Approach in Treating ADHD & Comorbidities in Children & Adult

Eniabitobi Kuyinu, PhD, LPC, MMFT, ACS & Paula Rhodes DC, DACNB

Saturday, January 9 / 9:00AM-5:00PM / 7 CEs Available

Live Webinar OR Richmont’s Atlanta Campus (1900 The Exchange SE, Bldg. 100, Atlanta, GA 30339)

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Workshop Description

With an increase in the prevalence of ADHD and comorbidities like depression, anxiety disorder and substance abuse, the need for properly trained clinicians that understand the neurophysiology, know how to make the correct diagnosis, and understand the co-management with various levels of healthcare and support is more than ever. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, primary symptoms of ADHD include inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Various findings indicate that ADHD has its origin in neurobiological dysfunctions. It is associated with anxiety disorder, increased incidence of antisocial personality disorder, depression, and drug abuse. In adulthood, ADHD can be masked by comorbidities like anxiety disorder, depression, post-concussion syndrome, bipolar disorder and personality disorders (borderline, paranoid, narcissistic, obsessive-compulsive passive-aggressive and avoidant), making therapy for these conditions challenging.  The increase in the prevalence of ADHD, which often persists into adulthood requires a holistic multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This one day introductory workshop explores co-management of ADHD through a holistic multidisciplinary approach to care that integrates counseling, nutritional supplementation, biofeedback, and brain-based approaches such as identification and elimination of primitive reflexes and hemispheric integration. This is a first of the brain-based treatment series, and is built on current best research and understanding of management of ADHD in children and adults including associated comorbidities.

Presenters

Dr. Eniabitobi Kuyinu has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, from Mercer University; Atlanta, USA; Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.MFT.) from Abilene Christian University; Abilene Texas; B.A. Theology, from Life Theological Seminary; Lagos, Nigeria; B.Sc. Microbiology, from University of Benin, Benin, Nigeria; Distance Credentialed Counselor. Specializations: anxiety, depression, adolescent counseling, learning disabilities in children and adults, marriage and family therapy, premarital counseling, sexual pain disorder in women, biofeedback, neurofeedback and clergy care. She is an integrative health practitioner and clergy, currently receiving training in functional neurology. She has training in play therapy and sand tray therapy. Dr. Eniabitobi Kuyinu received the prestigious towel award from Abilene Christian University in 2009 for her work in community development. She also received the distinguished best Ph.D. student award from Mercer University for her exemplary contribution to the fight against human sex trafficking in Atlanta, and her excellent academic performance. One of her passion is providing training, mentoring, and supervision to individuals interested in a holistic integrative approach to health and wellness. She is deeply involved in mission work, and pioneered a mission field in Nigeria. She is the Executive Director of The Educator and non-profit and Arukah International Center, an integrative health & wellness center.

Dr. Paula Rhodes graduated from Rutger’s, a State University with a BA in Physiology, and earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in 1991.  She managed a successful solo family practice for 10 years that emphasized proactive whole health and nutrition.  She has received hundreds of hours of Functional Medicine training, and in 1996 also received her Certification as a Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner.  In early 2010 she joined the faculty at Life Chiropractic in the student clinic, and in 2012 moved to the Functional Neurology unit at Life’s outpatient clinic (Center for Health and Optimum Performance).   In 2013 she received her Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.   She remained in the Functional Neurology unit of Life’s outpatient clinic for 8 years until February of 2020, when she left to utilize her training in chiropractic, functional medicine and functional neurology as an integrative healthcare practitioner in Blue Ridge, GA.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine brain-based theories on the development and management of ADHD and related comorbidities.
  2. Recognize when to co-manage clients with other health care professionals
  3. Develop co-management relationships with other professionals in treating ADHD and comorbidities to include interventions like psychotherapy, nutrition, rhythmic movement, play therapy, primitive reflex integration and chiropractic care.
  4. Explore the use of an integrative treatment protocol for the management of ADHD and related comorbidities.
  5. Examine the importance of clinicians’ understanding of ADHD co-management through a holistic multidisciplinary approach.
  6. Explain the impact of primitive reflexes on developmental delay.
  7. Describe home-based treatment modalities as an adjunct to clinical care.

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Cost: Professionals= $169 / Richmont Alumni, Faculty, & Staff= $155 / Richmont Students= $135

For questions, please contact Martha Busby at mbusby@richmont.edu or 404.835.6121.

Refunds: Full refunds are only accepted prior to January 1st.

There is no known commercial support for this program.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Introduction to A Brain-based Approach in Treating ADHD & Comorbidities in Children & Adult