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ADHD & Emotional Regulation: Updated Diagnostic Considerations, Assessment, CBT, DBT Skills & More

Marcy Caldwell, PsyD
3 Hours
Audio and Video
Jun 16, 2022
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ADHD often leads your clients to fixate on negative thoughts, experiences and emotions.

Seemingly small obstacles, like misplaced keys, can lead to full-on emotional meltdowns.

Help your clients resist responding to roadblocks with emotional intensity.

Marcy Caldwell, PsyD. expert on ADHD and emotional regulation, walks you through step-by-step instructions for how to help your emotionally dysregulated clients. Get the training and skills to:

  • Create a map with “personal road signs” to help clients maintain therapeutic gains
  • Treat clients with comorbid diagnoses: anxiety, depression, PTSD bipolar, borderline & more
  • Help clients turn down the volume on shame, anger, anxiety, rejection & more

PLUS, explore case studies to help you navigate your client’s real-world obstacles!

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PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 3 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Marcy Caldwell, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in adult ADHD and emotional regulation. She is the founder of, a blog and digital resource for adults with ADHD, and the director and owner of Rittenhouse Psychological Services, a group practice specializing in adult ADHD in Philadelphia, PA. She is a former lecturing professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the former assessment director at Temple University’s Tuttleman Counseling Services and she has served on the board of the Philadelphia Society for Clinical Psychologists.

Marcy has presented to numerous local, national, and international groups on a variety of topics related to adult ADHD and has been featured in PopSugar, well+good, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other press outlets. She has also been the featured guest on many podcasts, including the Holderness Family and Podcast and the Taking Control Podcast. Marcy is also the Creator of Meltdown to Mastery, an innovative digital program that helps adults with ADHD learn to regulate their emotions, so they stop getting sidelined by big feelings and begin to trust themselves to act on their intentions and values.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Marcy Caldwell is the owner and director of Rittenhouse Psychological Services, LLC. She is the owner of and has an employment relationship with Tuttleman Counseling Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Marcy Caldwell is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Society of Personality Assessment, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.



  1. Apply evidence-based, ADHD-friendly clinical strategies to help reduce ADHD emotional dysregulation.
  2. Distinguish emotional regulation resulting from ADHD from similar and comorbid conditions.
  3. Assess the ways in which ADHD brains process emotion differently from neurotypical brains.


Emotional Regulation (ER) & Emotional Dysregulation (ED)
  • What is it?
  • Models of Emotional Regulation 
  • Prevalence & What it looks like
    • Case Study: Tim, 45yo: ADHD w/ anger dysregulation
Emotional Dysregulation & Symptom Interaction
  • Ways ED impacts other ADHD symptoms
  • Impact of EDR 
  • Relationships, parenting & more 
  • Challenges to social & communication
    • Case study: Emily, 48yo: ADHD w/ significant EDR

Why ER is hard for ADHD brains

  • Neurological Substraits of ER
  • Default Mode Network
  • Emotion path for ADHD brains
Diagnostic Considerations
  • Differential diagnosis 
  • Special Considerations for diverse populations
  • ADHD & other disorders: PTSD, anxiety, bipolar, borderline & other personality disorders
Reliable Treatment Interventions for ED
  • Research on effective strategies
  • 3rd wave behavioural strategies: CBT, DBT, ACT
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • Role of Psychoeducation
  • ADHD-friendly Emotional Regulation Training
  • Medication
  • Improving other aspects of ADHD Triad 
  • Maintaining gains over time

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Any other mental health professionals, health care or rehab professionals 

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