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Digital Seminar

ADHD Medication & Non-medication Interventions: Maximize Brain Function & Create Healthy Habits

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA
3 Hours 19 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jun 07, 2022
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If you’re a therapist, educator or care provider who has questions about ADHD medication

You’re not alone.

Many therapists struggle to get their clients to comply with their medication routine, overcome resistance, move beyond misconceptions AND instill new healthy habits.

Make it easier on yourself. Join renowned ADHD expert Ari Tuckman for an in-depth look at ADHD medication – the good, the bad, and everything in between. You’ll walk away with skills that help you:

  • Gain confidence with medication options – stimulants & non-stimulants
  • Identify misuse, abuse and dependency
  • Understand how delaying treatment can damage your clients
  • Develop healthy habits in your clients’ lives – diet, exercise & sleep
  • Help your clients weigh the pros and cons of medication

Advance your knowledge of ADHD medication and help your clients at any stage of ADHD treatment.

Register now!


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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 3.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA's Profile

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Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist, international presenter, author, and ADHD expert. He is the author of four books on adult ADHD – one for clinicians and three for the general public. He has also written several book chapters and is a frequent author for ADHD-related publications, including ADDitude Magazine and Attention Magazine.

He is a popular and dynamic presenter who routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complex concepts understandable and useful. He has given more than 650 presentations and podcast interviews for professionals and members of the public, across America and in Sweden, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, England, Spain, Denmark, Canada, and Iceland.

He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, and XM Radio and has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe,, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health, and many other media outlets. He is a former board member and current conference committee chair for CHADD and is the 2023 recipient of their Hall of Fame award for his significant contributions to the field.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ari Tuckman maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author. Ari Tuckman receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ari Tuckman is the National Conference Committee co-chair for CHAAD.


  1. Appraise pros and cons of medication use for each unique client.
  2. Propose various treatment options for clients and facilitate their discussion with a prescriber.
  3. Formulate interventions to overcome clients’ barriers and challenges to better managing sleep, diet, exercise, and other health matters.


The Psychology of Medication
  • What’s behind a client’s resistance to meds?
  • Help clients weigh pros and cons
  • Explore your clients’ specific circumstances 
  • Behavioral treatments vs medication
What Non-Prescribers Need to Know
  • Stimulants and non-stimulants—what’s available & what to expect
  • The ins-and-outs of Ritalin, Adderall & more 
  • The cost of delaying treatment
  • Referring clients & facilitating prescriber relationship
  • Substance abuse, misuse & dependency
  • Side effects, extended release options & contraindications
Lifestyle Factors & Treatment Compliance
  • The impact of ADHD on lifespan
  • How to get your clients to sleep 
  • What to do when comorbidities get in the way
  • Simple steps to enhance treatment compliance 
  • Create deeper self-awareness through self-care
  • Get your clients exercising
  • Help clients set up the structure to eat a healthy diet

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

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