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Comorbidities, Communities, & Next Steps for ADHD Treatment: A Panel Discussion

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA |  Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP |  Mark Bertin, MD |  Evelyn Polk Green, MSEd |  Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC
1 Hour 33 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 11, 2022
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ADHD rarely travels alone—comorbidities are common. ADHD also travels far—it occurs among every subpopulation. And yet, ADHD is often under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and under-treated when a client doesn’t fit the stereotypical mould or when cultural factors make diagnosis and treatment more complicated.

In this session, view this panel of experts for a lively discussion of the future of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. We’ll discuss how:

  • To treat ADHD in the presence of significant anxiety or substance abuse—or even identify it
  • You go beyond the child with ADHD to help the entire family manage it more effectively
  • You go beyond the adult with ADHD to help the couple function better
  • Mindfulness is often touted as a recommendation - what can we really expect from it


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 1.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA's Profile

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA Related seminars and products

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.

Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP's Profile

Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP Related seminars and products

Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP, clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD Solution Card Deck, specializes in working with neurodiverse children, teens, adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, high-functioning autism, twice exceptionality and mental health issues. With decades of experience as a clinician, educator, coach and consultant, she translates complex information into accessible language and concepts that everybody can understand and apply in their lives. Her workshops offer practical, insightful strategies to improve managing workers, promote effective communication and increase productivity. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, motivation and neurodiversity. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to and Psychology and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work, and has been a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV. Her writing has been featured in numerous online and print publications including The Psychotherapy Networker, Smith College Studies in Social Work, Attention Magazine, Additude Magazine, Psych Central and

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Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Sharon Saline maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Smith College School for Social Work. She is the founder and co-facilitator of Workshops at Northampton Area Pediatrics and is a consultant with the Greenwood School. Dr. Saline receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Sharon Saline is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the Children and Adults with ADHD, and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Mark Bertin, MD's Profile

Mark Bertin, MD Related seminars and products

Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine and his blog is available through and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website at

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Mark Bertin maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the New York Medical College and Windward Teacher Training Institute. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Bertin receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Mark Bertin serves on the editorial board of Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read.

Evelyn Polk Green, MSEd's Profile

Evelyn Polk Green, MSEd Related seminars and products

Evelyn Polk Green, MSEd, is a past national president of both ADDA, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). Evelyn is an adult with ADHD, and the mother of two adult sons, Perry and Robert, both of whom also have ADHD. Active in ADHD and mental health advocacy for more than 25 years, she has served as a leader representing the family voice in the ADHD and mental health communities in many capacities, including as a member of the Network on Children’s Mental Health Services funded by the MacArthur Foundation. She frequently represents the family/consumer perspective on mental health issues and often speaks to audiences and the media on a variety of topics. She has been focused on the challenges of ADHD in minority, poor and other underserved populations throughout her advocacy career. She is the recipient of several honors for her volunteer work in mental health and education, including the Beacon College Achieving Lifetime Vision and Excellence (ALiVE) Award for her advocacy work on behalf of children and adults with learning differences and ADHD. Evelyn works as an administrator with the Chicago Public Schools, planning professional development programs for early childhood special education professionals and families. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees from National Louis University and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Evelyn Polk Green has an employment relationship with Chicago Public Schools. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Evelyn Polk Green is a member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the National Black Child Development Institute.

Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC's Profile

Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC Related seminars and products

Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinician at the Jordan Psychological Center in Overland Park, KS and is an ICF certified ADHD coach with ImpactParents. Jeremy specializes in assessing and therapeutically treating adults who have ADHD. She is a nationally recognized speaker, a frequent contributor to respected online media outlets, and is a passionate advocate for adults with co-morbid ADHD & substance use disorder. Didier works as a mentor and provides support for justice-involved individuals as they prepare to return to traditional society. Jeremy also participates in a panel of professional women who provide insight and psychoeducation on the under-diagnosis of girls and women with ADHD at the local and state level. She is the group founder and co-coordinator of Kansas City’s award-winning CHADD chapter, ADHDKC; she also sits on the CHADD National Board of Directors. In her spare time, Jeremy is an unapologetic lover of all things Star Wars and Star Trek; her favorite accomplishment is being mom to five fabulous and neurodiverse kids.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jeremy Didier has employment relationships with Jordan Psychological Center and ImpactParents. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jeremy Didier is the co-coordinator of ADHDKC and Kansas City's local CHADD. She is a member of the Children & Adults with ADHD, the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the National Association of Social Workers, and the National Association of Addiction Professionals.


  1. Determine how ADHD contributes to comorbid conditions.
  2. Address the influence of cultural and other subpopulation factors on resistance to diagnosing and treating ADHD.
  3. Intervene with clients at the level of families and couples.


  • ADHD as a driver of comorbidities
    • Pervasive impact of poorly managed ADHD on functioning and happiness
    • Intersection of ADHD and other mental health conditions, particularly anxiety and substance abuse
    • Which do you treat first?
  • Beyond just hyperactive boys: ADHD is often there, even if you don’t look for it
    • Hiding in plain sight (if you know what to look for it)
    • When ADHD symptoms are attributed to other conditions
    • Why are some clinicians so resistant to addressing ADHD?
    • ADHD in diverse populations and the impact of biases and hesitancies
  • The Future of ADHD treatment
    • Standard interventions work well—why don’t more clinicians use them?
    • The many benefits of mindfulness
    • Going beyond the individual—treating couples and families

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Educators/Teachers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers

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