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Digital Seminar

Inside the ADHD Child's Experience

Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP
2 Hours
Audio and Video
Mar 23, 2019
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In an increasingly unpredictable world, kids are more anxious than ever. But for those with ADHD, worry and fear can increase their agitation, distractedness, and impulsivity. Fortunately, there are effective techniques that can help them change their relationship with worry and avoid the pitfalls of negative thinking. In this recording, you’ll get insights into how kids honestly think and feel about having ADHD, which informs the practical tools you—and their parents—can use to better help them improve executive function skills and reduce stress.



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Dr. Sharon Saline

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 as 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.


  1. Explain how to foster effective collaboration and conflict resolution with ADHD children, teens, and their parents to improve clinical outcomes. 
  2. Identify ways for children with ADHD to realistically evaluate anxious situations, tolerate uncertainty, and self-soothe for symptom management. 
  3. Describe how having young clients externalize their anxiety can improve client engagement and retention. 
  4. Apply practical tools in session to help kids with ADHD develop resiliency and reduce patterns of negative thinking.


All about ADHD and executive functioning skills
  • Definition, biology, assessment and diagnosis
  • Prevalence statistics including co-occurring diagnoses
  • Explanation of executive functioning skills and why they matter to treating ADHD
Understanding the relationships between ADHD and anxiety
  • ADHD and emotional overwhelm
  • Exploring the relationship between worry and anxiety
  • Why people with ADHD are prone to anxiety
  • What kids with ADHD have to say about anxiety and what helps them
A new approach to treating anxiety in kids and families living with ADHD
  • Defining the 5C’s of ADHD parenting
  • Tools for transforming negative thinking and reducing worry
  • Learning how to tolerate uncertainty and evaluate situations
  • Techniques for reducing specific types of anxiety
Keeping a positive mindset
  • Overcoming setbacks and refusals to cooperate
  • Focusing on improving executive functioning skills to manage anxiety
  • Integrating mindfulness and self-awareness with action-oriented therapeutic interventions

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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