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Digital Seminar

Mindfulness Based Strategies for Overcoming Complex ADHD in Youth and Families

Mark Bertin, MD
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 11, 2022
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ADHD is a wide-ranging and chronic medical disorder, affecting not only academics but communication and relationships, health and wellbeing, time management, emotionality, and stress.  In this session, view Dr. Mark Bertin, internationally acclaimed developmental pediatrician, author, and mindfulness teacher, who will give you the tools to make a positive impact on families and children’s quality of life, self-esteem, and well-being by:

  • Managing stress and reactivity caused by ADHD – which undermines ADHD when unaddressed
  • Developing increased flexibility and objectivity in navigating difficult decisions related to ADHD
  • Building an ability to sustain new habits required in the management of ADHD
  • Supporting healthy communication, relationships, and compassion
  • Discussing mindful care as an evidence-based practice in mental health practice to emphasize resilience, unbiased awareness, communication, and compassion

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how mindfulness is vital to overcoming this complex medical disorder of self-management!


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 1.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



Mark Bertin, MD's Profile

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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.


  1. Employ mindful care as an approach that builds self-awareness and emotional awareness, leading to relationship-centered, compassionate and successful care.
  2. Determine ways mindful care incorporates into treatment of ADHD across lifespan.
  3. Integrate research regarding potential benefits of direct training in mindfulness meditation to foster self-regulation and executive function with and without ADHD.
  4. Demonstrate basic mindfulness exercises that can be immediately incorporated into a daily practice.
  5. Determine accessible steps providers and families can take to be more mindful in approaching ADHD management.


  • Mindfulness Practice to Manage ADHD, Stress & EF Deficits
    • Cognitive skills to manage, coordinate, organize and plan
    • Chronic, excessive stress caused by ADHD
    • Effects on quality of life
  • Mindfulness to Build Resilience
    • Increase flexibility and objectivity in decision making
    • Foster self-regulation
    • Sustain new habits
  • Mindfulness Practice for Effects on Emotional Management Skills
    • Ability to notice emotion without immediately reacting
    • Difficulty with frustration tolerance, tantrums and anger
    • Develop patience and awareness towards whatever is happening
    • Develop emotional awareness directly
    • Experience challenging emotions with less reactivity
  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practice
    • ADHD Effects on Self
    • Increase self-esteem, mindset and self-confidence
    • Benefits for self, and behaviour towards others
  • Support Healthy Communication, Relationships & Compassion
    • School, Family, Health
    • Complex medication decisions
    • Proactive habit change for parents and children
    • Nonjudgmental awareness - ability to see clarity without bias
    • Letting go of reactivity and habitual assumptions


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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