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Jan 12, 2018
Adult ADHD: Assessment and Treatment
Facilitated by Virginia Newton, Ph.D., R.Psych.)

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PAA Presents


Adult ADHD: Assessment and Treatment

(Facilitated by Virginia Newton, Ph.D., R.Psych.)



Intended Audience


Practicing Psychologists and Psychologists-in-Training




Because there is no single test for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults, an accurate diagnosis requires consideration of a number of clinical and psychosocial factors. This six-hour workshop will familiarize attendees with the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines, which offer a structured approach for diagnosing and treating ADHD. The advantages and disadvantages of various assessment instruments and interventions will be discussed, and the process of differential diagnosis will be illustrated through clinical vignettes.


Learning Objectives


  • Become familiar with the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines for adults
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the CADDRA ADHD Assessment Toolkit
  • Learn to differentiate between ADHD and other conditions that may cause similar symptoms
  • Identify appropriate pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for adults with ADHD


Program Format and Schedule


9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Diagnostic criteria for adult ADHD
  • Differences in clinical presentation between children and adults with ADHD
  • The components of the CADDRA Practice Guidelines and Assessment Toolkit


1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Differential diagnosis with case illustrations
  • Treatment options




Date             Friday 12 January 2018


Time            9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Location      Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre,11834 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton, AB T5G 3J5


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Dr. Virginia Newton is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in serious mental illness. She provides neuropsychological assessment and consultation to psychiatric inpatients affiliated with Alberta Hospital Edmonton and young adults referred to the Edmonton Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic. She holds the position of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta and assists with research conducted through the Bebensee Schizophrenia Research Unit. Through her private clinical practice, Brentwood Psychological Services, Dr. Newton offers professional consultations, psychological assessments, and clinical supervision.






The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists.  This workshop is offered for six (6.0) hours of CE Credit.  Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits.  Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits.  PAA maintains responsibility for the program.




Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office.  Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee.  PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. 

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