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Speakers: Past Conferences

2006
 

          Speaker Information for the 2006 Michael Golds Conference

 

Speaker:  Paul Jacobs, Ph.D.

Title:  Parenting the ADHD/ ODD Child:  Are We Making Matters Worse?

 

Biographical Sketch:  Dr. Paul Jacobs is a fully licensed psychologist in private practice in Bingham Farms.  He has been in practice for over 30 years and specializes in Learning, Attention, and Memory issues as they impact individuals and families.

 

Objectives:  This session will focus on parenting traps that fuel the flames rather than calm situations.  The goal will be to help you understand your child’s symptoms and the dynamic created by your parenting style.  You will learn parenting approaches that are the most effective in reducing oppositional behaviors.

 

 

 

2. Presenter:  Steven Spector, Ph.D.

Title: Attention , Memory and Learning : A Lot to Think About!


Biographical Sketch: Steven Spector, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Independent Practice at Steven Spector , Ph.D. P.C. (West Bloomfield Hills Michigan).  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University and a member of the Professional Advisory Boards of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and Chadd of Eastern Oakland County. 


3. Presenter: Yousha K. Mirza, M.D.

Title:  Medications for Children and Adolescents with ADHD


Biographical Sketch:
Yousha K. Mirza is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at 
Wayne State University School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.   He completed his psychiatric residency from Wayne State University and was awarded the Calvin Schorer & Harry August, M.D. Award for best graduating resident. He stayed at Wayne State University to complete his child psychiatry fellowship and was awarded the Joseph Fischhoff, M.D. Award for best graduating fellow. Dr. Mirza is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He research involves the investigation of neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood and, for this, he was awarded the Robinson-Cunningham Award by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

 

Objectives:

 a) To learn about the process of assessment by a psychiatrist prior to him/her recommending medication for ADHD.

b) To have an understanding of the different classes of medications for ADHD and their proposed mechanisms of action.

c) To become familiar with the beneficial effects and side effects of medications and alternative treatments for ADHD.

 

 

4.  Presenter: Terry Dickson, M.D.

 

 

5. Presenter: Fran Parker, Ph.D.

Title: Managing ADHD in College: Acquiring Life Skills to Promote Success

Biographical Sketch:  Fran Parker is a fully licensed psychologist in private practice at Comprehensive Psychiatric Services in Farmington Hills. She has presented nationally at CHADD and ADDA on Selecting, Transitioning, and Making it in College with AD/HD based on her research in finding the right fit for her son. She sees a lot of AD/HD college students and has run support groups for them. She is the Coordinator of Eastern Oakland County CHADD. She is on the Membership Committee of National CHADD. She is a certified teacher of Parent-to-Parent for CHADD and has taught parenting classes in proactively raising AD/HD kids through the lifespan in preparing for college and beyond.

 

Objectives:

1. Identify how to prepare for college and to  understand the process involved in selecting the right fit and how to access needed services at college.

 2. Acceptance of how AD/HD impacts learning and life style and the necessary compensatory skills to create a system that works. 

3. Evaluate what leads to failure and develop a recipe for success.

 

 

6. Presenter:   Janet Rosen, Ph.D.

Title:  How Your ADHD Child Can Be Successful in School.

 

Biographical Sketch: Dr. Janet Rosen is an Educational Specialist in private practice and
the director of an Educational Consulting Service, Learning Plus.  She received her Doctorate from the University of Michigan.   She has experience as a classroom teacher, and Oakland Schools Reading and Language Consultant, a Learning Specialist, a special educator at Detroit Country Day School, an Elementary School Principal, a College Instructor, and an advocate for parents and their children at IEP meetings

Objectives:  This presentation will address issues on how to help ADHD students study, understand. learn and retain information. Suggestions as to how schools need to adapt the curriculum to the student's skill levels and IEP requirements, as well as 504's, will also be

discussed.


7.  Presenter: Marquita Bedway, Ph.D.

Title:   Teaching Teens with ADHD Safe Driving Skills.

 

Biographical Sketch:   Dr. Marquita Bedway is in Full-time private practice in Grosse Pointe and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Michigan.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Objectives:  The audience will learn more about developing a sound driving plan for young drivers with AD/HD.  The audience will receive information about local and national teen performance driving programs.

 

 

8.  Presenter:  Kevin Roberts, ADD Coach, Comedian

Title:  ADHD and Humor: A guide for Parents

Biographical Sketch:  Kevin’s background is rooted in Education.  Teaching his way through undergrad at The University of Michigan, Kevin worked as an accent reduction coach for foreign students at The University.  He went on to teach foreign languages and Social Studies at the Middle and High School levels at The Roeper School for the gifted.  It was during his four years there that he began to unravel the mystery of his own ADHD and developed an interest in helping ADD-ers succeed in school.  Since 1998, Kevin has been running ADD study groups, coaching kids to be successful in school and he has been teaching kids and parents how to feel good about themselves as ADD-ers.  His most recent project is called ADD For Fun, an intense workshop designed to teach ADD teens comedic writing and performance.  Kevin is also a standup comedian and performs about being ADHD, primarily at conferences and conventions.

 

Objectives:  This workshop focuses on one of the great unsung strengths of ADHD:  Humor.  We will explore the inherent features of ADHD that make many of us naturally funny.  We will practice strategies that will enable parents to lighten up about their child’s “condition” and to encourage the development of a comedic approach to life.  This workshop celebrates ADHD and gives participants tools to view the condition in a new and positive light.  Be prepared to leave old assumptions behind and to enter uncharted waters.   

 

 

9. Presenter:  Pamela A. McCaskill, Ph.D.
Title:  Parenting the Preschool Child with AD/HD

 

Biographical Sketch:  Dr. Pamela McCaskill is a Licensed Psychologist and expert in the field of ADHD, child development, parenting, and behavior management. Dr. McCaskill is in private practice in Plymouth, MI and she also teaches classes for parents of children with ADHD at the Center for Human Development at William Beaumont Hospital.


Objectives:  Parents will learn how ADHD specifically affects the development of the preschool child and be introduced to scientifically-supported treatments of ADHD for this age group. Parenting methods for improving a child's behavior and self-esteem will be presented.



10.   Presenter: Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S.

Title:  Executive Functions and ADHD

 

Biographical Sketch: Chris Dendy is an author of 3 books on adolescent ADHD with over 35 years of experience as a former teacher, school psychologist, mental health counselor and administrator, national consultant on children’s mental health issues.  She presents nationally and internationally on ADHD, drawing on both her professional experience and her personal experience of parenting two now-grown sons with ADHD.

 

Objectives: This presentation will define executive functions and illustrate how deficits in executive functions impair individuals with ADHD and all ages.   There will be a discussion of how to compensate for and overcome executive function deficits in educating and parenting children and adolescents with ADHD.

 

 

11.  Presenter: Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D.

Title: How to Succeed in Marriage when your Spouse Has ADHD

 

Biographical Sketch:  Dr. Arthur Robin is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, Chief of Psychology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan,  and a Licensed Psychologist in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  He specializes in adolescent and adult ADHD.  He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1975.  Author of ADHD in Adolescents,  Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict, and Defiant Teens (with R. Barkley and G. Edwards), Dr. Robin has been a member of the CHADD Hall of Fame since 2002, is the Co-Director of the Professional Advisory Board of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and is the Professional Advisor for CHADD of Eastern Oakland County. 

 

Objectives: This presentation will focus on what a non-ADHD spouse can do to improve his/her marriage to an ADHD spouse.  A major emphasis will be on how to enlist the ADHD spouse in facing up to his/her problems, overcoming denial, seeking out a needed evaluation, taking medication, and participating meaningfully in marital therapy.  Motivational Interviewing techniques will provide the framework for this discussion.

 

12.  Presenters: Randie Kruman, M.A. and Dawn Schulte, M.A.

Title: Kurzweil 3000: Enhancing Learning Skills with Technology

 

 

13.  Presenter: John McCaskill, Ph.D.

Title:  ADHD: What It Is, How It works, and What You Can Do About It


Biographical Sketch:   Dr. John McCaskill is a Licensed Psychologist practicing at William Beaumont Hospital’s Center for Human Development in Berkley, MI.

Objectives:
1. Participants will be provided with an overview of the basic nature of ADHD and its functional mechanisms.

2. Participants will understand various functional implications of ADHD, across a variety of settings and activities.

3. Participants will learn about common comorbid conditions and their implications for treatment/intervention.

4. Participants will learn more about various treatment options, both proven and experimental.


 

14.   Presenter:  Joel Young, M.D.

Title:  ADHD: Is there a link to Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Other Pain Issues

Biographical Sketch: Joel L. Young, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Young completed his psychiatric training at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Dr. Young is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He holds added qualifications in geriatric and forensic psychiatry. In addition, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry.

 

 

 

15.  Presenter: Philip Parker M.D.

Title: Medication treatment for adults with AD/HD.

 

Biographical Sketch: Philip Parker M.D., an adult psychiatrist in private practice for over 30 years, has spent much of the past10 years treating adult AD/HD patients.  He has presented to the National ADDA  and CHADD conferences about various medication issues for AD/HD in adults. Dr. Parker taught the first formal course on Adult AD/HD ever presented to the adult psychiatry residents at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.  He also recently gave the first lecture about AD/HD ever delivered to a law and psychiatry class at the Wayne State University Law School.  Dr. Parker recently wrote Information and Resource Sheet #11: Medication Management for Adults with AD/HD which appears on the website for the National Resource Center.  Dr.Parker is on the national Professional Advisory Board of ADDA and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

 

Objectives:  This presentation will focus on the use of medications as part of the treatment for adults with AD/HD.  Emphasis will be given to the use of medications in the treatment of these adults with AD/HD who often have coexisting psychiatric disorders and/or coexisting medical problems. Clinical approaches to maximizing the treatment benefits of the various medications while minimizing their potential negative side effects in a given adult with AD/HD will be discussed.

 

2005

Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., LPC
Career Counseling, Private Practice, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., LPC, author of "Finding A Career That Works For You", has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years, specializing in working with individuals with barriers to employment. A former high school English Teacher, Ms. Fellman is Past President of the Michigan Career Development Association, and presents workshops all over the country, related to the topic of good career decisions with AD/HD, LD, and other disabilities. Ms Fellman is also the author of "The Other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids and Parents", and a contributing author in the book "Understanding Women with AD/HD". She resides in Michigan.


Calvin and Tricia Luker, Attorney and Advocate
RespectAbilities Law Center,
PO Box 1122, Royal Oak, MI 48068-1122
248-544-7223,
Yahoo Group: Our Children Left Behind www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com

Calvin is an attorney with ADHD and a disabled Vietnam veteran. Calvin has been a lawyer for 24 years. the last 15 years spent working exclusively on issues related to people with disabilities including 10 years with Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service and the last 5 years in private practice. The Respect ABILITY Law Center, is a vehicle he created to advance the civil, service and support rights for people with disabilities and their families.

Tricia is and always will be Jessica's Mom. Tricia obtained her expertise in special education, community supports and parent advocacy through her direct efforts for Jessica and her family. She was the Director of Training for 6 years for Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, and the Director of Family Services for Michigan's Parent Training and Information Center. Tricia works as a consultant for the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas and as a consultant and contract writer for Exceptional Parent Magazine.

Calvin and Tricia are proud team members of Our Children Left Behind who fought to preserve the protections in IDEA '97.


Fran Parker PhD, Licensed Psychologist
28800 Orchard Lk Rd, Suite 250, Farmington Hills, Mi 48334
O: 248-932-2500, E: Eocchadd@aol.com

Fran Parker does advocacy for AD/HD/LD children, adolescents in the schools and for young adults in college and adults on the job. Runs an ongoing adult AD/HD support group and support groups for college students with AD/HD. Works with eating disorders for over 27 years. Does marital and family therapy especiallly with AD/HD in the family. Experience with substance abuse and addictions. Works with pain management patients and runs a monthly support group. Does cognitive behavioral therapy as deemed appropriate. Particular interest in helping AD/HD patients make their lives more manageable and moving them forward with better self-esteem especially college students. Help parents and their children become educated as to what AD/HD is and access educational rights and with interventions for services. I am the CHADD coordinator of East Oakland County. I am a member of the National CHADD membership committee. I am a parent advocate with CAUSE (Citizens alliance to uphold Special Education). I am a Parent-to-Parent certified teacher through CHADD National on teaching parents how to proactivley raise children with AD/HD into adulthood.


Philip Parker MD, Adult Psychiatrist

Philip Parker M.D., an adult psychiatrist in private practice for over 30 years, has spent much of the past 10 years treating adult AD/HD patients. He has presented to the National ADDA and CHADD conferences about various medication issues for AD/HD in adults. Dr. Parker taught the first formal course on Adult AD/HD ever presented to the adult psychiatry residents at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has also recently gave the first lecture about AD/HD ever delivered to a law and psychiatry class at the Wayne State University Law School. Dr. Parker recently wrote Information and Resource Sheet #11: Medication Management for Adults with AD/HD which appears on the website for the National Resource Center. Dr.Parker is on the national Professional Advisory Board of ADDA and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.



Kevin Roberts
kevin @ addguy.com, 888-800-5653

Kevin Roberts is an ADD adult, was a teacher for six years, and has been an ADD Coach for the past seven. He has a reputation as an extraordinarily dynamic and creative resource for ADD individuals. Like any self-respecting ADD-er, Kevin has many irons in the fire. He speaks five languages, plays guitar and flute, and is presently working on a one-man theatrical show about being ADD.

Orlando L. Villegas, Ph.D.
Southwest Solutions, 1700 Waterman Street, Detroit, MI 48207, (313) 841-8900
Cruz Clinic , 17177 N. Laurel Park Dr. Suite 131, Livonia, MI 48152, (734) 462-321

Orlando L. Villegas, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist working in the Child and Family program at Southwest Solutions in Detroit. He is also a private practitioner at the Cruz Clinic in Livonia, Michigan. He received his Licenciatura in Psychology from the Universidad Católica del Perú and his MA in Counseling from Oakland University.

Graduated from Wayne State University, he received his doctorate in Psychology from the WSU Educational and Psychology program. In association with the department of Psychology from Oakland Schools, Dr Villegas has authored and coauthored several briefs publications regarding ADHD and Learning Problems. Some of his publications have been translated into Spanish and Arabic. Native from Peru, enthusiastic world coins collector and father of 5 children Dr. Villegas specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD and other disruptive behavior disorders. In his practice he places special emphasis in a variety of cultural factors that influence the understanding of the behavior in children and adolescents.

2004

"Alternative Dispute Resolution - Everyone Wins with Alternate Dispute Resolution in Special Education"
 
Laura A. Athens, MSSW, JD, Attorney, Mediator, Hearing Officer
 
This presentation will describe Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation, arbitration and independent evaluation.   You will also learn how Alternative Dispute Resolution can fairly and expediously reslove Special Education Disputes.
 
Laura A. Athens is an attorney and mediator in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  Her practice focuses primarily on Education Law.  Laura provides representation in matters involving disputes concerning eligibility for Special Education under IDEA and Section 504, evaluation, appropriate placement, behavioral intervention, discipline and provision of related services & supplementary aids and services.  Ms. Athens also represents General Education students, Preschool, Private School & University students who have a dispute with the school system or are seeking accomodations under Section 504 or the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Laura is a Special Education Hearing Officer, Michigan Department of Career Development Rehabilitation Services Hearing Officer and has served as a mediator in Special Education matters.
 
Ms. Athens also serves as a Adjunct Professor at Wayne State Law School where she has taught Education Law, Health Law & Bioethics.  She is Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and former Chair Solo & Small Firm Practicioner Committee.
 
30471 Tanglewood Trail, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-661-0801

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"Raising Boys with AD/HD"

 
Terry Dickson, MD, Director

Dr. Dickson is the Director of The Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan located in Traverse City, Michigan. His practice is completely devoted to helping and supporting children, adolescents and adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

 

Dr. Dickson regularly speaks on the subject of AD/HD locally, statewide, and on a national level. He has been a speaker at the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) annual conference, the International CHADD annual conference and the Michigan State CHADD Conference (Michael Golds Conference). Dr. Dickson coordinates a local CHADD Chapter in his community. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ADDA.

 

Dr. Dickson has published articles on AD/HD, most recently in Attention! Magazine (CHADD) and FOCUS (ADDA). His clinic has recently been involved with Phase III and Phase IV clinical trials for two investigational AD/HD drugs.

The Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan

Phone: 231-932-1250    behavmed@travese.net

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"Choosing a College & Strategies for Success"

Lawrence J. Gage, Ed D LPC CSW Professor, Counseling

Choice of an appropriate college is a critical decision when coping with AD/HD.  Criteria for making the choice, strategies for first year college success will be discussed ,and resources for learning assistance will be recommended. 

Lawrence Gage, Ed.D., has been a member of the counseling faculty at Oakland Community College since 1967.  In 1980 he developed the Learning Enabled Model for LD support services at the college and coordinated the first program of assistance for students with learning disabilities.  Dr. Gage has mentored and counseled thousands of students with AD/HD and other learning disabilities and his students have successfully transferred to virtually every four year institution in Michigan as well as to  out-of-state institutions such as Boston University, Harvard, University of California Berkeley, Texas,  Arizona State, Southern Illinois University, Connecticut, Landmark College, Howard University, and Florida Atlantic.  In 1990 he was a recipient of an OCC Outstanding Faculty Award and in 1991 a National Faculty Excellence Award.

Oakland Community College, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

 Phone :  248-522-3450,   ljgage@oaklandcc.edu

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"Special Supports from Michigan Rehabilitation Services" 

David Halter, BA, M Ed, District Manager, Oakland District
Rose M. Gooley, MA, LPC, Vocation Rehabilitation Counselor, Specialist in Stroke Rehabilitation, RSA, Certified Qualified Professional
 
Workshop participants will learn how young adults with AD/HD can obtain assistance and support in:  Planning a career path, succeeding in community college and other post secondary settings, implementing alternate career and training paths, and becoming successful in acquiring and retaining employment.  Specific information to be presented:  Support service available to students at Oakland Community College through a cooperative program @ OCC with Michigan Rehabilitative Services called BOLD, types of assistance available for planning non-college career paths, and supports available for acheiving and retaining employment.  Participants will learn how to become a client / customer of Michigan Rehabilitation Services and about training opportunities available through Michigan Career and Technical Institute.
 
David has worked 39 years at the State Rehabilitation Agency as a Rehabilitation Counselor, Supervisor and District Manager.  David was also a partner in the initial development of the BOLD program.
 
Rose has over 17 years experience assisting people, with special needs and multiple disabilities, to become more independant and successful in the workplace.  Knowledgeable and expert in assisting high school and college students with learning disabilitiesto become successful in a post secondary academic setting, as well as transitioning to adult life roles and the world of work.
 
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Rehabilitation Services, Oakland District, 25900 Greenfield #303, Oak Park, MI 48237, 248-968-5003, halterd@michigan.gov, gooleyr@michigan.gov
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"The Power of ADD Coaching in the Family"
David Giwerc, MCC Master Certified Coach
 

Learn why the ADD coaching process is so powerful in improving the quality of lives for individuals with AD/HD and their family members.
During this presentation you will gain a greater understanding and awareness of how the ADD coaching process works and how a powerful coaching relationship can empower individuals with AD/HD and their family members to move forward. This presentation will:

 

ü      Introduce The “Machine, Mind and Mission coaching model” used to educate family members about ADD

ü      Illustrate a few coaching skills used to identify and incorporate talents and strengths as the foundation for successful systems.

ü      Present specific success stories that illustrate the importance of ADD coaching as an integral component for improving the quality of life for families affected by ADD.

 

If you are interested in becoming an ADD coach, have a relative or a close relationship with an AD/HD individual or simply want to learn more about the ADD coaching process than you won’t want to miss this informative presentation.

 

He is the President of ADDA, Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and “The World’s Leading Adult AD/HD organization.” As a key committee member involved in the development of ADDA’s current “Guiding Principles for Coaching Individuals with AD/HD” he authored and directed ADDA’s 2002, 2003, and 2004 strategic plans.

 David is also the Founder and President of the ADD Coach Academy,  (www.ADDCA.com, founded 1998) a comprehensive, long-distance coach training program designed to teach the essential skills necessary to powerfully coach individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

David has been an ADD coach for almost a decade and has a busy coaching practice dedicated to ADD entrepreneurs and the mentoring of ADD coaches. 

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"Parenting the Difficult Child"
      subtitle:   Parenting the ADHD / ODD child
 
Paul C. Jacobs, Ph D, Licensed Psychologist
 
Learn how to be consistant, fair and to the point.  Understand the dynamics of difficult behavior.
 
24255 Thirteen Mile Road #280, Bingham Farms, MI 48025
248-723-2757
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"Improving Social Skills"
 
Kenneth L. Johnson, ACSW, Psychiatric Social Worker
 
Difficulty with social interactions is one of the most serious, long term aspects of AD/HD.  This session will explore techniques for developing more positive social interactions.
 
Kenneth currently provides individual, group & family therapy to children, adolecents & adults at the Davis Counseling Center.  He is a faculty member at University of Michigan - Dearborn Campus and Madonna University.  Kenneth has previously served as the Director of a Day Treatment Program for Severely Emotionally Impared Children and as a Superintendent of Schools.
 
Davis Counseling Center   248-553-8550   www.daviscounseling.com
37923 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI  48331
 
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“Help!  My Piles Have Piles!”

Janet Kester, Professional Organizer and ADD/Life Coach

Are you controlling your clutter or is clutter controlling you?  If clutter is a problem, you’re not alone.  Many people struggle with an overwhelming amount of paper and belongings.  In this presentation, both the underlying reasons for chronic disorganization and strategies for overcoming it will be discussed.

Janet brings over a decade of experience to the art of increasing productivity through organization.  She is a professional organizer who believes that organized people are less stressed and genuinely happier.  Janet applies personal and unique organizational training techniques that fit each client’s individual situation.  Janet’s hands-on approach reaches across socio-economic boundaries.  She has taught organizational skills to doctors, lawyers, and corporate executives, as well as homemakers and college students. Janet is degreed in Information and records Management.  She is a professional member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), ACA (American Coaching Association), CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), and MAAAN (Michigan Adolescent and Adult ADHD Network of Professionals).  She has worked with nationally recognized organizing and coaching experts and authors, Barbara Hemphill and Sandy Maynard.

Phone: (248) 210-6012
E-mail:  
janet@theproductivitycoach.com
www.theproductivitycoach.com

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"Reading Challenges for the AD/HD Student:  A Multi-Sensory Approach"

Randie S. Kruman, MA Learning Disabilities, LEARNING SPECIALIST

This session will focus on the reading difficulties of many AD/HD students and how a multi-sensory approach to reading such as Orton-Gillingham may benefit those students.  Important reading skills such as decoding, comprehension and fluency will be highlighted.

Randie S. Kruman works as a Learning Specialist with students who have learning disabilities and with individuals of all ages who have Attention Deficit Disorders.  She has taught in public and private school settings.  For the last 17 years, she has been a Learning Specialist in Project BOLD at Oakland Community College - Orchard Ridge Campus.

Ms. Kruman received a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University and a BA in Education from Duke University.  She has trained as a Professional Coach, specializing in the needs of AD/HD individuals.  She is also trained in the Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Reading Method to help struggling and disabled readers.

Oalkand Community College, 248-522-3469..................................................................................................................

Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD"

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW is a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in adult Attention Deficit Disorders. In addition to being a therapist and ADD coach, Terry serves as Vice President of ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorders Association) and is coordinator of the Eastern Oakland County CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD) Chapter in Michigan.

She is the founder and moderator of the first Internet mailing list for ADD professionals. She is also an active member of the Michigan Adolescent and Adult ADD Network for Professionals (MAAAN).

Terry is a nationally-recognized speaker on the topic of AD/HD, having presented locally and nationally, and has a special interest in women with attention deficit disorder and parenting the AD/HD child when one or both parents also has AD/HD.

She received a B.A. in Art Education, and a M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed to practice in Michigan and New York. (Michigan license #6801016318).

Terry is married with two children (one of whom has ADD), and she also has ADD herself. In her spare time, she likes to paint (she has shown her work locally and nationally), play guitar and various other instruments, read and spend time with her family.

Terry is available for presentations and can be reached at terry@addconsults.com or at 248-988-1260.

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"Shame Free Money Management for AD/HDers"

Sally K. Palaian, Ph D, Licensed Psychologist

This workshop will outline a form of money management that is easy to implement for ADHDers.  All good financial planning begins with a vision for the future and clarifying one’s values.  After doing a visualization exercise, the presenter will present simple techniques for record keeping, paperwork organization, and creating a spending plan (budget) for realizing that vision.  Impulsivity and financial underachievement will also be addressed. 

 

Sally K. Palaian, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice for 19 years, specializing in the treatment of Addictive Behaviors (Money, Food, Alcohol, Gambling, Relationships, Sex) as well as Couples Therapy.  She has presented many lectures and workshops on addictions.  In addition, she speaks on compulsive spending, shopping addiction, paying off debts, developing budgets, and financial underachievement.  For the past 12 years, she has worked with countless folks individually crunching numbers, visioning their future, and making long-term financial and lifestyle decisions.

Sally has spoken at both the 2002 and 2003 ADDA & CHADD Conferences.

30400 Telegraph Rd #155, Bingham Farms, MI 48025

 (248) 645-5960, Skpalaian@aol.com, www.Positiveself.net

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"Loving with AD/HD:  Skills for the Intimate Relationship"

Eleanor D. Payson, ACSW LMFT 

Eleanor Payson is a licensed marital and family therapist, practicing individual, marital, and family therapy for the past eighteen years. Eleanor has been involved in the treatment of ADD/ADHD individuals, with a specialization in helping couples when one or both partners have ADD or ADHD. Eleanor has discovered that a number of Imago therapy tools are uniquely helpful for AD/HD couples. A strong advocate for helping AD/HD couples recognize the benefits of Imago therapy, Eleanor assists couples in learning to adapt these tools to fit their individual needs as it relates to neurological and psychological strengths and weaknesses.

Phone: 586-776-8077      http://www.eleanorpayson.com/adhd/

20816 East Eleven Mile Road #201, St. Clair Shores

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"The Gifted AD/HD Child"

Sydnie Plotkin, BS MA LD

This presentation will discuss the characteristics of students who may be Gifted & AD/HD.  Characteristics of Giftedness and ADHD are similar.  Many times we hear teachers say how capable a child is, followed by something like ... "if he would  only do his homework and turn in his assignments"  or  "she is just lazy and not trying".  This situation may reflect a student who is Gifted, AD/HD or possibly both Gifted and AD/HD.   This combination makes for quite a unique individual.    It is extremely important for Gifted students and those working with them to understand what it means to be Gifted and AD/HD.

Sydnie Plotkin is currently the Director of Resource Services at The Roeper School.  Roeper is a private P-12 school for gifted students.  Syd holds a BS from The State University of New York at Fredonia in Speech and Hearing and a MA from Eastern Michigan University in Learning Disabilities.  

The Roeper School 

1051 Oakland Avenue,  Birmingham, MI  48009-5762

 Phone :   248-203-7455 

E-mail:     sydnie.plotkin@reoper.org 

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"Surviving with your AD/HD Adolescent"

Arthur Robin, Ph D,

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, Chief of Psychology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

This session will provide practical tips for parenting the adolescent with AD/HD. In the area of discipline, Dr. Robin will discuss when and how to lay down the law and enforce it, versus when and how to negotiate with your adolescent. In the area of homework woes, Dr. Robin will discuss a comprehensive homework plan. Suggestions will also be given regarding: (1) organization; (2) driving and teens with AD/HD, and (3) handling resistance to medication.

Dr. Arthur Robin is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and Pediatrics at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is the Chief of Psychology and the Director of Pediatric Psychology Training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Robin also maintains a private practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Dr. Robin has extensive clinical and research experience conducting evaluations, treatment, and research with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. In addition to many articles, chapters, and grants, he has authored ADHD in Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment, and coauthored Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict: A Behavioral Family Systems Approach, and Defiant Teens: A Clinician’s Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention. In 2002 he was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to the field of AD/HD.

Child Psychiatry and Psychology Department, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien Blvd., Detroit, MI 48201Phone: 313-966-0602 Fax: 313-993-0282

Dennis, Moye, and Associates
1750 Telegraph Rd., Suite 101
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone:  248-451-9085, ext. 21
E mail:
arobin@med.wayne.edu

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"Special Education / Resource Room Program”
Ellen G. Schaumberg, BA, MA
Middle School Special Education Teacher
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
 

Public School Resource Room Programs:  How they work in some elementary, MIDDLE, and high schools; how parents and students can make the best use of Resource Room facilities and teachers; how to get the MOST for your child from the “system”.

Ellie Schaumberg has been teaching in and around the Midwest for more than thirty years.  Her past ten years have been as a Resource Room/Co-Teacher at East Middle School in the Plymouth-Canton Community School District, and she has been very effective teaching one of the few middle school intense reading programs based on Orton-Gillingham in the area.

Mrs. Schaumberg received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her LD certification at Eastern Michigan University.  While she always sought out those students who were “not making it” in the general education classroom, she discovered her own learning disabilities along the way.  Although not AD(H)D herself, Mrs. Schaumberg freely shares her own LD stories with her students.

She says that she has been triply blessed with a dentist husband with LD who, at 57, is only active now instead of his former ADHD.  Their older daughter, also a dentist with LD and the combined form of ADHD, has just recently completed her intense training as an oral maxillo-facial surgeon.  Their younger daughter carries on the family tradition of LD and ADD (without hyperactivity but with disorganization, memory dysfunction, and the like) completed her post graduate Master’s of Philosophy degree at Christie’s of London (University of Glasgow) in the Acquisition and Appraisal of Pre-Renaissance Antiquities.  We’re not supposed to ask how long it took these young ladies to complete their education! 

She considers all of this domestic chaos a blessing because, besides making her a more compassionate and experienced teacher, she truly understands that it is because of the LD and AD(H)D children and adults in our world that we have any creativity or invention at all.  “What a dull world we would live in if no one thought outside of the box.  Some of these kids don’t even know the BOX EXISTS!”

The message that Ellie Schaumberg brings to parents and students is a positive one: hope and encouragement.  There is nothing that you and your children can’t accomplish if you want it badly enough to work hard for the goal, and there is no one more important in your child’s life than you – the parent(s).  If YOU believe he/she can “make it”, AND the goal is something that the child also wants, you can’t miss!  You are your child’s BEST RESOURCE!

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"Understanding The Life Long Journey of Adults With AD/HD"

 
Sari Solden, MS LMFT

For men and women with AD/HD, their partners and professionals who want to help:

Learn the secrets to living successfully with these kinds of differences.

Discover the special challenges of being diagnosed as an adult.

Sari Solden, MS LMFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI who has worked with men and women with AD/HD for the past 15 years.  She is the author of Women with Attention Deficit Disorder and her newest book is Journeys Through ADDulthood  which is for both men and women as well as mental health professionals.  Solden trains mental health professionals on counseling adults with AD/HD and is a prominent speaker at both at national and international AD/HD conferences as well as a frequent contributor to publications on this subject.  She serves on the professional advisory board of ADDA and has served on the program conference committee for national CHADD. Her areas of specialization include inattentive AD/HD, women’s issues as well as the long term counseling issues for men and women not diagnosed until adulthood.

Sari was the 1996 recipient of ADDA’s award for outstanding service by a helping professional.

www.sarisolden.com

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"Memory, AD/HD & Learning:  A Real Juggling Act!"

Steven Spector, Ph D



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Debbie Stanley, MA, Professional Organizer     

Debbie Stanley, owner of Red Letter Day Professional Organizers, specializes in helping chronically disorganized clients to gain control of their lives. She emphasizes that disorganization is just a problem to be solved, not a character flaw. If you're overwhelmed by the sheer bulk of clutter, overdue bills, or incomplete tasks hanging over your head, a Professional Organizer can help.

A professional organizer is a consultant who helps clients get their lives and businesses organized and operating at peak efficiency with minimal stress. Some professional organizers perform hands-on organizing, some serve as coaches, and some do both. Some prefer to work solely in residential, home office, or corporate settings, and some do it all.

Phone: 586-746-1428      http://www.rldpo.com

P.O. Box 132. Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48046

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"ADD/ADHD & Accommodations & Assistive Technology = ACCESS" 

Linda G. Sisson, MA, LLPC, NCC Director, Office of Disability Support Services, Oakland University

Linda Sisson is a graduate of the Masters of Counseling program from Oakland University; a Limited Licensed Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.  Linda advises and counsels post-secondary students with disabilities on issues such as transitioning to college, gaining self-advocacy skills, and the career development & decision-making process.  Linda supervises the coordination of services and accommodations that provide access to all educational & student life programs at Oakland University. 

Oakland University, 106 North Foundation Hall, Rochester MI  48309

Phone: ( 248 )  370 - 3266, TDD:  ( 248 )  370- 3268,

E-mail: lgsisson@oakland.edu

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"The Ten Committments"
Values Based Support on Behalf of Youth Experiencing AD/HD
 
Bernie Travnikar, BA, MAT, Ed D, Lead Consultant
 
Bernie is an "Old Dog" who has worked on behalf of persons who experience various forms of disability for more than 35 years.  He spent most of those years "Impersonating an Administrator" and now greatly enjoys the opportunity to offer uncensored views regarding what he has come to believe is possible, and what is just.
 
Ten values based assertions will be offered for consideration by attendees.  At least 1/3 of the session will be allocated to active discussion between the presenter and those in attendance.
 
Travnikar Innovation Resources, 1674 Giddings Road, Pontiac, MI 48340
 
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Presented in Spanish:

Qué es y qué no es el Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad.  Implicancias para el tratamiento.

English Translation:  (What It Is and What It Is Not - AD/HD Implications for Treatment)

Orlando L. Villegas, Ph D, Clinical Psychologist

Esta presentación es en EspaZol y se focaliza en la confusión que existe en relación a la definición y diagnóstico del TDAH. El expositor presentará una variedad de situaciones donde el diagnóstico de "conducta hiperactiva" es asignado sin tomar en consideración los protocolos y criterios científicamente definidos por la Asociación Psiquiátrica Americana y otras organizaciones profesionales. Esta informalidad en la asignación del diagnóstico afecta cualquier decisión sobre el tratamiento más apropiado. El Dr.Villegas conversará sobre la relación existente entre los síntomas más comunes en niZos con desordenes de conducta, incluyendo el TDAH, los estilos de crianza en el hogar y el nivel de estrés experimentado por la familia.

This presentation is in Spanish and focalizes on the current confusion regarding the definition and diagnosis of ADHD. The presenter discusses a variety of situations were the diagnosis of ADHD is assigned without taking into consideration the diagnostic criteria defined by the American Psychiatric Association and other professional organizations. This situation affects any decision made regarding the most appropriate treatment. Dr. Villegas will discuss the relationship between the symptoms of disruptive behavior disorders, including ADHD, parenting styles, and parental stress levels.

Orlando L. Villegas, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist working in the Child and Family program at Southwest Solutions in Detroit. He is also a private practitioner at the Cruz Clinic in Livonia, Michigan. He received his Licenciatura in Psychology from the Universidad Católica del Perú and his MA in Counseling from Oakland University.

Graduated from Wayne State University, he received his doctorate in Psychology from the WSU Educational and Psychology program. In association with the department of Psychology from Oakland Schools, Dr Villegas has authored and coauthored several briefs publications regarding ADHD and Learning Problems. Some of his publications have been translated into Spanish and Arabic. Native from Peru, enthusiastic world coins collector and father of 5 children Dr. Villegas specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD and other disruptive behavior disorders. In his practice he places special emphasis in a variety of cultural factors that influence the understanding of the behavior in children and adolescents.

Southwest Solutions, 1700 Waterman Street, Detroit, MI 48207, (313) 841-8900

Cruz Clinic , 17177 N. Laurel Park Dr. Suite 131, Livonia, MI 48152, (734) 462-3210

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"Frequently Asked Questions About AD/HD and Medications"

This presentation is interactive with the audience.

Please prepare and bring questions that YOU can ask the Doctors.

Joel L. Young, MD, Medical Director

Birgit Amann, MD, Associate Medical Director 

Bring your questions about AD/HD and MEDICATIONS.

Joel Young M.D., Medical Director:

 

Dr. Young is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine.  He was then trained at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he served as Chief Resident of Adult Psychiatric Services. 

 

He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Additionally, he holds added qualifications in adolescent, geriatric and forensic psychiatry.  Dr. Young’s primary professional interests involve the treatment of affective disorders and the study of AD/HD throughout the life cycle.  Dr. Young has served as primary investigator in numerous AD/HD and mood disorder medication trials. He is also the author of many articles, and lectures extensively throughout the country.

 

 

Birgit Amann, M.D., Associate Medical Director:

Dr. Amann is a 1994 graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She pursued her residency in Adult Psychiatry through the Henry Ford Health Systems from 1994 through 1997.  Following her residency, she completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Following graduation, Dr. Amann became Associate Medical Director for the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, MI. She treats children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Amann is board certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry.

Dr. Amann serves as both a primary and sub-investigator in numerous AD/HD and mood disorder medication trials. Her professional interests include the treatment of affective disorders and AD/HD through the life cycle. Dr. Amann also lectures extensively on various topics throughout the country, and has been the expert faculty for several national television and radio broadcasts.

 

Phone:  248-608-8800   http://www.rcbm.net/

Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine, 441 South Rochester Road, Rochester Hills

2003 Speakers Below:

Dr. Patricia Quinn, MD www.addvance.com www.ncgiadd.org

Dr. Patricia Quinn is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, D.C. area and the Director of the National Center for Gender Issues and AD/HD (www.ncgiadd.org). A graduate of the Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Dr. Quinn has worked for over 30 years in the areas of ADHD and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on Lifetime TV's New Attitudes and the PBS show, To the Contrary discussing the issue of girls and women with ADD. Dr. Quinn also appeared in the video aired on PBS titled, OUTSIDE IN: A Look at Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Dr. Quinn is the author of several other books on ADHD. These include the best-selling book, "Putting on the Brakes: A Young People's Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for children in the 8 to 12 year old group", the companion workbook, The "Putting on the Brakes" Activity Book for Young People with ADHD, and "The Best of Brakes" Activity Book. She is editor of "ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with ADD" and author of "Adolescence and ADD: Gaining the Advantage". Dr. Quinn is also co-editor of "ADDvance", an Online Magazine for Women with ADD".

Her books, "ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER: Diagnosis and Treatment from Infancy to Adulthood" and "Voices from Fatherhood: Fathers, Sons, and ADHD" have been well received. Her latest book, "Understanding Girls with ADHD", was coauthored with Drs. Nadeau and Littman and is groundbreaking in its presentation of this population. Dr. Quinn is one of the leading national specialists on women's issues and AD/HD. She has co-authored three award-winning books on the topic: "Understanding Girls with AD/HD", "Understanding Women with AD/HD", and "Gender Issues and AD/HD".



Birgit Amann, MD Rochester Center for Behavoral Medicine,

Phone 248-608-8800, www.rcbm.net, 441 South Rochester Road, Rochester Hills

Dr. Amann is the Director of Child and Adolecent Services at RCBM. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her focus is on the treatment of children and adolecents with psychiatric disorders.

Laurie Assadi, MA Eds Phone: 269-384-2270

Clinical Center For Learning & Development. 1803 Whites Road, Kalamazoo

Laurie Assadi ia a fully approved School Psychologist, Limited Licence Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director of the Clinical Center For Learning & Development, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, specializing in diagnosing and treating children and adults with Mood Disorders and AD/HD since 1987.



Dr. Terry Dickson, MD Phone: 231-932-1250 behavmed@travese.net

Terry received his MD at Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in 1982. He is currently the director of The Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan, which serves and supports children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. Dr. Dickson was engaged in the private practice of pediatrics for 15 years before starting an ADHD clinic. After attending a national conference on ADHD three years ago, he decided that his life work needed to be helping and serving individuals with ADHD. He is the father of two children, and having been diagnosed with ADHD several years ago as an adult, understands the challenges of fathering children from an ADHD standpoint.



Susan Benson

Program Director for Oakland County Wrap Around

Wrap-around is a metaphor for enveloping children experiencing mental health problems with whatever services they require in order to cushion them from complex, multi-dimensional stressors. The services are individualized, the construction of which are guided by the specific needs of children and their families. Wrap-around services not only seek to provide a comprehensive array of home and/or school based professional services, but work to maximize the strengths of families, their natural support systems, and their communities.



Wilma R. Fellman, M Ed LPC WRZF@aol.com

Career and Life Planning Counselor. Presents workshops on Career Choices with ADD, and other challenges. Author of : "The Other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids and Parents" and "Finding A Career That Works For You". Contributing-author of "Understanding Women with AD/HD". Professional Advisory Board, CH.A.D.D. Eastern Oakland County. Co-Presenter in video (with Jennifer Bramer): "Success in College and Career with ADD". President-Elect of Michigan Career Development Association. Wilma is the founder and coordinator of MAAAN, Michigan Adolescent and Adult ADD Network, for Professionals.



Joyce Lane Ginsberg, M Ed Phone: 248-851-9042 ginsbergj@aol.com

Special Education Consultant / Advocate. Consult and advocate for students from pre-school (PPI) through college to secure their certification through the federal and state laws. Recommend placement, attend school meetings and IEPs, write drafts of goals and objectives and accommodations, etc. On the National Board of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, active in CHADD.



Nanci Hester, MS

Nanci Hester has an educational and professional background in health education. She is a researcher and writer in the area of mental health and the family. Her work on how children with AD/HD impact their non-AD/HD siblings has appeared in CHADD's Attention magazine. Ms.Hester is a frequent speaker at national conferences.



Beverly Hull, Ph D

817 Tenth Avenue, Port Huron, MI 48060 (810) 985-3276

Beverly Hull is a licensed clinical psychologist on staff at the Huron Behavior and Learning Center in Port Huron, Michigan. Dr. Hull specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with AD/HD and related learning and behavior problems.



Paul Jacobs, Ph D Phone: 248-647-5320

BeaconHill Clinic, 31000 Lahser Road, Suite 1, Birmingham

Licensed Psychologist. Works with ADHD individuals; evaluates and works with those of all ages including adults. Helps families understand and process import of ADHD on families.



Terry Matlen, MSW ACSW

Phone: 248-988-1260 www.addconsults.com

630 North Woodward #302, Birmingham

Terry Matlen is a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in adult Attention Deficit Disorders. In addition to being a therapist and ADD coach, Terry serves as Vice President of ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorders Association) and is coordinator of the Eastern Oakland County CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD) Chapter in Michigan.

She is the founder and moderator of the first Internet mailing list for ADD professionals. She is also an active member of the Michigan Adolescent and Adult ADD Network for Professionals (MAAAN).

Terry is a nationally-recognized speaker on the topic of AD/HD, having presented locally and nationally, and has a special interest in women with attention deficit disorder and parenting the AD/HD child when one or both parents also has AD/HD.



Fran Parker, Ph D Phone: 248-932-2500

28800 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills

Fran Parker is a fully licensed psychologist in private practice in Farmington Hills. She works with AD/HD children, adolescents, andadults and runs an adult support group. She is the co-coordinator of CHADD of E. Oakland County. She is a parent advocate for CAUSE (Citizens alliance to uphold Sp ED), a member of MAAAN, and on the board of MACED ( MI Assoc of Children with Emotional Disorders). She has an AD/HD son who is a sophmore in college and an AD/HD spouse.



Eleanor D. Payson, MSW ACSW Phone: 586-776-8077 http://www.eleanorpayson.com/adhd/

20816 East Eleven Mile Road #201, St. Clair Shores

Eleanor Payson is a licensed marital and family therapist, practicing individual, marital, and family therapy for the past eighteen years. Eleanor has been involved in the treatment of ADD/ADHD individuals, with a specialization in helping couples when one or both partners have ADD or ADHD. Eleanor has discovered that a number of Imago therapy tools are uniquely helpful for AD/HD couples. A strong advocate for helping AD/HD couples recognize the benefits of Imago therapy, Eleanor assists couples in learning to adapt these tools to fit their individual needs as it relates to neurological and psychological strengths and weaknesses.



Arthur Robin, Ph D Phone: 248-647-5320

3100 Lasher Road #1, Beverly Hills

Dr. Arthur Robin is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, and a licensed psychologist in practice in Beverly Hills, Michigan, where he specializes in adolescent and adult ADHD. In addition to many articles, grants, and chapters, he has written three books, ADHD in Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment (1998), Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict: A Behavioral Family Systems Approach (1989), and Defiant Teens (1999, with R. Barkley and G. Edwards). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the leader of its Professional Advisory Board. In 2002 he was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for his contributions to the field of AD/HD.



Dr. Kyle Smith, DO Phone 313-875-7601
Neigborhood Service Organization (NSO) - Life Choices
8600 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202

Dr. Smith is a Psychiatrist working with both children and adults. Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) works in conjunction with existing agencies to identify the social, health and welfare needs of the community and to develop programs to meet these needs.



Debbie Stanley, MA Phone: 586-746-1428 http://www.rldpo.com

P.O. Box 132. Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48046

Debbie Stanley, owner of Red Letter Day Professional Organizers, specializes in helping chronically disorganized clients to gain control of their lives. She emphasizes that disorganization is just a problem to be solved, not a character flaw. If you're overwhelmed by the sheer bulk of clutter, overdue bills, or incomplete tasks hanging over your head, a Professional Organizer can help.

A professional organizer is a consultant who helps clients get their lives and businesses organized and operating at peak efficiency with minimal stress. Some professional organizers perform hands-on organizing, some serve as coaches, and some do both. Some prefer to work solely in residential, home office, or corporate settings, and some do it all.



Dr. Joel L. Young, MD Phone: 248-608-8800 http://www.rcbm.net/

Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine, 441 South Rochester Road, Rochester Hills

Dr. Young is a 1982 graduate of the College of Literature Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 1989 he graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He pursued his residency between 1989-1993 at the University of Michigan Hospitals where he became the Adult Service Chief Resident. Dr. Young is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychology and Neurology. Dr. Young is certified by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, he holds added qualifications in Geriatric, Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Young is the Medical Director and founder of Rochester Center for Behavior Management. He also serves on staff at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, and at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester where he served as the first medical director of Psychiatric Emergency Services. His primary interests involve the treatment of ADHD, Affective Disorders, and Mood Disorders throughout the life cycle.

The Michael Golds Memorial AD/HD Conference
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