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CR 2-602 Distracted & Obsessed: Helping ADHD and/or OCD Clients

Instructor: Roberto Olivardio
Total Time: 90 minutes
CEUs: 1.5
Conference Year: 2014

Course Description
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are both characterized by executive functioning deficits in the areas of organization, prioritization, motivation, decision-making and dysregulated attention. In addition, 30% of people with OCD also have ADHD. These diagnostic populations represent a target clientele that benefits greatly from the services of professional organizers. We will cover the basics of the ADHD brain and the OCD brain. Marketing strategies will be reviewed, as well as ways to work effectively and successfully with individuals with ADHD and/or OCD. There will be a focus on hoarding disorder, and distinction between OCD-related hoarding and ADHD-related hoarding. Ways to bridge relationships between therapists and professional organizers will be reviewed in helping clients with ADHD and/or OCD.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the executive functioning issues inherent in clients with ADHD and OCD.
2. Develop marketing strategies and realize ways you can be of great benefit to clients with ADHD and/or OCD.
3. Distinguish between OCD-related hoarding and ADHD-related hoarding.
Become familiar with ways to engage and work with clients with both ADHD and OCD.

Code Words
Please be sure to listen for and record the code words given during the presentation. The instructor will explicitly verbalize code words periodically throughout the class (i.e. "The first code word is...") Note: Not all instructors give code words. If you do not hear any, please indicate "none given" on the course evaluation.