What Kids with ADHD Wish You Knew and How You Can Help: Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning in Children and Teens



October 25 and November 1, 2021, 1 - 4:15 p.m. ET
Instructor: Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
Live interactive webinar

Level: Intermediate
CEs: 6 CEs are available for $10 fee. Participants must attend both sessions to qualify for CEs.

Review CE accreditation and approvals for this course.

As we continue to face the challenges of the pandemic, being able to understand children and teens with ADHD and create effective interventions based on recent research and sound clinical judgment is more important than ever.​​​ In this workshop, Saline explores how listening to and working with the kids diagnosed with ADHD in a collaborative way improves cooperation and success. She presents the unheard voices of children and teens with ADHD as an effective way to assist parents and professionals in thinking differently about the challenges these individuals face and effective interventions to help them. Based on her unique, strength-based approach–’the 5C’s of ADHD parenting,’ Saline shares a variety of helpful and practical solutions to teach kids essential daily living skills that reduce stress and increase positivity. Her collaborative approach integrates mindfulness, cognitive therapy and positive psychology while teaching effective skills to reduce the stress in families’ lives. This workshop will be both didactic and experiential in nature.

Target Audience: 

Social workers and other social service providers

Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction :

Live interactive webinar with discussion. Login information will be emailed immediately after registration to the email address entered during registration. Attendees are visible to one another in Zoom Meeting and are encouraged to be active participants with their camera and/or microphone in order take part in discussion.

System Requirements:

Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software. 

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

Early registration by August 15, 2021: $130
Regular registration by October 24, 2021: $145

CEs: 6 CEs are available for $10 fee. Participants must attend both sessions to qualify for CEs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the biological, behavioral and emotional factors related to ADHD, LD and high functioning ASD as well as executive functioning skills
  2. Examine current research on ADHD and executive functioning including medical and non-medical treatment options.
  3. Discuss how co-existing disorders, learning disabilities, trauma and substance abuse affect ADHD and executive functioning skills in children and teens.
  4.  Define executive functioning skills and use effective, collaborative strategies for improving them.
  5. Describe how to implement practical and useful treatment interventions for reducing conflict and improving cooperation with children, teens and their families living with ADHD.
  6.  Articulate strategies that promote successful professional collaboration with physicians, school personnel and tutors related to these issues.


Day One

  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET
    • Why an integrative, collaborative approach to ADHD?
    • Beyond the ABC’s of ADHD
  • 2:30 - 2:40 p.m. ET    Break      
  • 2:40 -4:15 p.m. ET
    • Medication and alternatives to medication
    • Co-occurring disorders
Day Two
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET 
    • ​Diagnostic tools
    • Therapeutics interventions
  • 2:30 - 2:40 p.m. ET    Break      
  • 2:40 -4:15 p.m. ET
    • School strategies
    • Executive Functioning Skills: Assessment and strategies for home, office and school

About the Instructor:

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., 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, specializes in how ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues affect children, teens, young adults and families. Her unique perspective, namely growing up in a household with a sibling who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of clinical experience, assists her in guiding families as they navigate the confusing maze of information, emotions, stress and conflict related to ADHD. She helps them appreciate the positive aspect of living with ADHD and create successful dialogues, interventions and connections. Saline has also worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parent communication. As an internationally sought-after lecturer and workshop facilitator known for combining her expertise in psychology with a background in theater, she addresses a variety of topics such as understanding ADHD and executive functioning, new tools for managing anxiety, making sense of the teen brain and working with different kinds of learners. Saline is a regular columnist for ADDitudemag.com and Psychologytoday.com. She is a part-time lecturer in the Continuing Education Program at the Smith School for Social Work. A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, she received her master’s degree in psychology from New College of California and her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University.

Completion Requirements for Live Interactive Webinars

Live, interactive webinars are synchronous, virtual courses held in Zoom Meeting. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the training. Participant attendance is tracked through Zoom. To earn CE credit, participants must also complete an evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of the conclusion of the course. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements. Receiving CEs is contingent on attendance and completion of the evaluation.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?

Upon completing the webinar evaluation, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of webinar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records.

Continuing Education Credits and Approvals

Continuing Education (CE) credits offered vary by course. This course only offers the CE credits listed below.  It is the attendees' responsibility to contact their licensing board to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.

Social Work
  • Smith College School for Social Work, #1755, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Smith College School for Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 11/19/2020-11/19-2021. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits. 
  • Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School’s Program of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  • Smith College School for Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0169.
Counselors (LMHC/LPC)


  • Smith College School for Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Smith College School for Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


  • Co-sponsored training events for psychology CE credit with Smith College School for Social Work. Amego Prepare​ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amego Prepare maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Due to changes in continuing education requirements for NY licensed psychologists, APA CE Sponsor credits may not be accepted for re-licensure at this time. Please check the NY Psychology Board regulations for CE requirements currently in effect.

SSW Professional Education Policies

Further information on policies and CE accreditation can be found here.

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