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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Houston ADD Conference - Strategies for Life with ADHD 26th Annual Conference

Strategies for Life with ADHD
26th Annual Conference
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
15747 John F Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX 77032
Saturday, February 22, 2014

2014 Registration Brochure (PDF — 245 KB)
This event is designed for parents, educators, adults with ADD and mental health professionals. The general session speaker will be Dwight Wolfe, M.D. with UTMB in Galveston covering updated trends in ADHD. Author Chris Zeigler Dendy and her husband, Tommy Dendy will present sessions addressing teen issues. They will introduce their new video for dads. Twenty breakout sessions will cover a wide variety of topics including behavior management, life skills, medication, educational laws, related conditions and classroom strategies. TEA approved CPE credits for educators will be available and continuing education credits, including ethics credits, will be available for social workers, psychologists, Type 1 for OTs, LPCs, and LMFTs. Discounts are available for groups of educators. A limited number of scholarships covering registration and hotel are available for individuals or families coping with ADHD. Mark your calendars and join us.

Featured Speaker
Dwight Wolfe, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX and completed medical school and residency training at UTMB.   He is board certified in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Wolf’s responsibilities at UTMB include the medical directorship of the Psychiatry Department’s outpatient clinics, supervision of residents and medical student education.  He is responsible for the clinical supervision of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residents in their final year of training.  Dr. Wolf serves as the chairman of one of two Institutional Review Boards which oversees all human subject research at UTMB.   His clinical practice includes a broad based patient population with an emphasis on the treatment of ADHD as well as mood disorders.   His research interests include the study of bipolar disorder, and medical student education with an emphasis on team based learning and the use of film and cinema in psychiatric education.   

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Cost of Attendence
Members- $100 (Early Bird $75), Non-Members- $135 (Early Bird $110), Special! (Join now & Attend Conference)- $130 (Early Bird $105)

Early Bird prices end 1/31/2014

Hotel Accommodations DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport 15747 JFK Boulevard, Houston, TX 77032

Go to http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/H/HOUAPDT-ADD-20140221/index.jhtml to make your reservations. ADDA-SR Conference rate is $89/night. Book by February 8, 2014.

CE Credits
Continuing Education Credits available:

  • LPCs                  5.25 Credits
  • LMFTs                5.25 Credits
  • Social Worker     5.25 Credits
  • Educators           5.25 CPE Credits
  • OTs                    5.25 Type 1 Credits
Dress Code  Casual Attire.
8:00 - 8:45 Special Pre-Conference Session (no credits— please register)
1 ABCs of ADHD
  David Brown, M.D. 
Educational Laws Overview, 504 and IDEA
  Rachel Beard, Advocate
Developing Self Control in Young Children
  Sue MacHugh, Trainer 

9:00 - 10:30 Conference Welcome General Session—New Developments in ADHD Treatment  
                  Dwight V. Wolf, M.D.                         AEMP       

10:30—10:45 Break 

10:45— 11:45 
School Success from Elementary to High School
   Kimberly Harrison, MA, LPC, LPA                      EMP
Managing Anxiety in Adult ADHD:  Behavioral Interventions and Self-Management 
   Joel Farb, M.A.                                                 AM         
The Nurtured Heart Approach
   Nancy Kling, M.A., LPC                                     EMP
Mastering Manipulation
  George Burnetz, M.Ed., NCC-LPC                       EMP
5Co Morbids and Medication Management
   Debra Stokan, M.D.                                          AMP 

11:45 - 1:15 Lunch (on your own) 

12:30 - 1:10 Special Sessions—No CEs—Registration not required 
The Doctor Is In, Meds Q & A
  Bernard Rosenberg, M.D.
The Advocate Is In, IDEA and 504 Q & A
  Laura Peddicord, Advocate & Robin Rettie, M.Ed.
3 Clips from Video, Father to Father: Expert Advice on ADHD Dad’s Video
  Chris ZeiglerDendy, M.S. & Tommy Dendy, B.S.
4 Organizing and Leading Support Groups for ADHD
  Aaron Fink, M.D. 

1:15 - 2:15 
Utilization of New Technology in the Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD (Part 1)          
  Jay D. Tarnow, M.D. & Ron J. Swatzyna, Ph.D., LCSW                                             AEMP  
Managing Motivation and Procrastination
  Eddie Rodriguez, B.S., ACT                                 AM
Off the Wall Approaches
  George Burnetz, M.Ed., NCC-LPC                       EMP
Teaching Strategies to Enhance Executive Functions
  Chris Dendy, M.A.                                               EP 

2:15 - 2:45 Beverage Break 

2:45– 3:45 
Utilization of New Technology in the Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD (Part 2)           AEMP   
  Jay D. Tarnow, M.D. & Ron J. Swatzyna, Ph.D., LCSW
2 Sunrise, Sunset – Circadian Rhythms and Learning
  Joshua Rotenberg, M.D                                       AEMP
3 Structured Discipline Communication: Helping Children with Attention Problems 
   Listen,Cooperate and Do!      
   Earl S. Saltzman, Ph.D.                                     EMP
Organization and Task Management
  Evan Weinberger, PH.D.                                      AEMP
Father to Father: Expert Advice on ADHD
  Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S                                      AMP

3:45 - 4:00 Break 

4:00 - 5:00
Surviving the Ride: Parenting Challenging Teens with ADHD
  Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S.  & Tommy Dendy, B.S.                                                       EMP
Story as a Mode of Social Skill Instruction for Students
 Thomas Merriman, Ed.D.                                      EMP
Paper, Paper Everywhere
  Ellen Delap, CPO                                                AEMP
Interpersonal Relationships                                 AM
Ethical Decision Making
  Robbie Sharp, Ph. D.***

*** qualifies for ethics credits              
A - Adults with ADD, Spouses, Parents of adult children, E - Educators M - Mental Health Professionals P - Parents of Children with ADD/ADHD

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