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S23-205 The Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

200 Adults, Couples & Families |  800 Online
Jill RachBeisel, MD, DFAPA
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



The workshop will provide the learner with a current day understanding of Adult ADHD, presenting challenges, how to diagnosis, and a multi-pronged approach to treatment. A full review of present-day common presentations and confounding variables is presented. Active discussion, sharing of participants experiences, and working with families are all included. There is a detailed approach to treatment, including psychopharmacology and behavioral techniques.



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Dr. Jill A. RachBeisel is the Irving J. Taylor Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Chief of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center. A general psychiatrist, she focuses on adults with serious and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders and women’s mental health.  

Dr. RachBeisel is a board-certified general psychiatrist. She received her medical degree from the Penn State University School of Medicine in Hershey, PA and completed her adult residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. During her training she received multiple awards including the Burrows Welcome Fellowship and the Eugene Brody Award in Outstanding Psychotherapy. Following her training, Dr. RachBeisel began her career here at the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry where she remains today. She is an established clinical scientist and educator with a strong administrative/leadership focus. From the start of her career Dr. RachBeisel gravitated to the development of clinical programs driven by evidence-based, scientifically established interventions serving those in most need of mental health care. She became an established leader moving though many roles within the Department of Psychiatry including the Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, Adult Division Director, Community Psychiatry Division Director, Chief of Clinical services and finally Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs before she assumed the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.  

Dr. RachBeisel’s contribution to science is based on a strong collaborative model bringing clinicians and researchers together where clinical questions and curiosity drive the investigative studies. Specific areas of interest include systems of care and meeting the medical needs of persons with mental illness, integrating medical care into mental health and substance use disorders programs, the collaborative care model of mental health services within primary and specialty programs and measurement-based care including the monitoring of the Quality of Life in persons with severe mental illness. Women’s mental health and working with adults with ADHD have also taken a front row seat as she promotes the wellness of Maryland residents.  

A well established leader in mental health care in Maryland, Dr. RachBeisel has been nominated as one of Maryland’s Top Women for 2021. 

Agenda & Learning Objectives


8:45 - 9:00 

Registration/Log on 

09:00 - 10:30 


10:30 - 10:45 


10:45 - 12:00 

Lecture Continued 


Questions & Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • The learner will understand a solid reliable method of diagnosis, including the DSM definition and applications  

  • The learner will be able to identify common presentations 

  • The learner will understand the interface of addictions, ADHD, and respective treatments 

  • The learner will have a comprehensive understanding of behavioral interventions and resources to assist their patients in functional improvement 

Bibliography & References


American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.).

Steven A. Safren, S. Sprich, C. Perlman, M. Otto]. (2005). Mastering your adult ADHD : a cognitive-behavioral treatment program : Client Workbook. Oxford ; New York :Oxford University Press.

Ginsberg Y, Quintero J, Anand E, Casillas M, Upadhyaya HP. Underdiagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adult Patients: A Review of the Literature. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2014;16(3)

World Health Organization 2003. Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale-V1.1 Symptom Checklist. WHO Composite International Diagnostic Interview.

National Institute of Mental Health. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. No. 21-MH-3572, 2021

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 6 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after March 31, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms




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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


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