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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) For Adult ADHD

  • April 28, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Livestream event via Zoom – Link will be sent 2 days prior to the event


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3.0 CE Hours


This workshop is for clinicians interested in providing evidence-based psychotherapy for adult ADHD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults with ADHD is an effective evidence-based treatment. Even though stimulant medications are considered first-line treatment, many stimulant-treated patients continue to experience functional impairments. Multiple randomized controlled clinical trials have shown that CBT provides meaningful and enduring ADHD symptom improvements (Huang et al., 2019; Safren et al., 2010; Solanto et al., 2018; Young et al., 2020). Secondarily, it helps alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety and improves quality of life (Young et al., 2015). There are additive benefits of combining CBT for ADHD with medications (Cherkasova et al., 2020). The goal of CBT for adult ADHD is to help clients learn and use the organizational and problem-solving skills to tackle their day-to-day problems associated with procrastination, distractibility, and difficulty with time management. This approach also emphasizes addressing maladaptive thinking patterns that perpetuate ADHD symptoms.

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Kim

Dr. Joseph Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) at the University of Utah, with a joint appointment at the Salt Lake City VA. He has an active individual and group therapy practice at the University of Utah HMHI Downtown Clinic where he sees adults with ADHD and other disorders with executive function problems. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, completed pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center, and a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine.


  1. Learn the basic principles of CBT for ADHD to effectively treat clients.
  2. Learn how to identify and problem-solve common pitfalls encountered in CBT for ADHD.
  3. Acquire working knowledge of day-to-day running of individual and group CBT for ADHD.

Core components CBT for adult ADHD:

  1. Intake interview and providing an introduction to adult ADHD and goal setting with clients.
  2. Teaching clients the core skills to more effective including prioritizing and managing time; reducing distractibility and procrastination; and controlling external environments/stimulus.
  3. Problem-solving and troubleshooting clients’ challenges to using the core skills, including identifying and modifying dysfunctional beliefs associated with ADHD symptoms.
  4. Identification of personal values, goal and activity planning, and monitoring progress.
  5. Incorporating mindfulness approaches and looking beyond therapy termination by helping clients set up a system of continued engagement, growth, and self-accountability.

Program Content:

This CE focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature.

This presentation is relevant to psychological practice, education, and science. It also reflects the relevant benefits, limitations, and most common/severe risks found in the literature.

Program content is designed at an intermediate level which assumes participants have equivalent of doctoral education in psychology, but no specialized knowledge in this area.

Registration Fees

   UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
 Early bird registration active through April 21, 2023  $75  $125
 After early bird registration $100  $150

 UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
 No Charge  $15
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