The BC Psychological Association would like to invite you to participate in raising awareness of ADHD and our free public talk,“Making Sense of ADHD”. The talk, by Dr. Noah Susswein, takes place on Tuesday October 27th, from 7-8pm in the Community Room at the Adler University (1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver). Learn more here >>>
Workshop Description: You’ve probably heard a lot of conflicting things about ADHD. Some experts say that it is a serious medical condition whereas others say that it is a cultural myth. When the experts disagree, it is hard to know what to believe. In this talk, Dr. Noah Susswein will explain how to make sense of this conflicting information. Although it can certainly cause problems, ADHD is best understood not as a ‘deficit’ or a ‘disorder’, even though that is what the Ds in ‘ADHD’ stand for. Rather, ADHD is best understood as a mismatch between a person and certain aspects of his or her environment. And there are many effective options for changing both individuals and environments to achieve a better fit between the two.
Dr. Noah Susswein’s Bio: Dr. Noah Susswein treats children, youth, and adults at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. He has been involved with mental health research, assessment, and treatment for over 15 years in a variety of settings including medical schools, community mental health centres, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Whether working with children or adults, Dr. Susswein uses a strength-based approach that emphasizes self-awareness and courage.