“pills don’t make skills” and those with adult ADHD likely have some built-up baggage to deal with. A potentially useful, interactive online program that’s FREE is ‘collaborative problem solving” which can be accessed at moodgym.anu.edu.au . This program has been developed in Australia – and although not specific to ADHD it does address issues of ‘warpy thoughts’ and has depression & anxiety screeners.AnonymousInactive
Oops!! What a goof! Yes, online collaborative problem solving techniques developed by Dr. Ross Greene can be assessed at livesinthebalance.org which is more an approach for dealing with inflexible behaviours in children. What I meant to put as the title is “COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY” which is frequently referred to as ‘CBT”. Can a techno-guru with the website correct this mistake and put down the right title to access moodgym.anu.edu.au ?AnonymousInactive
I have found both CBT and Collaborative Problem Solving handy tools to have as a spouse and Mom to 2 fantastic fellas with ADHD. I also liked “The Explosive Child” – found a lot of helpful ideas there to re-frame my thinking about explosive outbursts in young people.
Thanks for the post “busy”. I would encourage anyone to check out these resources.
ADHD isn’t a skill deficit disorder, it’s an output disorder. We have the skills we just can’t get them out!Patte RosebankParticipant
Be careful if you Google “CBT” on its own. Besides being short for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, “CBT” can also be short for a particularly painful sexual fetish.
I’m just saying…AnonymousInactive
“CBT” can also be short for “Cucumber, Bacon, and Tomato”—at least, according to a movie I was in, called “Most Guys Today”, in which there was some confusion over whether a character was referring to the fetish or to the sandwiches.CherylWMember
I went for CBT through the public mental health worker, and I know it works! She went off of Dr. David D. Burns’ book “Feeling Good”. He explains things really good in there. He’s from the U.S., so it’s easier to understand! lol
Another one he wrote is called “Feeling Good Together”. It tells about how we can have better relationships with others, but make sure to go through the CBT first. I’m reading it now, and it’s hard work, but if you want to have better relationships with other adults, it’s worth it.
If you can’t get either from your library, then just look at http://www.amazon.ca and they’re both there.
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