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(p. 3) Psychoeducation and Introduction to Organization and Planning 

(p. 3) Psychoeducation and Introduction to Organization and Planning
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(p. 3) Psychoeducation and Introduction to Organization and Planning
Author(s):

Steven A. Safren

, Susan E. Sprich

, Carol A. Perlman

, and Michael W. Otto

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190235581.003.0001
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date: 21 October 2019

This chapter provides information about the first session in treatment, which includes psychoeducation about ADHD and setting goals for treatment. The modular format of the treatment is described. There is a discussion of identifying and then helping the client resolve potential pitfalls or challenges that may arise. The idea of using calendar and task list systems for organization and planning is introduced. Methods for improving adherence to ADHD medication usage are also discussed. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the client’s motivation for change and a case vignette.

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