Live Hybrid Course Dates


May 13th, 2024 (3 hours, part 1) time: 1:00pm-4:20pm EST 

May 19th, 2024 (3 hours, part 2) time: 1:00pm-4:20pm EST 



October 21st, 2024 (3 hours, part 1) time: 1:00pm-4:20pm EST 

October 26th, 2024 (3 hours, part 2) time: 1:00pm-4:20pm EST 


This Hybrid Course allows you to attend both the live sessions and the recorded sessions. Once registered, you will have access to all sessions listed for this course. 

What's covered in this course:

  • Define

    You will be able to define the diagnostic criteria for adult ADHD and articulate examples of these criteria.

  • Identify challenges

    You will be able to explain at least ten unique challenges specific to the adult ADHD population.

  • Learn about misdiagnosis

    You will be able to describe factors related to misdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of adult ADHD.

  • Intersectionality + ADHD

    You will be able to acknowledge how intersectionality impacts individuals with adult ADHD.

  • Identify Assessment Tools

    You will be able to identify and apply assessment tools to support the diagnosis of adult ADHD.

  • Neurodivergent-affirming treatment

    You will be able to utilize neurodivergent-affirming treatment interventions for the adult ADHD population.

Learn how to work with adults living with ADHD

Chances are, you have encountered someone with adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in your practice. If you are like many counselors, you may have written off adult ADHD as “just another fad”, believed that it is “something you outgrow”, or assumed that it is “overdiagnosed” in our society. Research actually shows the opposite- that adult ADHD is likely underdiagnosed and/or misdiagnosed, and that these folx do not have the support that they need to navigate the unique challenges that come with adult ADHD (Chung et al., 2019). Additionally, many adults have also developed compensatory strategies that end up masking their challenges (Canela et al., 2017), which means that we, as counselors, have an ethical responsibility to better understand the complexities and nuances of adult ADHD. It is critical to understand (not just on paper, but in practice) how the diagnostic criteria for adult ADHD translate into the therapy room when you are sitting with someone who is struggling. Adult ADHD goes beyond the symptoms described in the DSM, and in fact, research suggests that additional challenges, such as frequent emotional dysregulation, should be considered when assessing and diagnosing adult ADHD (Soler-Gutiérrez et al., 2023). This presentation will explore how to “translate” the diagnostic criteria for adult ADHD into the real world, assessment tools for adult ADHD, unique challenges associated with adult ADHD that are often missed in the diagnostic criteria, factors that influence underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis, neurodivergent-affirming interventions to support individuals with adult ADHD, and how intersectionality impacts individuals with adult ADHD. 

Meet our Expert Instructor

Sarah Mehta, LCMHC, LCAS

Owner and Counselor, Mountain Soul Counseling, PLLC

Sarah Mehta (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in North Carolina. She received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University in 2016, and she has been practicing in the counseling field since 2017. Sarah has experience across multiple settings, including community mental health and PHP/IOP. Sarah has owned her private practice, Mountain Soul Counseling, PLLC, since November 2021. She has received training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), TF-ACT (Trauma-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and she is in the process of completing an ACT for Adult ADHD training, led by practitioner Russ Harris. She specializes in adult ADHD and autism, adult children of emotionally immature parents, and relationship trauma, particularly with folx that identify as BIPOC, queer, or hold other marginalized identities.

Improve your neurodivergent-affirming care!

Approved CE provider

Spring Advisory, PLLC has been approved by The National Board For Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7169. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Spring Advisory, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Art Therapy Credentials Board recognizes CE credits granted by NBCC Approved Continuing Education Providers. All CE from Spring Advisory can be counted towards ATR, ATR-BC, and ATCS credential renewals for art therapists per ATCB.

Spring Advisory is an Illinois Social Work CE Sponsor, #159.001540

Spring Advisory is an Illinois Psychologist CE Sponsor, #268.000141

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Check out other required courses:

From 2023, all licensed health professionals in Illinois are required to take courses on sexual harassment prevention, alzheimer's assessment and treatment, implicit bias training, and mandated reporter training. Each training should be 1 CE credit hour to meet license renewal requirements. First time renewal of LCPC also requires a 18-hour training on supervision.


  • Q: I finished my course, where is my CE evaluation and exam link?

    A: On your course website, look on the left-hand side menu, and find the menu item to the CE eval and exam link. 

  • Q: I finished my exam, but I did not get my certificate, what happened?

    A: It's highly possible that you misspelled your email address when filling out the form. You can retake the exam to get the certificate resent to you. 

  • Q. I passed the exam by 70%, where is my certificate?

    A: You must pass the exam by over 80% in order to obtain your CE certificate, go back to your course page and access the CE link, retake the exam until you pass by 80%. You will be awarded your CE certificate upon passing at 80% or above.

  • Q: I created an account and paid for the course, but when I go to the dashboard, I didn't see my course, what happened?

    A: We often see people create two accounts by mistake due to the misspelling of email addresses. Then the paid course reside in the wrong-email-address account. Unfortunately, this requires manual help. Reach out to the Admin for assistance.

Video: How to use the Spring Advisory Course Website

Compatible Web Technology for Online Course

In order to make sure your course runs well, please make sure your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or smart device has the following:

  1. The most recent version of one of the web browsers in your PC or MAC computer. 
  2. Javascript enabled
  3. PDF plugin
  4. Graphic and audio output capability
  5. Broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 5Mbps (recommended)
  6. TLS 1.2 is supported by your web browser