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ADHD Workshop 15 November 2019


Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder using behavioural interventions

Presented By: Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, DPsych (CClin)

This workshop will focus on the assessment and management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents from a psychological perspective. The workshop will cover best practice assessment of ADHD according to DSM-5 criteria and will review the evidence for behavioural interventions in ADHD including interventions that can be considered in both the home and school context (e.g., parent management training, organisational skills training). Key strategies used in efficacious interventions will be discussed.

The workshop will also address the major comorbidities experienced by children with ADHD and argue that management plans need to consider such comorbidities in order to improve outcomes. We will focus on the example of sleep difficulties, which affect 70% of children with ADHD and independently contribute to poorer outcomes. Part of this workshop will provide a practical overview of the efficacious Sleeping Sound with ADHD program, a brief behavioural sleep intervention designed for children with ADHD.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is open to mental health workers, school counsellors, psychologists and clinical psychologists, and others with suitable qualifications and experiences.


Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, DPsych (CClin)

Dr Emma Sciberras is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist who leads the Intervention Research Streams of the Deakin Child Study Centre and Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. Dr Sciberras is also an Honorary Research Fellow and Team Leader in Health Services Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Dr Sciberras specialises in the area of ADHD. She holds a Career Development Fellowship funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, focusing on developing evidence-based interventions for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dr Sciberras has published 90 peer-reviewed papers on the topic of ADHD and has recently authored the book, ADHD and Sleep, An Evidence-Based Guide to Assessment and Treatment. Dr Sciberras has delivered many presentations and workshops on ADHD for scientific audiences, clinicians and the broader community. Dr Sciberras is on the board of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association.

Instructional Method

Lecture and interactive discussion.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe best practice assessment of ADHD.
  2. Understand the efficacy of behavioural interventions for ADHD, delivered at both home and at school.
  3. Draw on practical strategies that can be used to manage ADHD at home and at school.
  4. Understand the importance of considering comorbidities in ADHD and be able to apply brief sleep interventions in clinical practice.

Workshop Times

Registration: 8:30am to 9:00am
Workshop: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Workshop Fees

Early Bird: $330 (until 11 October 2019)
Standard: $390 (for registrations from 12 October 2019)
Student Concession: $230

Registration Closes 10 November 2019.


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Course Materials

All course materials required will be provided on the day of the workshop.

Certificate Of Attendance

In order to receive a certificate of attendance for the workshop you must attend the full day.

Workshop Location

Seminar Room 1.601, Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University, NSW 2103.

Getting To Macquarie University

Macquarie University is 27km (approx. 40 min drive) from Sydney Airport and is easily accessible by car, train and bus. The Macquarie University train station on the Sydney Metro Northwest line.

Parking Options

Macquarie University has several campus carparks that can be paid either using a ticket machine (charged by the hour) or PAYG online via the CellOpark app (charged by the minute). Learn more about visitor parking options here.

Alternatively, free street parking is available on Culloden Road or Waterloo Road, (Macquarie University side).


Local accommodation within walking distance to the venue includes the following:

Cancellation Policy

  1. A 20% cancellation fee will be charged for written cancellations received before 8 November 2019.
  2. No refund is available after the registration deadline of 8 November 2019, however a substitution is permitted (i.e. another person may attend in your absence).
  3. If there are extenuating circumstances preventing your attendance, please contact the CEH via