Making Sense of Attention Problems

A 5-week online course offered by the Neufeld Institute’s continuing education program via our virtual campus. It includes 4 hours DVD material with Gordon Neufeld, 5 hours of support sessions with Deborah MacNamara, discussion forums, and supplementary resources.

Date: January 7, 14, 28, Feb 4, 2015
Location: Neufeld Virtual Campus, register at (courses)
Time: support sessions 5:00-6:00pm, *Jan. 28 only – 5:00-7:00 pm
Fee: $200 or $275 including hard copy DVD

Course Description
The Attention Deficit Disorder label has placed attention issues at the fore of public consciousness but without the foundational knowledge enabling us to find our way through a glut of confusing and often conflicting information. While an ADD diagnoses describes symptoms of an attention problem, it lacks an explanation of the emotional and developmental dynamics that may underlie it and focuses on managing symptoms instead of effecting a cure.

Participants will gain an understanding of how the attentional system develops and what can go wrong and why. Participants will learn to differentiate between three basic kinds of attention problems that can all lead to an ADD diagnosis. The ultimate objective of the course is to provide participants with strategies for addressing the roots of the attention problems so that symptoms can abate, regardless of their underlying cause.

DVD Presenter: Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children, youth, and those responsible for them. He is a foremost authority on child development, an international speaker, and bestselling author.

Course Facilitator: Dr. Deborah MacNamara is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and in private practice with over 20 years experience working with adults in making sense of children and youth.

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