MentorCoach is proud to announce the following exciting master class:  

Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching MasterClass

Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Master Class
With Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC

12 Mondays at 12:00 pm Eastern
Starts Monday, October 23, 2017
12 classes of 60 minutes each
Class Time for All Time Zones

Or 3 Payments of $249
(plus optional $75 for CEs)
12 hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs
Class size limited. First come, first served.

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Hear Alan Graham, Dean of the ADHD Coach Training Program, and Ben Dean talk about this class: How it's structured; How ADHD coaching skills are taught. How Alan, now nationally known as an ADHD coach and trainer, first got interested in ADHD and how his own career development will inform this class. Plus more (24 mins). Click here to stream the audio or download an mp3 here


Become a Certified ADHD Coach.
By taking this course, you will have completed 12 hours toward the 38 ADHD coach-specific training hours needed for certification as a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) through the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). Click here for more certification information.

1. About the Class

The Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Master Class is for coaches with experience working with individuals with AD/HD or who have a very strong interest in doing so. This class can also be of benefit to coaches who work with clients who struggle with organization, prioritization and time management. This is a twelve-hour class.

At the conclusion of this class, each participant will have a toolkit of practical interventions that can be used immediately in their coaching. Topics covered include: the logistics of AD/HD coaching, time management, social skills, relationships, maintaining self-esteem, working with children and adolescents, acceptance of the diagnosis.

In this interactive class, participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring case vignettes of individuals with AD/HD they have worked with in coaching or other helping interactions. We will use these cases to elaborate on the many approaches one can take when working with this population.

2. Learning Objectives

• Know the unique core competencies required on an ADHD coach.
• Learn what positive psychology interventions facilitate ADHD coaching.
• Identify the techniques and approaches to coaching individuals with ADHD and their families that differ from general coaching skills.
• Increase knowledge of the biological bases of ADHD and the phenomenological experience of individuals with ADHD.
• Create a toolkit of practical interventions to use with clients with ADHD symptoms or with clients who have challenges with organization, prioritization, time management and relationships.

3. Resources

Alan Graham will provide a rich and varied reading list of books, web sites and other resources to help support an ADHD Coaching practice. Homework will be assigned with class members having rotating homework partners. Homework will include readings, role-playing coaching and discovery of ADHD coaching interventions to be shared with the class.

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4. The Twelve Weeks

Class 1

What is AD/HD Coaching?
Class 2 What are the AD/HD Core Competencies?
Class 3 Setting the Stage for Coaching - The experience of the Client with AD/HD
Class 4 The Experience of the Client with AD/HD: AD/HD and the Brain
Class 5 Goal Setting Orientation
Class 6 Daily Living, Time Management
Class 7 Work and/or School Issues and Organizational Strategies
Class 8 Social Skills and Relationships
Class 9 Building and Maintaining Self-Esteem
Class 10 Coaching with Parents and Children and Teens: Collaborating with Other Professionals, Part 1
Class 11 Coaching with Parents and Children and Teens: Collaborating with Other Professionals, Part 2, Conclusion
Class 12 Coaching with Parents and Children and Teens: Collaborating with Other Professionals, Part 2, Conclusion

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5. The Class Schedule
Our class will meet for 12 Mondays at 12:00 pm Noon Eastern starting October 23, 2017. Each class will meet for 60 minutes. We will not meet on December 25, 2017 or January 1, 2018. Our final class will be January 29, 2018.

6. Open to All
There are no prerequisites for this class. It is open to all, both within the MentorCoach Community and without.

7. Coach Certification
This class provides twelve hours toward toward the 38 ADHD coach-specific training hours needed for certification as a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) through the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). This class also provides twelve hours toward MentorCoach Certification for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #10 below.) It can also provide twelve hours toward ICF Certification via an Accredited Coach Training Program such as MentorCoach or via the ICF Portfolio Approach.

8. ICF Coach Continuing Education

This class is approved for twelve hours of ICF CCEUs from the International Coach Federation for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #10 below.) There is no fee for ICF CCEUs.

9. CEs

This class is also approved for twelve hours of CEs (continuing education units) for social workers (NASW) and Marriage and Family Therapists in California (BBS). The CE administration fee is $75.

To receive credit for CEs, students must pay the CE fee and be present for ten of the twelve classes. (See #10, Attendance Requirements)

Note: The CE fee is $75 and applies only if you are a licensed mental health professional in the US and need CEs from NASW. Otherwise, when you register, indicate that you do not need to pay the CE fee by choosing the "Base Unit Price with NO CE's" registration option.

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10. Attendance Requirements

Every class is recorded. Some students may listen to some or all of the classes by recording at their leisure. However, to receive credit for CEs, ICF CCEUs, credit toward MentorCoach or ADHD Coaching Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, students must be present for ten of the twelve classes.

Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement for receiving CEs, credit toward MentorCoach or ADHD Coach Certification, ICF CCEUs, or toward receiving a Class Certificate of Completion.


11. Refund Policy

You may withdraw your registration at any time before the beginning of the second one hour class and receive a full refund. You are responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw before the beginning of the second class.

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Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Master Class
Instructor: Alan Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC

Dr. Alan R Graham, Dean of the MentorCoach ADHD Coach Training Program, teaches this course by global teleconference from his office in Park Ridge, Illinois. As a therapist, coach, educator, author, and presenter, Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., has over two decades of experience helping thousands of ADHD children, adolescents, adults, and their families navigate life's challenges, and gain the tools they need to manage emotional issues. Initially trained as a secondary and elementary school teacher, Alan furthered his education by obtaining his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University and completing his clinical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Alan was in MCP 3 and is a long standing member of the trainer team for MentorCoach.

Alan has earned the designation of Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation and was a Pod Leader for the Martin Seligman's Authentic Happiness Coaching Program. Alan also has certification as a Master Certified AD/HD Coach (MCAC) by the Professional Association of AD/HD Coaches (PAAC). He serves on the board of this organization.

Alan's experience has included working with difficult children and adolescents in therapeutic day schools, inpatient, and outpatient settings. While creating his group practices, ACP Consultants, and the ADD Centers, he also held the position of adjunct professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

As a way of giving back to the profession, Alan serves as the Illinois representative to and the chair of the steering committee of the American Psychological Association Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN). He also served on the board of the Illinois Psychological Association Clinical Practice Section and was the chair of the Health Care Reimbursement Committee.

Alan is a member of the national organization of CHADD and has served on the Professional Advisory Board for the Chicago CHADD chapter. It is in this spirit of service that Alan and Bill Benninger, PhD created as a means to share practical information with families and individuals who live with ADHD every day.

Recognized for his work by peers and clients alike, he presents and writes on psychological health, ADHD, child and family, and business of practice issues internationally. Alan is married and has grown children, two daughters and a son.

Alan's office address is: 1580 N Northwest Highway, Suite 311D, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068. His office phone is: 847-824-1235. His email is His website is

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