MentorCoach is proud to announce the following exciting master class:

Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching -
College Students, Teens, Children and Parents Master Class

Led by Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC

Starts June 2018
One 60-minute class and eight 90-minute classes
13 hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs

$697 or 3 Payments of $249
(plus optional $75 for CE's)

Join us in teleconference for a 13 hour class in Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coaching - College Students, Teens, Children and Parents with Alan Graham, a nationally recognized expert in the area of ADHD and co-founder of

Alan Graham Hear Alan Graham, PhD, Dean of MentorCoach's ADHD Coach Training Program, talk about this class (on college students, teens, kids & parents) and a second class as well (on adults). Lots of information plus you can feel Alan's warm personality and the breadth of his knowledge. He even talks about the first steps he'd recommend if you want to become nationally known in the field. (21 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 13 of the 38 ADHD coach-specific training hours needed to become 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 Advanced ADHD Coaching Master Class - College Students, Teens, Children and Parents is for coaches with experience working with individuals with AD/HD who are looking to gain more knowledge and skill in working with the ADHD population and who want to apply the principles of positive psychology to their ADHD coaching.

During this class, each participant will add to their toolkit of practical interventions and will have the opportunity participate in mentor group coaching. Each class member will coach an individual with ADHD of their choosing and will receive feedback on their coaching from the instructor and other class members. Throughout the class, the principles of positive psychology will be highlighted as they apply to each coaching population.

In this interactive class, participants are required to bring cases 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. Class members will also practice coaching using role-playing.



2. The Nine Weeks

Module 1 Introduction; Core Competencies (ICF, PAAC)
Module 2 Neurobiology of ADHD; Co-existing conditions; Medications
Module 3 Alternative treatments, Coaching college students educational issues
Module 4 Coaching teens family relationships; Demo coaching - college student or teen
Module 5 Coaching parents; Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 6 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 7 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 8 Mentor group ADHD coaching
Module 9 Special topics, wrap-up


3. Learning Objectives

• Continue to develop the coaching skills necessary to apply to be certified at the entry level of ADHD coaching.

• Effectively use the principles of positive psychology while coaching college students, teens, children and parents with ADHD.

• Build ADHD coaching skills through mentor group coaching

• Deepen knowledge of the biological bases of ADHD and the phenomenological experience of individuals with ADHD.

• Add to 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.

4. Readings and 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. Class members will have regular reading assignments and create at least one recording of a coaching session with a college student, teen, child or parent with ADHD. This recording will be shared with the class and the coach will receive feedback on their coaching. Also, as part of homework, class members will coach each other in role playing situations.


5. The Class Schedule



6. Open to All?
This Class is open to all, both within the MentorCoach Community and without.

7. Prerequisites
Yes. In order to take this class, a student must have completed the 12-hour MentorCoach Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching class or have received the permission of the instructor.

8. Tuition Options

Single Payment:
$697 (+ optional CE fee)
For CE information, see #11 below.

Monthly Payments:
Three monthly payments of $249 (+ optional CE fee)
For CE information, see #11 below.

9. Coach Certification

This class provides 13 of 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.

This class also provides thirteen hours toward MentorCoach Certification as an elective for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #10 below.) It can also provide 13 hours toward ICF Certification via an Accredited Coach Training Program such as MentorCoach or via the ICF Portfolio Approach.

10. ICF Coach Continuing Education


This class is also approved for 13 hours of CCEs from the International Coach Federation for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #12 below.) There is no fee for ICF CCEs.

11. CEs

This class is approved for thirteen hours of CEs for social workers (NASW) and Marriage and Family Therapists in California (BBS). The CE administration fee is $75. CEs for psychologists (APA) are not provided for this class.

To receive credit for CEs, students must pay the CE fee and be present for 10.5 classes.

Note: The CE fee applies only if you are a licensed mental health professional in the US and need CEs from one of the organizations listed above (NASW, BBS, etc.) 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.

12. Attendance Requirements

To receive credit for CEs, ICF CCEUs, credit toward MentorCoach Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must be present for 10.5 of the 13 classes. (How do you receive attendance credit for half of a class? By being present only at the beginning or end of a class.)

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

13. 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.

About Alan Graham, Ph.D., PCC, SCAC

Alan R Graham, PhD, 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 Authentic Happiness Coaching Program. Alan also has certification as a Senior Certified AD/HD Coach (SCAC) by the Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching.

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 and is 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 Editorial Board of the Journal of Attention Disorders. Alan is also a member of the national organization of CHADD and 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

Subscribe to the Coaching Toward Happiness Newsletter... It's free.

Coaching Toward Happiness is a free monthly email newsletter. As a subscriber, you'll receive each month (or a little more often) a succinct article devoted to practical strategies for integrating Positive Psychology into your own life and into the lives of others. For more information and to subscribe, click here.


Copyright 2017, MentorCoach