By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC
Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy, and Resources in Adults with ADHD Patricia Elizabeth Newark1, Marina Elsässer1, and Rolf-Dieter Stieglitz1 2012
Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are often targets of very negative, hurtful comments. When attacked, they experience an amygdala hijack and fall into fight, flight, or freeze, which can trigger hours of rumination.
In our previous articles, we talked about a significant issue in the coaching profession: anyone can call themselves an ADHD coach, regardless of whether they have actually received any training. We also discussed the preeminent governing bodies in the coaching profession and how they help identify quality, well-trained coaches.
Now we’re going to talk more specifically about certification as it relates to Life and ADHD coaches.
Overview and Recommendations
by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC
We previously discussed the issues facing the ADHD coaching profession: anyone can call themselves an ADHD coach, regardless whether they have actually received any training.
The second article in our series is about how to identify quality training and what a client seeking a qualified, certified ADHD coach, from an accredited program, needs to know to make an informed decision based on facts, not conjecture.
We are very pleased to announce that David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC; Founder and President of ADD Coach Academy, has been selected for induction into the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame.
Honorees to the CHADD Hall of Fame are recognized for their leadership, innovation and commitment to serving the ADHD community.
Distinguishing Between Certification, Credentialing, and Accreditation
The following is a multi-part article that addresses a vital need in both the ADHD community of adults, and the life coaching profession: what do we do with an industry that doesn’t regulate its coaches, where anyone can call themselves a “certified” ADHD coach regardless of whether they have actually received training from a credible, established, accredited program?
How are adults—especially those who’ve only discovered their ADHD diagnoses in recent years—supposed to find a qualified coach with highly specialized training in adult ADHD?
For that matter, why should an adult take advantage of all the support a coach can offer when anyone is allowed to call themselves an ADHD coach?
by David Giwerc
Research clearly indicates psychopharmacology’s prominent role as an ADHD intervention.
Even if the primary care physician is comfortable with treating an ADHD adult, the typical office visit does not allow sufficient time to address every issue that confronts the newly diagnosed adult ADHD patient.
The patient may leave with an appropriate ADHD medication regimen, but many other critical problems related to the diagnosis may remain unaddressed.
Since its inception in 1999, the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) has embraced both distance e-Learning and adult learning principles in our ADHD coach training and educational courses.
Our program is specifically designed to leverage the advantages of voice-to-voice training, traditional classroom structure, and interactive, flexible, creative online learning.
It’s designed to engage and activate the unique brain wiring of all of our coaching students.
David Giwerc, MCC, MCAC Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy will present "Are There Character Strengths Associated with Adult ADHD?"
CHADD 28th Annual International Conference
November 11, 2016 at 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Hilton Orange County/ Costa Mesa, CA