Basic ADHD Coach Training
Learn the fundamental core skills of the coaching process and gain a greater understanding of how the coaching process positively impacts clients with ADHD. The Basic Coach Training Program is designed for those students who want to gain a working understanding of the Academy’s ADHD proprietary coaching models, and learn how to successfully apply them (part of our ACTP Accredited Program).
The Basic Coach Training Program package is designed for those students who want to:
- Gain a working understanding of the Academy’s ADHD coaching models, skills and process and learn how to successfully apply them
- Learn how the ADHD coaching process empowers clients with ADHD to make great strides in their life
- Coaching Practicum: Learn & practice the coaching process in class
What is included in the Basic ADHD Coach Training program tuition?
Long Distance Learning: All teleclasses are conducted on the highest quality fiber optic telephone bridge lines.
Module 99 (Simply ADHD Course)
2 teleclasses / week for 6 weeks
Module 100 (Personal Transformation Course)
2 teleclasses/ week for 9 weeks
Module 101-104 (Basic ADHD Coach Training Course)
2-3 teleclasses/ week for 16 weeks
90 minutes (Module 104-60 minutes)
We have gone green! You will receive three extensive, well-organized, electronic ADDCA manuals, which include mind maps for visual learners, proprietary coaching models, and skill sets. Each module in the manual can be downloaded right before the next module begins. (Hard copy manuals are available for additional charge at checkout).
Password-protected student portal:
The student portal provides access to teleclass recordings, library, forums, and announcements.
All teleclasses are recorded so if you miss an occasional teleclass or just want to review, you can listen to the recording 24/7. Listen on your computer or download to your iPod!
Coaching Skills Practicum:
Coaching Skills Practicum (Modules 104) teleclasses provide you opportunities to practice your skills and receive feedback from a credentialed teleclass leader. These Coaching Skills Practicum teleclasses occur throughout the Basic modules. Conducted on the highest quality fiber optic telephone bridge lines, they occur on opposite days of your general teleclasses but usually at the same time of day.
You will be matched with a classmate learning partner and be given weekly coaching exercises so that you can practice each skill in greater depth, in addition to receiving important feedback.
Marketing Support for Basic Certified Coach Graduates:
You will receive a free listing promoting your coaching practice on our highly visited, resourceful and easy to navigate ADDCA Coach Directory upon attaining your certification from the Basic program (AACC).
Please note: The cost of the program does not include..
The Cost for Phone Calls or Internet - Find Out More
The Cost for Mentor Coaching
The Mentor Coaching requirements are cumulative.
The approximate cost Mentor Coaching for the Basic Coach Training would be $750.
The approximate cost Mentor Coaching for the Advanced Coach Training would be additional $750.
The International Coach Federation requires 10 or more hours of mentor coaching to apply for certification, and as an accredited program ADDCA prepares you for certification by mirroring the mentor coach hours requirement. ADDCA does provide a recommended list of mentor coaches who have agreed to hold a few reduced-rate spots for ADDCA mentees.
There is an application fee when you apply for the AACC certification exam.
Course ModulesSimply ADHD Course (M-099 Prerequisite I)
This foundational course will provide you with proven tools and models that powerfully explain ADD/ADHD in everyday language. It will also help you identify how and where ADD/ADHD can impact daily living while improving your ability to manage it more effectively for an enhanced quality of life.
Personal Transformation “PT” (M-100 Prerequisite II)
During this next foundational course, you will engage in a transformational process to discover and explore
new realms of your being that will positively change the way you look at yourself and others.
Introduction to Coaching (M-101 Basic)
This module is designed to introduce you to coaching. We’ll define coaching and discuss what it means to be a coach. We’ll also look at how coaching is distinguished from other professions. We’ll get our first look at the ADDCA Coaching Foundational Principles and the International Coach Federation’s Core Coaching Competencies
LEAP & QuestVersation© Models (M-102 Basic)
This module is designed to introduce you to two basic ADDCA coaching models. These models will serve as a foundation for your coaching, informing and guiding you throughout every coaching session you hold.
Establishing the Coaching Partnership (M-103 Basic)
This module is designed to introduce you to the coaching relationship and how we establish it. We’ll define what a coaching partnership is and discuss the related core competencies. Then we’ll explore how to lay a foundation for the coaching partnership.
Coaching Skills Practicum (M-104 Basic)
Coaching Skills Practicum teleclasses provide you opportunities to practice your skills and receive feedback from a credentialed teleclass leader.
Graduation and Certification Requirements
A student at ADDCA may be taking courses for a variety of purposes. Therefore, ADDCA offers different levels of accomplishment for the Basic ADHD Coach Training program:
I. Certificate of Completion
II. Graduation (AAC designation)
III. Certification (AACC certification) (see requirements below)
I. Certificate of coach training hours Completion (without AAC designation):
A student can receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’ of the ADDCA Basic Coach Training program, without AAC designation, if they elect to only attend and participate in teleclasses and complete the module reviews. Students wanting a 'Certificate of Completion' do not have to complete the requirements of mentor coaching, client coaching hours, welcome packet creation, coaching feedback, and final oral evaluation.
II. Graduation (with AAC Designation):
A student can graduate from the Basic ADHD Coach Training program and receive an ADDCA Associate Coach (AAC) designation. A student can receive an AAC designation with a minimum of 91.5 hours of coach training by:
- Attendance: Completing the Simply ADHD (Module 99) , Personal Transformation (Module 100) and Basic Course (Modules 101-103) at or above the required attendance level
- Module Review Questions: Successfully completing the Module Reviews for each module above
- Coaching Skills Practicum (Module 104) : Meet Coaching Skills Practicum requirements- (Coach 2x / Act as Client 1x / Observe 4 hours)
- Mentor Coaching: Working with an ADHD PCC/PCAC or MCC/MCAC mentor coach for at least 5 hours (all hours can be group mentor coaching) (ICF requires 10 hours and PAAC requires 20 hours to apply for first level certification) *
- Mentor Letter of Recommendation : Obtaining 1 Letter of Recommendation from your mentor coach confirming you are coaching at the AAC/CACP level
- Client Coaching: Submitting a log confirming that he/she has coached at least 2 clients for a minimum of 20 hours (only 5 hours can be pro bono)
- Project: Having completed a Welcome Packet customized toward the coach’s anticipated first client market
- Applying for Graduation: Request to schedule final oral coaching exam. A brief application is required.
- Final Oral Exam: Successfully completing a final oral coaching exam
* Additional fee applies for mentor coaching
III. Certification (AACC Certification**):
IMPORTANT: In order for a student coach to apply for Basic Certification (AACC) they must have graduated with their AAC designation (see above- Graduation with AAC Designation) and met the requirements to apply for (AACC) Certication.(see below- Requirements to Apply for AACC Certification).
Requirements to Apply for AACC Certification:
Before one can apply for this certification at ADDCA, a student must meet the following requirements:
- Be a graduate of the Basic program and have received your AAC designation
- Have coached at least 5 clients and accumulated at least 75 client coaching hours (Up to 25 hours can be pro bono; the rest must be paid coaching hours)
- Have worked with an ADHD PCC/PCAC or MCC/MCAC mentor coach for at least 10 hours over a 3-month period and within the six months prior to your certification application
- Have obtained one letter from an ADHD PCC/PCAC or MCC/MCAC coach who have heard you coach and can attest that you are coaching at the AACC/ACC level
Once a student has graduated from the Basic ADHD Coach Training program with an AAC designation, that student can choose to work toward the next level of graduation (Advanced) or pause and go for graduate certification (AACC) as soon as he/she has met the graduate certification requirements.
This AACC certification will test applicants at the same coaching standards level as the ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC). The benefits of applying for the AACC are that you will be tested by assessors familiar with ADHD coaching and you will have an ADDCA certification stating that you are an ADHD trained coach.
**There is an additional fee for the AACC application process.
PLEASE NOTE: The courses listed below are designed to build upon one another.
They should be taken in the specific order presented below. Contact us if you have questions.
Register early as class sizes are limited.
Module 99 (Simply ADHD Course) *Pick one date only*
(S-60) July 14, 2015 - August 25, 2015 | T&Th 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time
(S-61) September 28, 2015 - November 9, 2015 | M&W 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time
(S-62) November 17, 2015 - January 14, 2016 | T&Th 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time
Module 100 (Personal Transformation Course) *Pick one date only*
(PT-59) July 8, 2015 - September 9, 2015 | M&W 8:00-9:30 PM Eastern Time
(PT-60) September 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015 | T&Th 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time
(PT-61) November 23, 2015 - February 3, 2016 | M&W 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time
(PT-62) January 19, 2016 - March 17, 2016 | T&Th 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time
Module 101-104 (Basic ADHD Coach Training Course) *Pick one date only*
(B-57) May 18, 2015 - August 17, 2015 | M&W 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time
(B-58) July 9, 2015 - October 8, 2015 | T&Th 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time
(B-59) October 7, 2015 - January 18, 2016 | M&W 8:00-9:30 PM Eastern Time
(B-60) November 19, 2015 - March 3, 2016 | T&Th 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time
(B-61) February 17, 2016 - May 18, 2016 | M&W 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time
(B-62) March 22, 2016 - June 28, 2015 | T&Th 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time
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