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11th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS and 16th NATIONAL of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

25-28 OCTOBER 2018, GRANADA (SPAIN)
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Joanne Hands
President
Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA)
KUWAIT
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Dr. Joanne is a Psychologist with a License as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Professional Counselor (LPC), from the state of Louisiana, USA. In addition, she is a Certified Counselor by the American National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) as well as Certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory. She is the President of the Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA) and a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), and Venezuelan Federation of Psychologists (FPV).
Dr. Joanne graduated with a PhD in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Illinois, USA, earned her Masterís in Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University, New Orleans Louisiana, USA and her Professional Psychology degree from The Rafael Urdaneta University in Venezuela. She has over 23 years of experience working with individuals in private practice as well as in educational and corporate settings. Dr. Joanne is an experienced bi-lingual (English-Spanish) psychologist whose passion is to promote well-being and personal growth. Her well rounded experience together with her multicultural background makes Dr. Joanne a unique therapist who is ready and eager to assist with all the challenging situations she is approached with.


KEYNOTE ABSTRACT

Children with ADHD: a psycho-educational program
Research has shown that ADHD is one of the most prevalently diagnosed disorders in child mental health services, it is reported to be one of the most recurrent reasons for visiting the child health services. Children with ADHD present unique challenges in a number of settings including home, school, organizations and many others. This can often provide a challenge not only to the children but to parents and school educators. Training programs for parents and educators of ADHD children can positively influence the overall behavior of the children. This session will focus on providing specific strategies to enable children to fit in and be successful in the various settings surrounding them.