A New Look at ADHD: Inhibition, Time, and Self-Controlby Russell A. Barkley
This video provides an accessible introduction to Russell A. Barkley’s influential theory of the nature and origins of ADHD. The program brings to life the conceptual framework delineated in Dr. Barkley’s book ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control. Offering a compelling explanation of how ADHD develops in the individual, the program illuminates the/i>
This video provides an accessible introduction to Russell A. Barkley’s influential theory of the nature and origins of ADHD. The program brings to life the conceptual framework delineated in Dr. Barkley’s book ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control. Offering a compelling explanation of how ADHD develops in the individual, the program illuminates the roots of such symptoms as a reduced ability to inhibit one's behavior, problems with managing time effectively, and lack of foresight. Also demonstrated are concrete ways that our growing understanding of the disorder might facilitate more effective clinical interventions. The companion manual reviews and amplifies key ideas and contains helpful suggestions for further reading. The package also includes a leader’s guide, providing tips on the optimal use of the video with a variety of audiences.
Description: This video provides a glimpse of the relatively new concept of ADHD.
Purpose: The video is designed to be used in inservice training for families, treatment providers, and parent support groups. Divided into short segments, a portion of the tape can be played and then discussion can occur.
Audience: While this tape might be used as an introduction for clinical psychology students, it does not have sufficient detail for this audience. It would only serve to introduce the concept of ADHD deficits being related to executive dysfunction. Dr. Barkley's written material would also need to be provided. Parents and individuals with ADHD would benefit more from the video for it provides information that will assist them in further understanding their symptoms.
Features: The adults with ADHD who speak on the video are especially valuable for they describe everyday difficulties with the ADHD symptoms. The presentation of children in the video, who are assumed to have ADHD, is less clear. The voice-over provided by Dr. Barkley is well organized and clear. The graphics serve to supplement the discussion and provide a useful visual model. While there is some simplification of the locations of various symptoms in the brain and the brain-based target of medication used in ADHD, the brain-relationship provided is clear and illustrative.
Assessment: Compared to other teaching videos in the area of psychology and disability, this video is simplistic and most appropriate as an introductory video for parents of children newly diagnosed with ADHD. The non-medication treatment approach reviewed provides a general overview of techniques that might be used. Individualizing of treatment approach needs to be completed under the guidance of an experienced therapist. Dr. Barkley has made a dramatic impact on the field of ADHD. The tape provides an important historical understanding of ADHD by attributing symptoms not to deficits in attention but to dysfunction in the executive processing.
- Guilford Publications, Inc.
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Meet the Author
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books and five assessment scales, plus more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.
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