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Reframing ADHD: Discovering New Perspectives | One Day Seminar

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

ADHD WA is proud to present our seminar for ADHD Awareness Month

Reframing ADHD: Discovering New Perspectives

ADHD awareness is not just for the month October, of course. As people living with ADHD, or working with those with ADHD, we have the opportunity to be leaders in our local and online communities as we shine a light on ADHD, providing trustworthy resources all year long!


Join us on Saturday 30th October from 9AM to 3PM to learn more about ADHD and discover new perspectives along the way!

Topics covered on the day include:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Children
  • ADHD and Self-Esteem
  • Research Update – Cognitive Dissonance
  • ADHD: Where does the GP fit into all of this?
  • ADHD in the Workplace: insights from a HR professional
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Adults

Cost | Price includes tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea, and lunch

  • $180 (non-member)
  • $120 (family, adult, professional or school member)
  • $50 (concession member*)

*concession tickets must show health care card, pensioner concession card, or student ID card at the door

Dr Mark Parker | Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Children 

About Dr Mark Parker, Paediatrician

Dr Mark Parker graduated from UWA in 1988. Internship at Fremantle hospital in 1989 then worked at PMH. Advanced training in Psychiatry and Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics. Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Paediatrics in 1996. Worked as Paediatrician for the Kimberley in 1997 after a stint with Medicines Sans Frontieres. Masters in Public Health and Masters in Tropical Medicine 2000. Worked in General Paediatrics in Bunbury and the southwest until 2002, returning to Perth and working in General Paediatrics since then. Now based in private practice Wembley with the majority of his work being in Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics.

Kyleigh Sinclair | ADHD and Self-Esteem

A presentation discussing the impact of ADHD on self-esteem across the lifespan; includes current research, case examples, and intervention strategies.

About Kyleigh Sinclair, Psychologist

Registered as a psychologist since 2006, Kyleigh has a well-established career working as both a school psychologist and private clinician providing a range of psychological services to children, adolescents and adults. Endorsed with the Psychology Board of Australia as a Counselling Psychologist, Kyleigh has completed a Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) at Curtin University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (School Psychology) at the University of Western Australia (UWA), and a Bachelor of Psychology at Murdoch University. Kyleigh has significant experience and expertise in conducting assessments for intellectual giftedness, specific learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia), intellectual disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and various mental health disorders. She is similarly able to identify difficulties which may be attributable to other childhood disorders, such as language deficits, that may require further external review by other allied health providers. Kyleigh is an AHPRA Psychology Board approved Supervisor and has extensive experience in providing supervision to graduate psychologists. She is on the Professional Advisory Board for ADHD WA.

Prof Stephen Houghton | Research Update – Cognitive Dissonance

What do adolescents with neurodevelopmental conditions (NDC) like ADHD worry about? What was the impact of the recent COVID-19 school lockdowns on the mental health and feelings of isolation of Western Australian adolescents with ADHD? Moreover, were adolescents with NDCs, such as ADHD more adversely impacted than their neuro-typical peers? How can we assist students with ADHD to manage cognitive distortions? This presentation will answer the questions raised and describe how a therapeutic approach (Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation, CBM-I) embedded in an interactive 3-D gamified program offers great potential to adolescents with ADHD and their families.

About Prof Stephen Houghton, Psychologist, Director CAMH and Wellbeing Research Clinic – UWA

Professor Stephen Houghton is Professor and Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Clinic at The University of Western Australia and a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, School of Psychological and Health Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland. He is a registered psychologist with an international reputation in the leadership of multi-site large-scale research projects in child and adolescent developmental psychopathology. He has been Chief Investigator on over 20 externally competitive funded research projects and has over 200 high quality journal publications to his credit. Professor Houghton has successfully supervised over 130 Higher Degree thesis students to completion and has conducted numerous invited international conference presentations. His is widely reported in the international media. He is a recipient of a National Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Excellence in University Teaching Award (Social Sciences Category), and an ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to University Student Learning. He was also a recipient of the UWA Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Award for distinguished achievement in research, scholarship, and sustained career excellence.

Dr Andrew Leech | ADHD: Where does the GP fit into all of this?

When it comes to ADHD, trying to find the right pathway and support can be daunting.

  • Finding help from your GP is always a good first step, but how do we raise this topic with them?
  • What if the GP themself doesn’t know about ADHD or where to refer to?
  • How do we cope, whether it is with our child, or as an adult whilst waiting for a proper diagnosis?

These are some of the questions I see families faced with frequently as they seek help from trusted health professionals. In this talk, I hope to demystify some of these concerns and provide a clear pathway that children and adults can take to get the help they need.

About Dr Andrew Leech, General Practitioner

Dr Andrew Leech holds a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, graduating in 2009.  Andrew achieved the FRACGP fellowship in 2014 and completed the child health diploma through the University of Sydney.  In 2020, Andrew was selected to take part in the RACGP Future Leaders Program.  Andrew also works as an educator for medical students and GP registrars and is the host and creator of “The Kids Health Network” podcast. He has presented at several events on childhood health and mental health topics. This year, Andrew was selected to be part of the WA Health Clinical Advisory Group Taskforce reviewing Mental healthcare in children which is still ongoing.

Chris Harrison | ADHD in the workplace: insights from a HR professional

A HR professional shares his insights:

  • What strengths and challenges do people with ADHD bring into the workplace?
  • What can you do to help unlock their full potential?

About Chris Harrison, HR Specialist

Chris Harrison currently leads a small team of HR specialists in a human resource management role within the public sector. A Perth local, Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) from Murdoch University and later completed a postgraduate diploma in Psychology from Monash University. Chris has developed specialist skills in employment relations and workplace health and safety in his 15+ years working in the HR profession. Chris has also benefited from completing leadership and management training as a commissioned Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force. Chris is passionate about promoting integrity and encouraging greater understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity within workplaces.

Dr Murray Chapman | Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in adults

Pathways into ADHD assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Learn some tips on how to navigate the mental wellbeing labyrinth and dip your toes into some potential novel treatments.

About Dr Murray Chapman, Psychiatrist

Dr Murray Chapman is a private psychiatrist based at Salvado Clinic in Subiaco. Originally from the UK, he has lived and worked in WA for 20 years, initially in the Kimberley, before moving to Perth in 2016. He has specialist interest in ADHD, ASD and Addictions, and has a large practice focusing on these areas. He also has an interest in emerging treatments such Neurostimulation, working within Modalis, a community based rTMS provider, and novel Psychedelics.


October 30
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


(08) 6457 7544
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