February 22, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm The Niche, Passmore Room, 11 Aberdare Road, WA 6009 Nedlands

ADHD WA is kickstarting 2020 with a day of talks and mini-workshops, designed to inform, motivate and inspire you. 3 Speakers, followed by 2 mini-workshops, will ensure that there is something for everyone. Mindful that we have a long day planned for you, we have designed interactive sessions with groups seated at tables. We also have lots of breaks and refreshments. And of course, we will understand if you need to leave your seat for a wander.

  1. The ADHD Brain – Dr Andrew Sheridan, Neuropsychologist. Hear all about the Neuroscience behind ADHD, presented in everyday language. Be empowered as you gain a better understanding of ADHD.
  2. ADHD Medications – Dr Murray Chapman, Consultant Psychiatrist. Ask your questions about the various medications for ADHD and co-existing conditions.
  3. Communication is the Key – Zyron Krupenia, Clinical Psychologist. When couples say “we cannot communicate” it can mean a number of things: That they struggle to understand each other, that they struggle to resolve conflict, that they find they have little to talk about, that they feel misunderstood, that they feel disconnected from each other and they struggle to feel close and loving towards each other. When ADHD is added to this mix everything just gets more difficult. So, we will be looking at why adding ADHD to the relationship mix makes communication and understanding more difficult. And then we will look at unlocking the key to good communication, understanding, greater connection and emotional closeness.
  4. Make your own (quiet and wearable) Fidget – Jenna Downing, Artist. The chain link ring is a very simple and quiet fidget that can be helpful for any adult or child prone to fidgeting with one or both hands. In this workshop you will learn how to make them and where to find the materials to make more for when you lose it – or forfeit it to a friend or friend’s child.
  5. Organise & Simplify Your Life. Carolyn Verhoef, Organiser/Coach. Take a fresh look at how to declutter and organise your home and life. Find the answer to the most often asked question ‘how and where do I start’. Take away the essential steps to begin living an organised and simplified life with ADHD.

Included in your ticket price:

  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Handouts
  • Art Materials 


  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $90

Get your tickets here


Dr Andrew SHERIDAN is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Youth and Adult Complex Attention Disorders Service (YACADS) which is a statewide multidisciplinary assessment and treatment service for complex ADHD cases, based in Northbridge as part of WA Health. He is also a Research Psychologist at the tier 4 statewide Complex Attention and Hyperactivity Disorders Service (CAHDS), a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment service for children and adolescents with complex ADHD. Dr Sheridan is also a Senior Lecturer at UWA in the Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology PhD programs, as well as being a Deputy Director of the UWA Robin Winkler Clinic focusing on the Paediatric Neuropsychology assessment stream. He has previously worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Oxford Children’s Hospital, as well as having lectured in Paediatric Neuropsychology on the Oxford University Clinical Psychology course. He is a member of the APS and is fully endorsed with AHPRA as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist.

Dr Murray Chapman trained in London and the Eastern States before practicing in remote northern WA, and now Perth. Murray continues to learn every day from each person he meets, and offers an empathic approach, suited to helping in a wide range of problems, including addictions. He believes there are powerful tools that can aid recovery from within.

“Just as one mystery is explained, another is born.” 

Zyron Krupenia has worked in private practice as a clinical psychologist for over thirty years.  He trained in South Africa, completing his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology (Cum Laude) in 1983. In addition to running his private practice, Zyron has lectured in psychology and worked closely with various community organisations comparable to Relationship Australia, the Alcohol and Drug Authority and Samaritans. He has run numerous training courses in counselling and communications and developed an interest in family and relationship problems and child behaviour problems. On his arrival in Perth in 1988, he commenced work in a Community Health Centre dealing primarily with child-related behaviour and developmental problems and problems related to marriage and family life. Other training includes Gottman Method Couple Therapy to Level III and post-graduate training in Transactional Analysis, Hypnosis, Sex Therapy, and Neuropsychotherapy. He has presented numerous workshops and talks on Parenting and ADHD.

I am a member of, and have held various offices in, the following professional organisations:

  • The Australian Psychological Society
  • The Australian Psychological Society Clinical College
  • The Institute of Clinical Psychologists
  • The Australian Clinical Psychology Association
  • Australian ADHD Professionals Association
  • ADHD WA for over 25 years

Carolyn Verhoef founded her business Outside the Box Organisation Solutions in 2007 in a distinct moment of clarity for her life’s purpose. Life events forced Carolyn to embrace change. Losing several loved ones to cancer early in life plus other health and family issues helped develop a unique outlook, naturally leading her to becoming an Expert Professional Organiser and Coach.

“To live with less stuff is to experience more of life” is Carolyn’s message. Giving people with ADHD the tools to live a life they love with less physical clutter, time clutter and mind clutter. While also finding ways to experience more of life, disconnect from the expectations so we can reconnect to the life that fits your uniqueness. She shares her practical and sustainable solutions developed through hands-on experience in careers demanding high-level organisational and productivity skills.

An IOPO accredited Expert Professional Organiser and Perth’s only qualified Organiser Coach specialising in ADHD Carolyn is only weeks away from earning her ICF credentials. Carolyn is a Board Member of The Institute of Professional Organisers (IOPO), founder of Shy Girls Belly Dance, Accredited Mental Health First Aid Officer, Organiser Coach Graduate, Member of ADHD WA and published author.

Jenna Downing is an artist and tinkerer who loves to learn new skills and pass them on.

After studying Fine Art at Curtin, Jenna became a freelance prop-builder with the support of Perth Artifactory, where she learned to weld and design for digital manufacture. Her craft workshops for kids have changed to reflect her growing interest in engineering.

Since receiving an ADHD diagnosis, that passion for learning and sharing has extended to strategies for mitigating the distinctive life-challenges that come with ADHD.