Michelle Frank


9:00AM – 11:00AM PT
What You Need to Know to Provide Support

603 - Advanced Treatment Considerations for Women with ADHD

As we have learned from emerging research over the past few decades, ADHD presents in complex and unique ways for women. Many women are expressing more nuanced and intersectional phenomenological experiences of being neurodivergent than previously understood or disseminated to mental health providers.  

This workshop seeks to provide an approachable evidence-based foundation of knowledge about how ADHD presents in women and best practices for culturally and clinically competent treatment. As more women than ever before seek ADHD diagnosis and treatment, this presentation seeks to elevate the conversation to address how ADHD differs in women and provide clinicians with the knowledge base they need to feel confident providing quality care to this formerly underserved and misunderstood population. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and describe three recent research updates pertaining to women and ADHD. 
  • Generate a comprehensive conceptualization of women’s ADHD challenges and treatment needs that considers the role of lifespan, biological, psychological, emotional, and relational components. 
  • Explain how to educate clients on the impact of ADHD on women’s self-concept and relational health. 

Specialist in Diagnosing and Treating ADHD

Michelle Frank, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist currently practicing at Enrich Relationship Center of Colorado in the Denver metro area. She specializes in diagnosing and treating ADHD, particularly in women. She is co-author, along with Sari Solden, MS, of the book A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers.