Behavioral Management of ADHD

  • Friday, August 16, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789


Registration is closed


SPEAKER: Dr. Karen Leavitt, Psychiatrist MD

Many books and articles have been written about the behavioral management of ADHD

in the younger child. However, less has been discussed about the learning of life skills in

the adolescent and young adult population. So, what happens when they get to middle

school? When and how do they learn study skills that they will use into their college

years? How do they learn time management skills that take them into adulthood? This

presentation will be a discussion of some of tools we could be utilizing to help young

adults with ADHD start productively on their life paths.

3 Learning Objectives

1. Clearly define the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder According to the DSM V.

2. Discuss the neurobiology of ADHD and how this impacts someone who has it on a daily basis.

3. Discuss practical solutions to deficits in learning and functionality in the:

a. Middle and high schooler.

b. College aged student.

c. Young adult.


Dr. Karen Hadley Leavitt is a board-certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist.

She grew up in the Orlando area, attending UCF for college, and then went to medical

school at St. George University in Grenada. She completed her medical training in

Chicago, Illinois and first did her Psychiatry Residency at Loyola University Medical

Center and then her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Rush University

Medical Center. She served as chief resident or chief fellow at both institutions. In

addition, Dr. Leavitt has received awards for her skills in Teaching and for Clinical

Practice and Professionalism. She additionally received the Excellence in Teaching

Award from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Pine Rest

Christian Mental Health Services in 2014, prior to her return home to Central Florida.

Dr. Leavitt is an advocate for her patients and a practitioner of evidence-based

medicine. Her career has involved inpatient, outpatient, and residential care, providing

Dr. Leavitt with a unique understanding of psychiatric and medication management in

the most complex of situations. She is also an Army wife and a mom to son Benjamin,

who is 6 months old.


8:30-9 a.m. 

Networking and Registration

9 a.m.

 Announcements and Introductions

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.



MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.

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Below you will find a powerpoint created by Dr. Leavitt on the Behavioral Management of ADHD.

We hope it serves as a valuable resource in your personal and professional practice!

Click here: BehavADHDMCCHF.pptx

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