Marylhurst faculty member Greg Crosby led a workshop on adult ADHD and a course on integrative cognitive-behavioral group therapy at the 2017 American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Meeting.
In his workshop, Transforming Adults with ADHD: A Group Model, Greg Crosby teaches that ADHD in adults is not just attention deficit in low-interest activities; it also results in over focusing in high-interest activities. When attention varies dramatically, this can significantly affect moods, behaviors and relationships. Crosby shows workshop participants simple and effective attention- and action-regulation skills to help their clients focus and succeed. He also explores an eight-week group model that clinicians can adapt to various formats.
Participants in the Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy course explore cutting-edge trends to converge CBT with psychodynamic, interpersonal and interpersonal neurobiology. Crosby shares practical steps and skills for designing thematic-based CBT groups that attend to stages of group development. He introduces an effective model for adults with depression and anxiety that can be generalized to other clinical populations.
The American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Meeting is designed for clinicians, as well as mental health workers, psychiatric residents and graduate students in mental health degree programs. Sessions include small group teaching primarily in the experiential mode, courses, workshops and panel discussions on special topics and original scientific research.
Greg Crosby, M.A., LPC, CGP, FAGPA teaches in the psychology and art therapy counseling programs at Marylhurst University. When not teaching, he maintains a private practice in therapy supervision, adult ADHD and life transitions.