Rejection Sensitivity resulting from ADHD and strategies to overcome this challenging experience with Dr Caroline Stevenson
Feeling rejected by friends, family members or romantic partners is a painful experience for any of us but some individuals have a more acute emotional reaction to rejection than others and also have a greater fear of being rejected.
Especially high levels of rejection sensitivity are known as rejection sensitive dysphoria or RSD. People with ADHD often struggle with emotional regulation, and it is thought that, perhaps for this reason, RSD frequently co-occurs with ADHD. For some adults with ADHD their RSD can be severe enough to interfere with their daily life and relationships.
Dr Caroline Stevenson is a Clinical Psychologist located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Caroline studied at the University of Sydney in 1999 with a Masters degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Caroline’s PhD focused on making a treatment plan for adult ADHD and by doing this Caroline created the first adult behavioural treatment
program. Caroline has written many papers and chapters on the topic of ADHD and her work has been cited in national and international guidelines on the management and assessment of ADHD.
Caroline continues to grow her knowledge in the area as well as striving to help people with ADHD. Her unrivalled experience in the area gives her the knowledge and experience to give her patients the help they need. Caroline’s array of knowledge in the areas of learning disorders and ADHD make her a great source of support and information.
This talk will be highly relevant to adults with ADHD, young adults, teens, parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with people with ADHD.
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