Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents with ADHD

1 CE Credit for Psychologists

Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents with ADHD
Image of a mother giving her daughter a prescription pill.

Intended For

Psychotherapists of all disciplines and experience levels


Friday June 11, 2021: 10:00 – 11:00 am.

About the Session

Psychotropic medications are some of the most widely prescribed medications in the country. Often psychotherapists are working with clients who are also taking psychotropic medications, or who may want to consider medication as another option. It is important that therapists have a good understanding of the indications for medications, the different classes of medications and when they are used, and what to expect in terms of efficacy and side effects. The role of the therapist in making a referral for medication management is also of vital importance. Therapists can help the patient and the prescriber to ascertain whether medication is having a benefit, and whether changes need to be made in prescribing patterns.

Through this introductory to intermediate-level training, participants will build awareness of the importance of their role in making a referral for medication management and ways in which they can collaborate with the prescriber to best coordinate services. Participants will come away with increased knowledge of psychotropic medications used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adolescents, including indications for when to refer, common side effects, expectations for efficacy, and related safety issues regarding medication.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the various classes of psychotropic medications used to treat ADHD in children and adolescents.
  • Identify common side effects and rate of side effects for different medications and strategies to mitigate these side effects.
  • Discuss recommended medication treatment lengths, and identify indications for tapering medication.
  • Identify treatment approaches for use of medication in patients with co-morbid anxiety, depression and/or substance use disorders.

Instructor Credentials

Dr. Kristine Goins specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Highly regarded for her diagnostic skills, Dr. Goins prescribes medication when appropriate and uses supportive psychotherapy with all patients for whom she provides medication management. Her goal is to help each individual reduce emotional distress, maintain or improve self-esteem, and reinforce healthy behaviors. For the parents of children and adolescents, Dr. Goins offers sensitivity, guidance and hope while responding to their individual needs and concerns.

$25  – Early bird pricing – register prior to May 1, 2021

$30 – Regular pricing – from May 1, 2021

Groups of 3 or more, please contact Stacy Coyle at for a group discount.

If you need to cancel: Refunds will be issued in full (minus the Eventbrite registration fee) up until 6/4/21. Refunds will not be issued after 6/4/21. To request a refund, please contact us at or call 202-363-1010 x125.


1 CE credit awarded for psychologists.
(*Please confirm your state accepts CE from APA approved CE sponsors.)
*Full attendance is required to obtain CE credit

Remote training via Zoom

Agenda: Click here

For more information, please contact Stacy Coyle, Psy.D. at  or 202-363-1010 ext. 125. Special accommodation requests must be made one week prior to the workshop.

There is no known commercial support for this program.


The Ross Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For information about our grievance procedure relating to CE programs, click here.


  • Kristine Goins , MD


    Northern Virginia

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