Holistic Treatment Models for Persons Diagnosed with ADHD: A Grounded Theory Study


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End Date September 30, 2022

Primary Contact Lesley D. Alfonso

Email lesley.alfonso@mymail.barry.edu

Study Details

The purpose of this study is to explore the experience of clients and practitioners in the use of holistic treatments (counseling and treatment approaches that do not involve medication) that are showing efficacy in working with non-medicated persons diagnosed with ADHD. The information gained through this study will potentially offer additional insight into treatment models and interventions in working with clients diagnosed with ADHD who are not medicated. This information will be helpful to counselor education and applicable to clinical settings.

Qualifications to Participate in this Study:

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older diagnosed with ADHD who are presently non-medicated as relates to this diagnosis and who have received holistic treatment models through counseling modalities
  • Licensed mental health professionals such as professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and licensed psychologists in practice at least three full years with experience treating non-medicated persons diagnosed with ADHD

Interviews will be semi-structured and will be conducted and recorded via a video conference platform. Participants can expect to interview for 45-60 minutes.