Evidence-Based Assessment and Practice in ADHD


Credits: 1.25 (ACE) 1.5 (KBN)
Type: Recorded asynchronous distance

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties in paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is a condition that affects both children and adults, causing challenges in various aspects of life such as school, work, and relationships.

This course will help define ADHD and explore causal factors, individual variations, evidence-based assessment, and practice recommendations.

Delivery Method

This course consists of a recorded video, bibliography, evaluation, and posttest.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Define ADHD and discuss current controversies of ADHD diagnosis.
2. Identify causal factors, markers, and mechanisms of the disorder.
3. Describe current work on the phenotype of ADHD.
4. List up and coming directions for evidence-based assessment of ADHD based on cutting-edge etiological and phenotypic work.


University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.

This course is approved for continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Provider Number 3-0055; Offering Number 3-0055-12-25-005. Providership will expire December 31st, 2025. UK College of Social Work Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education is located at:1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Ste. 400, Lexington, KY 40511; (859) 257-2035


Michelle M. Martel, Ph.D. is a professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Kentucky. Her areas of expertise are Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.


How to Claim Credit

To receive credit for this course, you must complete the entire course, pass the related posttest, and submit a completed course evaluation. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. Your certificate will become available for an automatic download once all of the requirements have been completed.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Online courses cannot be cancelled, and refunds are not available.


If you have any questions regarding this course, need assistance registering for it, or experience any technical difficulties with completing it, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu.