ADHD Interactive Discussion Day

19th October 1.30 – 4.30pm

Victory Convention Centre, Auckland

Understanding the ADHD Brain and how to help.


Dr. Sarah
Watson, BA, MA(Hons), DClinPsych, MNZCCP

Dr. Sarah Watson is the Clinic Director
and a registered Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist at Totally
Psyched. Sarah has over ten year’s experience as both a Psychologist and leader
across a variety of settings, all specialising in working with children,
adolescents and their families.

ADHD, Depression & Anxiety

Jock Matthews, Cognitive Behavioural / Psychological

Jock Matthews specializes in the assessment and
treatment of anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(ADHD), depression / mood disorders, occupational stress and relationship
problems secondary to these presenting problems.

Social Skills

Julia Mason, NZ Registered Occupational Therapist  

Julia has worked in rural
community health in Australia, before moving to Aotearoa and working in Special
Education with children experiencing profound and multiple learning
disabilities. Currently Julia works from Kidz Therapy with children
experiencing a range of challenges in the areas of learning, play, friendships,
personal care and self-regulation.

Relationship Stress

Jane Tuson, Registered

Jane is mother to three adult
children one of whom received a formal ADHD diagnosis. She   working
with neuro divergent clients and their families, utilizing her empathy and
understanding of the broad range of emotions and challenges that can arise in
these relationships.

Adult Assessment and Medication

Igor Kacer, Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

Dr Igor Kacer brings 25 years of clinical experience in the field of
Psychiatry and Psychotherapy overseas and in New Zealand where he has worked
for the last 12 years.

Adult Women
with ADHD

Margaret Graham, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Margaret has spent many years as a clinical psychologist in
the public health system and works with people to understand what events and
circumstances have brought about their present difficulties.  

Diet & Nutrition

Gina Wilson, BHSC, B’Ed
Tchng, DipNat, DipHerbMed

Gina is a Nutrition
Consultant and Naturopath specialising in health, learning and behaviour. She
has a special interest and experience in working with children with different
abilities and challenges

The Role of
ADHD Medication

Dr Phillipa
Clark,  Developmental Paediatrician

Dr Clark has been working in the field of Community and
Developmental Paediatrics, including Mental Health, for over 30 years, and
works as a Consultant in the ADHD and Neurodevelopmental pathways at the Kari
Centre (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service), and  Starship
Children’s Health. 

Everyday with
ADHD Parenting Strategies

Tracey Rountree,
Accredited Everyday with ADHD Presenter

Tracey has been
facilitating this popular Australian parenting programme for the past 6  .
She has lived experience of ADHD – with an ADHD/ASD child and being diagnosed
herself at age 40.

ADHD at school

Lynn Berresford,
Registered Psychologist/ Angela Neville

Lynn has over 40 years of experience of working with
children, teenagers and adults with exceptional needs. She is a dedicated,
experienced and skilled advocate for individuals who have behaviours reflecting
Giftedness, Dyslexia, Attention Deficits, Dyspraxia, Aspergers etc. 

Inspirational ADHD Youth


Leary is an award winning New Zealand born aerial photographer. Her ability to
capture her subjects from unique perspectives is striking and
groundbreaking.  She is an Ambassador for ADHD New Zealand.

What Medication Won’t Fix


Brett Harrington
is an ADHD specialist coach, clinical Arts Therapist and Director of ADHD
Sorted. Brett has 8 years of experience working with children, families and
adults to overcome ADHD related issues.

The ADHD brain, learning
and wellbeing, for young people

Frances Adlam, Educational
Therapist, author, presenter:  BA (HONS) UK, Post Grad Special Needs
Education NZ; Post Grad Counselling NZ

Frances Adlam is one of New
Zealand’s leading experts in educating and counselling Out of the Box children,
teenagers, and young adults. She has written over thirty books for teachers on
inclusive teaching, learning differences, multi-sensory learning and creating a
diversity friendly classroom.

ADHD as a strength and an

Toby Adlam, Personal trainer,
Gym owner, and part time philosopher BA Sports Science (AUT)

Toby Adlam is an
inspirational young man, with ADHD and Dyslexia. At 24 years old he has
completed a BA in Sports Science, is a registered personal trainer and a registered
Cross fit trainer. Recently he financed the purchase of his own gym, and within
4 months the gym is succeeding financially, and socially.