Our presenter is psychiatrist, Dr Renata Schoeman, who is currently working in private practice and is also bound to the University of Stellenbosch School of Business. Renata is a passionate advocate for child and adult ADHD awareness. She is co-founder and director of the Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation: South Africa’s first non-profit ADHD screening and early intervention service in underprivileged communities. Renata is also the convener of the ADHD Special Interest Groups of the South African Society for Psychiatrists. Furthermore, she acts as an ADHD expert for Health24, South Africa.
Until recently, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood has received a great deal of attention. ADHD is, however, a common neurodevelopmental disorder, with a chronic nature that continues into adulthood, with a costly and debilitating course, if untreated.
Dr Schoeman has been involved in recent research specifically investigating ADHD in adults. This workshop will aim to provide participants with the latest information and research with regards to adult attention deficit disorder. It will thus empower participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess and treat their clients optimally.
Unfortunately, mental health disorders like major depression and anxiety, as well as ADHD is often accompanied by a great deal of stigma and thus not always disclosed to employers. This and many other factors contribute to inadequate management of employee wellness in many workplaces. The second part of the workshop will address mental health and wellness issues in the workplace.
As recorded on 6-7 February 2020 Bloemfontein