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Speaker Series: Complexities in ADHD Diagnosis and Its Underlying Causality

This is a past event.

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

AHC1 - Academic Health Center 1, 110
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Academic Health Center 1, Miami, Florida 33199

Complexities in ADHD Diagnosis and Its Underlying Causality

Speaker: Michelle M. Martel, Ph.D. | University of Kentucky


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

About the Speaker:

Michelle Martel is an associate professor and Director of Clinical Training within the Psychology Department at the University of Kentucky. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist in Kentucky and Louisiana. Her research program aims to refine the phenotype of ADHD through attention to core mechanisms such as traits and cognition, as well as integration of etiological factors and individual differences with the goal of improving assessment practices.

About the Speaker Series talks:

The Speaker Series presentations are designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems.

All sessions are free and provide continuing education credits for mental health professionals.

The Speaker Series provides continuing education credits through: 

  • The American Psychological Association
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • The FIU Counselor Education Program, which is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of the CCF presentations.
  • The National Association of School Psychologists
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Psychology and Florida Office of School Psychology. 
Event Type

Workshops & webinars, Academics, Academics


Faculty & Staff


speaker series


Center for Children and Families


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