Skill Building for Therapists: Creating a Neurodivergent-Affirming Practice

Workshop Information

This presentation uses client case reviews to help attendees understand how to create a neurodivergent-affirming practice.

Attendees will be able to ask consultation-type questions to build awareness and skills. They will learn practical tips to enhance their practice, especially related to cultural competence and psychopharmacology.

Hand-outs will be provided, as well as resources for further research/self-study for participants.

Learning outcomes include:

  • What neurodivergent-affirming care looks and feels like for patients/clients and our peer colleagues
  • Understanding neurodivergent-affirming care as a form of cultural competence
  • How to ensure both your clinical practice and private practice policies are neurodivergent-affirming (do’s and don’ts)
  • How to find a competent neurodivergent-affirming therapist, or clinical supervisor.

Please note that this is an intermediate level training. The attendee should already:

  • Have a basic knowledge of what neurodiversity is and common conditions encountered in private practice (ADHD across the lifespan, ASD, dyslexia, Aphantasia, etc.); and
  • See neurodivergent-affirming care as a form of cultural competence.

Christina Crowe, Registered Psychotherapist, H. BSc. MACP, RP, (cert-S)OAMHP (she, her), Validated Supervisor (S-Cert. OAMHP)

My name is Christina, and I am the creator of The Dig Deeper School.  I'm a Registered Psychotherapist, specializing in the treatment of youth, adult, couple and family ADHD, and I created the first DIY*ADHD online course in 2017.

​I'm a neurodivergent-affirming Registered Psychotherapist, Certified IPT Therapist and Validated Clinical Supervisor, specialized in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), who also has lived experience with late-diagnosed ADHD.  I've been treating ADHD for almost a decade, as well as training new therapists as a practicum clinical supervisor and providing ADHD-specific clinical supervision to practicing therapists. I'm also the host of an ADHD specific podcast, The Christina Crowe Podcast: making the invisible VISIBLE, and I consider myself a relentless mental health advocate.

When it comes to ADHD, I have a special interest in helping adults with ADHD, especially late-diagnosed ADHD, couples with ADHD, parents trying to do it differently, and ​Clinical Supervision for therapists and interns. ​There are countless nuances that shift everything when a neurodivergent lens is applied to psychosocial interventions, and I have been describing these approaches as 'ADHD-Adapted Psychotherapy' since 2016.

I'm a current member of CADDRA (Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance) and the CADDRA Advocacy sub-committee, a Certified member of the OAMHP - Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, a Validated Clinical Supervisor (S-Cert OAMHP), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Program Information


  • OAMHP Members: $30 + HST
  • OAMHP Student Members: $20 + HST
  • Non-Members: $40 +HST

CECs: 1.5

Date and Time: Wednesday April 3, 2024 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Online via Zoom


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