Procrastivity is a specific type of procrastination in which priority tasks are avoided by engaging in other tasks that themselves are productive and necessary, but which end up being self-defeating because they divert time, effort, and energy from priority tasks. Thus, adults with ADHD may be busy all day but not feel productive on the most important endeavors. However, there are many useful lessons learned from procrastivity that can help increase follow through on priority tasks, including better understanding of the core cognitive themes or thinking styles in adult ADHD. These lessons reflect a foundation of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD, with an emphasis on the implementation of various coping strategies, behavior plans, and other efforts that require turning intentions into actions, which will be reviewed in the webinar.
- Participants will be able to define procrastivity.
- Participants will be able to cite the central cognitive theme in adult ADHD, as proposed by Dr. Ramsay
- Participants will be able to identify at least one implementation-focused strategy to use in their professional work or personal lives.
Who: Dr. J. Russell Ramsay
Dr. J. Russell (“Russ”) Ramsay is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the PENN Medical School. He has authored five books (including the forthcoming Rethinking Adult ADHD) and numerous peer-reviewed professional articles and book chapters on issues related to adult ADHD. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders, and has served or is serving on the Professional Advisory Boards of most ADHD organizations Dr. Ramsay is a member of the CHADD Hall of Fame.