UK College of Holistic Training

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and diploma courses

Complementary therapies, self-help,
coaching, management,
New Age and spiritual fields. 
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Certificate in
Attention Deficit Disorders Awareness

Distance Learning Course Details

If you are a qualified therapist or health professional this course will lead to the
Certificate of Professional Development in
                              Attention Deficit Disorders Awareness
- P.D. Cert. (A.D.D.)

   College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
   Course approved by Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy
   for professional development purposes.  

Reliable information for therapists and helpers on ADD/ADHD


Total recommended period of study: approx. 3 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.

Cost: 125.00  (125 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see www.xe.com )

(A FREE textbook will be sent to UK students. Non-UK students will normally have to purchase the book on-line from an internet bookstore.)

Method of study: 

Textbook study. Written assignments based on the set textbook. Assignment questions are issued by email and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

Course description:

This course focuses on solid, evidence-based scientific information on understanding attention deficit disorder in children, adolescents and adults.

The course uses a textbook by a medical professor who is one of the foremost specialists in ADD, but is written for the general educated reader as well as for the professional.

The course includes:

The nature of the ADD syndrome and the brain;

how ADD affects children, adolescents and adults

how people cope with attention disorders;

the differences between ADD and just not paying attention;

other disorders that can accompany ADD syndrome;

medications and other treatments in use including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;

possible future developments in the field.

Please note that this course does not include theories of “Indigo Children” or other New Age approaches to children who are developmentally different.  We believe that before spiritual explanations are considered, a sound science-based understanding of the psychology and complications of ADD/ADHD, of mainstream treatment approaches, and of what life with a person with ADD is like, is the only responsible way of being well-informed – whether or not you agree with particular treatment strategies. 

Even most counsellors and psychotherapists have not studied the ADD syndrome in depth. This course, like the others in our unique “Awareness” series, aims to enhance the understanding of professionals and lay persons.

Entry Criteria: Open entry.


This course will be of interest to counsellors, hypnotherapists and psychotherapists as well as all those who care for or come into contact with people with attention deficit disorders.


Successful graduates will receive the Certificate in Attention Deficit Disorders Awareness. If you are a qualified therapist or health professional this course will lead to the Certificate of Professional Development in Attention Deficit Disorders Awareness - P.D. Cert. (A.D.D.)  These are awarded by UK College of Holistic Training and are private UK qualifications.

This course is NOT in itself a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy, though it may be used in conjunction with such qualifications to signify additional specialist learning. 

The college is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning.

The course is approved by The Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy (which is linked to UKCHT) as a professional development course (see societies page for explanation).

This course is accepted by Calamus International University (a non-UK, private distance university with private accreditation) for credit towards a degree.

Please see our FAQs page for general information.

We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.

To apply for this course now, go to our Application page



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