Neurodivergent Insights Masterclass Series
PDA: Not What You Think It Is!
with Dr. Donna Henderson
PDA, or Pathological Demand Avoidance, has long been recognized and embraced in the United Kingdom, yet it is only now gaining recognition here in the United States. Unfortunately, the name itself implies a deliberate avoidance of demands, placing blame on the child and their parents. This misunderstanding often leads to interventions that prove ineffective at best and traumatic at worst. In truth, PDA represents a neurological difference—an autism subtype that is more accurately understood as a Pervasive Drive for Autonomy. 

PDAers and their parents persistently face misunderstanding, with unique parenting, intervention, and education needs that require a specialized approach. It is crucial for all mental health clinicians to gain a comprehensive understanding of PDA to better support and advocate for these individuals. Welcome to our transformative workshop on PDA, where we embark on a journey of exploration, enlightenment, and empowerment. 

This Master Class provides a comprehensive overview of the core features of PDA and equips you with effective approaches for intervention and support. During this workshop, you'll uncover the core traits of PDA and learn to recognize its nuanced manifestations. We'll debunk common misconceptions and address the barriers that hinder effective support for PDAers and their families. By the end of our time together, you'll be armed with the knowledge and tools to identify PDAers and make a positive impact on the lives of those with PDA.

What You'll Get

Immediate access to 90 minute pre-recorded Master Class

Lifetime access to Master Class 

What You'll Learn

The six core features of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

How to differentiate between PDA and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Practical strategies to support individuals with PDA: 3 ways to get started

Who is this intended for?
This webinar is intended for clinicians, parents, partners, or anyone interested in this topic. 

Note: While the webinar is primarily tailored for clinicians, it welcomes parents, partners, and anyone interested in the topic. The content may contain clinical language, ensuring a comprehensive and insightful experience for all participants.


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