The Insync Support Book
The Executive Function Disorder Book
Adult Executive Functioning Deficits:
Helping Underachieving and Underperforming Adults
This book is full of detailed, well-researched, up to date information about Executive Functioning Deficits. It brings forward an innovative new approach to helping underachieving adults. Sixteen of the Executive Functioning capacities are reviewed and coaching interventions provided.
- For Patients – an easily portable reference that clearly describes the challenges they are dealing with and improves communication with the professionals, family, and friends that are helping them.
- For Psychologists, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals – a foundation to understand the impact of Adult Executive Functioning Deficits, and to learn more about the synchronized support approach that combines supervised EFD coaching together with therapy support to improve outcomes for individuals with EFD (Executive Functioning Deficits).
This book provides an innovative, exciting model of helping adults who, despite intellect and sincere effort, are not able to meet adult benchmarks without specialized support. This book uniquely provides:
- Information on EFDD in adulthood
- Explanation of the clinical needs of adults with EFDD
- Discussion of disorders that co-occur with EFDD and their dynamics
- Synchronized support approach to clinical problem solving
“The ability to effectively direct the Executive Functioning capacities forms the cornerstone of an adulthood that includes self-awareness, self-expression, complex thought, self-activation, and the opportunity for achievement of personal and professional goals”.
Dr. Clare Joy Manning, PSY.D, Author
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Table of Contents
1. About the Authors
3. For the Mental Health Professional
5. Individuals with Executive Deficit Disorder can become Developmentally Off-Time
6. The Psychological Impact of Adult Executive Functioning Deficit Disorder
7. Introduction to Synchronized Support for Individuals with EFDD
8. The Synchronized Support Approach in Practice
9. Professional Boundaries for The Synchronized Support Coach
10. Competencies, Deficits and Interventions for Sixteen Executive Functioning Skills
11. Additional Information
13. Sample Client Intake Forms
Competencies, Deficits and Interventions for Sixteen Executive Functioning Skills
1. Behavioral Response Inhibition
2. Cognitive Reponses Inhibition
3. Flexible Thinking and Responding
4. Goal Directed Persistence
6. Nonverbal Working Memory
8. Planning and Prioritization
9. Problem Solving
10. Self-Monitoring and Motivation
12. Sustained Attention
13. Task Initiation and Behavior Activation
14. Time Mapping and Management
15. Verbal working Memory
The Roles and Functions of Synchronized Support Professionals
The synchronized support approach is facilitated by two or more professionals who have certification in providing synchronized support for individuals with EFDD. These professionals work closely to maximize responsiveness to the unique needs of the individual. The professionals meet with the client together, develop treatment plans, review progress, and create support options. One of the professionals should be a licensed Psychologist or Therapist familiar with the Insync method, and the other professional should be an experienced or certified teacher or motivational coach certified in the synchronized support approach.
- Assess areas of vulnerability regarding directing the executive functioning capacities.
- Provide therapy for the emotional-psychological impact of adult executive functioning deficit disorder along with therapy for other related areas of attention such as anxiety and depressive disorders and attention deficit disorder.
- Provide external ‘self-monitoring’ help by keeping an individual aware of how their time is being used and what processes they are using to stay engaged in goal directed behaviors.
- Educate individuals about executive functioning capacities and to encourage awareness of well-developed and underdeveloped areas of functioning and extend hope for progress with areas of lagging skills.
- Focus on practical solutions to help an individual complete a task or accomplish the goal.
- Design discrete action steps to create a sound foundation for task or goal completion.
- Formulate interventions with an eye to contingency planning for inevitable delays or unforeseen barriers that the individual may encounter.
- Create progress monitoring systems and methods that match the individual’s preference.
- Analyze where external environmental modifications are needed.
- Facilitate connections with people, services, and resources that provide assistance in needed areas.
- Analyze the individual’s use of time and assist with time-mapping to increase productivity.
- Determine which supports are needed and facilitate the activation of supports and services.
Recognized By the American Psychological Association
Insync Support’s continuing education curricula is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Insync Support maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Insync Support is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFT’s, LCPC’s and LCSW’s licensed in the state of California. /CInsync Support maintains responsibility for this program and its content.