As a key coach, therapist, educator, author and lecturer, Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., has over three decades of experience helping thousands of children, adolescents, adults and their families, many with ADHD, navigate life’s challenges, and gain the tools they need to effectively manage their lives. Initially trained as a secondary and elementary school teacher, Dr. Graham furthered his education by obtaining his Ph.D. at Northwestern University and completing his clinical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. On the professional staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, he has taught graduate courses in assessment and trained many medical students, psychiatric residents, psychology and social work students. Dr. Graham also led a discussion group about positive psychology as part of Dr. Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness Coaching Program.
Dr. Graham received his coach training at MentorCoach and currently is the Dean of the ADHD Coach Training Program for MentorCoach. He has been certified by the International coach Federation as a Professional Certified coach (PCC) and as a Master Certified ADHD Coach (MCAC) by the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches.
Dr. Graham’s experience has included working with difficult children, adolescents, adults and their families in therapeutic day schools, inpatient and outpatient settings. While creating his group practice, ACP Consultants, he also held the position of adjunct professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Graham’s executive coaching and consulting experience has included contributing to the success of many individuals and organizations. His coaching specialties include working with executives with business and organizational challenges; adults; teens; and parents. Since, 2006, Dr. Graham has helped many individuals benefit from Cogmed Working Memory Training.
As a way of giving back to the profession, Dr. Graham has served as the chair of the steering committee for the American Psychological Association Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN). He served on the Professional Advisory Boards of the Chicago CHADD chapter and the Chicago North chapter of the LDA (Learning Disabilities Association). Dr. Graham was asked to serve on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Attention Disorders and was on the board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). It is in this spirit of service that, with Dr. Bill Benninger, Dr. Graham created ADDvisor.com as a means to share practical information to families and individuals who live with ADHD every day. For six years, ADDvisor.com had been chosen by CHADD to be honored as an Innovative Practice at the CHADD national conference.
Recognized for his work by peers and clients alike, Dr. Graham presents and writes on positive psychology, ADHD, child and family, coaching and business issues throughout the United States and internationally.
He is the lead author of Lemonade: The Leader’s Guide to Resilience at Work, published in 2012. Additionally, he co-authored the RAW-A, the Resilience at Work Assessment. His latest book, The Guide to ADHD Coaching: How to Find an ADHD Coach and What to Do When You Get One, is currently available on Amazon. Dr. Graham is married and has three adult children.
He served on the Professional Advisory Boards of the Chicago CHADD chapter and the Chicago North chapter of the LDA (Learning Disabilities Association). Dr. Graham was asked to serve on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Attention Disorders and was on the board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC).