The 13th Annual Burnett Seminar

2014 Burnett Seminar

The 13th Timothy B. and Jane A. Burnett Seminar for Academic Achievement

Understanding Emotions and Motivations in High School and College Students with ADHD/LD

An Afternoon With Dr. Thomas E. Brown
Monday, Nov. 3 | 1 – 4:30 p.m.
George Watts Hill Alumni Center, Chapel Hill

VIDEO: Dr. Thomas E. Brown presented his work Nov. 3 on “Understanding Emotions and Motivations of High School and College Students with ADHD/LD” at the 2014 Burnett Seminar. Watch Dr. Brown’s presentation via YouTube.

Dr. Brown’s reading list (Word)
Event flyer (PDF)

For information more about last year’s seminar, the 2013 Burnett Seminar also is online

Many with ADHD have difficulty recognizing, responding to Dr. Thomas Brownand managing both positive and negative emotions. As a result, bright young adults may develop
academic and relationship struggles when dealing with their emotional ups and downs. Dr. Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders and author of Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD, will: 

• Explain the unique ways in which emotions impact focus, persistence and motivation for those with ADHD
• Detail paths people with ADHD can take to create a more productive and rewarding life

Dr. Thomas E. Brown is a clinical psychologist who earned his Ph.D. at Yale University. He serves as associate director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in the department of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He is author of Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2014) and A New Understanding of ADHD in Children & Adults: Executive Function Impairments (Routledge, 2013) as well as the prize-winning Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults (Yale Press, 2005). He edited ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults (American Psychiatric Press, 2009) and is author of the Brown ADD Scales (Pearson). He has presented symposia and workshops throughout the US and in 40 other countries. For more, go to

Sponsored by the Learning Center’s ADHD/LD Services — a Learning Center Program in the College of Arts and Sciences — and the UNC General Alumni Association.

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