“I’m So ANGRY!” How to Manage Intense Emotions to get the Closeness You Really Want – 2021

with Sharon Saline, Psy.D.


Whether you have ADHD or not, we all have those moments when the switch flips and we are overcome by frustration, anger and hurt with our partners. You both may say or do things you later regret and struggle to find the authentic love and compassion you have for each other. In this session. Dr. Sharon Saline, author, clinician, speaker and consultant, will show you how to manage intense feelings more effectively based on her 5C’s approach. She’ll teach you how to improve self-awareness and notice the signals of dysregulation, how to set clear boundaries and take pre-planned breaks to settle down, and, most importantly, how to talk about hot topics without blame and reactivity.

About Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD solution card deck specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, high-functioning autism, twice exceptionality and mental health issues. Her unique perspective – as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant – assists her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, motivation, different kinds of learners and the teen brain. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to and, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work. Her writing has been featured In numerous online and print publications including The Psychotherapy Networker, Smith College Studies in Social Work, Attention Magazine, Additude Magazine, Psych Central and Learn more at

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