Melissa Orlov is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com, and author of two award-winning books on the impact of ADHD in relationships - The ADHD Effect on Marriage (rev. 2020) andThe Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD (2014). She is considered one of the foremost authorities on the topic of how ADHD impacts adult relationships. A marriage consultant, Melissa helps ADHD-affected couples from around the world re-balance their relationships and learn to thrive through her seminars, and books. She also leads a team of consultants dedicated to helping couples impacted by ADHD. She regularly teaches marriage counselors and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples dealing with struggles related to ADHD. Orlov blogs for Psychology Today and atwww.adhdmarriage.com, where she hosts a large community of adults learning about ADHD in relationships. She has been interviewed by many, including the New York Times, CNN, Today, and US News and World Report. You can find her at ADHDmarriage.com.
Kristin Kopple, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Clinical Practice Enrichment Series, and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia. Dr. Kopple completed her pre-doctoral training and fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital, and post-doctoral training at the Therapy Center of Philadelphia, where she focused on working with members of the LGBTQ community and was a member of the internal Change Team for Racial Equity. She has been adjunct faculty at Bryn Mawr College and has presented corporate trainings on Emotional Intelligence for early career engineers. She is an active member in APA’s Psychoanalytic Division (Division 39), The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCOP) and the Greater Philadelphia Society for Clinical Hypnosis (GPSCH). In her private practice, Dr. Kopple uses a feminist relational psychodynamic framework, taking a collaborative and transparent approach based on exploration, understanding, expression and affirmation. She works with adults of all ages and identities, and specializes in understanding the impact of ADHD on self-perception and functioning in the workplace, relationships and families.