J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

As part of the symposium on non-medical treatments for adult ADHD, I’ll be presenting on CBT for adult ADHD. One of the principles in framing interventions is turning “managing ADHD” into actionable steps the patient can “do” to improve functioning. Similarly, being a practicing clinician specializing in adult ADHD, it has been helpful to see how the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) model has been adapted to meet the needs of these patients and, more specific to the conference session, how this framework can guide all different varieties of therapists in terms of increasing their confidence when working with this clinical population – which by definition is characterized by difficulties organizing behavior over time and following through on the coping strategies necessary to manage ADHD.

The session will highlight different domains of interventions within CBT for adult ADHD and specific examples of each, focused on promoting their actual implementation, using the clinical example of procrastination, a common area of difficulty for ADHD adults.

If you are interested:

Ramsay, J. R. (2016). “Turning intentions into actions:” CBT for adult ADHD focused on implementation. Clinical Case Studies, 15, 179-197. doi: 10.1177/1534650115611483
Ramsay, J. R., & Rostain, A. L. (2016). Adult ADHD as an implementation problem: Clinical significance, underlying mechanisms, and psychosocial treatment. Practice Innovations, 1, 36-52. doi: 10.1037/pri0000016


Dr. Ramsay will be presenting at the 2018 APSARD Annual Meeting on “Outside the Pill Bottle: Assessment and Management of Adult ADHD.”