Synopses & Reviews
ADHD in adulthood is a prevalent and impairing disorder. While medications have been effective in treating adult ADHD, the majority of individuals treated with medications have residual symptoms that require additional skills and symptom management strategies. Except for the intervention described in this series, there have been virtually no tested psychological interventions for clients with adult ADHD to date.
Used in conjunction with the corresponding client workbook, this therapist guide offers effective treatment strategies that follow an empirically-supported treatment approach. It provides clinicians with effective means of teaching clients skills that have been scientifically tested and shown to help adults cope with ADHD. The step-by-step, session-by-session descriptions are a practical resource for therapists who deliver the treatment to clients with ADHD. Together, the therapist guide and client workbook contain all of the information and materials necessary to delivery this treatment in the context of individual outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy.
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About the Author
Steven A. Safren, Ph.D.
is the Associate Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program and the Director of the Behavioral Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Carol A. Perlman, Ph.D. received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and is a Clinical Assistant in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and Project Director at the Harvard University Department of Psychology.
Susan Sprich, Ph.D. received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She is a Clinical Assistant in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Michael W. Otto, Ph.D. helped develop the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, (MGH) serving as director of the program and Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He is now a Professor of Psychology at Boston University.
Table of Contents
Introductory Information for Therapists
MODULE 1: PSYCHOEDUCATION, ORGANIZATION, AND PLANNING
Session 1: Psychoeducation and Introduction to Organization and Planning
Session 2: Involvement of Spouse or Partner
Session 3: Organization of Multiple Tasks
Session 4: Problem Solving and Managing Overwhelming Tasks
Session 5: Organizing Papers
MODULE 2: REDUCING DISTRACTIBILITY
Session 6: Gauging Attention Span and Distractibility Delay
Session 7: Modifying the Environment
MODULE 3: ADAPTIVE THINKING
Session 8: Introduction of a Cognitive Model of Mood
Session 9: Adaptive Thinking
Session 10: Rehearsal and Review of Adaptive Thinking Skills
MODULE 4: ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Session 11: Application to Procrastination
Session 12: Relapse Prevention
About the Authors