Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (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 still have symptoms that require additional skills and symptom management
This Second Edition of
Mastering Your Adult ADHD is thoroughly updated to present the most current, empirically supported treatment strategies in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for coping with symptoms of adult ADHD. The
Therapist Guide provides clinicians with effective means of teaching adult
clients skills that have been scientifically tested and shown to help them cope with ADHD. The program has been updated to include the optional use of technology and smart phones to improve organization and planning. Core modules cover the development of systems for keeping track of appointments and
tasks, reducing distractibility, and improving adaptive thinking skills, and there''s an optional module on reducing procrastination. Information is also provided regarding holding an informational meeting with a spouse, partner, or family member. The step-by-step, session-by-session descriptions
are a practical resource for therapists who deliver the treatment. The companion
Client Workbook contains all of the necessary information for participating in the practical CBT intervention. It includes worksheets, forms, and a link to an assessment measure that can be used to gauge progress during
"It should be considered an extremely important and much overdue contribution to the ADHD clinical literature ... Safren, et al. deserve kudos for taking the first step down that path with their splendid volumes, which, in addition to helping adults with ADHD, also shed light on the work yet to be done." ―Journal of Attention Disorders
Steven A. Safren, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. His grant-funded work related to ADHD includes being the principal investigator of a 5-year NIMH R01 to study the efficacy of CBT for ADHD in adults. Dr. Safren has over 250 publications in the areas of cognitive
behavioral therapy, psychopathology, and their application to a variety of clinical problems in adults.
Susan Sprich, Ph.D., is Director of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. She also serves as the Director of Postgraduate Psychology Education at the MGH Psychiatry Academy at Massachusetts
General Hospital. She served as the project director of a 5-year study of CBT for adult ADHD and as co-PI of a 3-year study of CBT for adolescent ADHD, both funded by NIMH.
Carol A. Perlman, Ph.D., is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and adult ADHD. She is a national workshop presenter on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Perlman is the owner of Perlman Psychology Associates, LLC and maintains a
private practice in Medway, MA.
Michael W. Otto, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. He specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) of anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders. Dr. Otto has over 370 publications spanning his research interests, and he was identified as a "top
producer" in the clinical empirical literature.