1st Edition

Parent-Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD
Building Skills and Motivation



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ISBN 9781462527694
Published November 2, 2016 by Guilford Press
242 Pages

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Book Description

This user-friendly manual presents an innovative, tested approach to helping teens overcome the frustrating organizational and motivation problems associated with executive function deficits and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Supporting Teens' Autonomy Daily (STAND) approach uses motivational interviewing (MI) to engage teens and their parents in building key compensatory skills in organization, time management, and planning. Parent training components ease family conflict and equip parents to support kids' independence. Ready-to-use worksheets and rating scales are provided; the book has a large-size format for easy photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all 45 reproducible tools.

Table of Contents

1. Attention, Executive Functioning, and Motivation Problems in Teens
2. Overview of STAND
3. Case Conceptualization
4. Motivational Interviewing in STAND
5. Engagement Modules
6. Skill Modules
7. Mobilizing Modules
8. Clinical Advice

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Biography

Margaret H. Sibley, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, where she leads a specialty clinic devoted to delivering the STAND approach. A clinical psychologist and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Dr. Sibley works closely with community mental health agencies and schools to enhance professional practices for teens and families. She has written numerous journal articles on ADHD and has been the principal investigator on several studies evaluating how to engage families of teens in successful therapy. She is a recipient of the Young Scientist Award from Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and of fellowships from the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation and the American Psychological Foundation, among other honors.

Reviews

"Sibley has paid special attention to the executive function and developmental challenges faced by teens with ADHD. She extensively investigated available therapies and drew on her clinical experience to determine what treatment components would be needed to significantly improve these teens' home and school lives. Her approach is empirically supported and clinically sound. The program addresses the specific struggles that clinicians face in motivating teens; working collaboratively with families; and building skills in organization, time management, and planning. This book is sure to be a valued resource in an area in need of as many tools as possible."--Richard Gallagher, PhD, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, New York University Langone Health

"This book nicely fills a long-standing need for a manual-based clinical intervention for enhancing executive functioning (EF) in teens with ADHD. What makes the approach unique among family training programs is the way it combines practical strategies grounded in clinical and educational research with MI, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and collaborative problem-solving methods. Mental health professionals and students will find a wealth of recommendations for addressing EF and self-regulatory deficits in adolescents.”--Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

"This cutting-edge book provides a comprehensive treatment approach for executive functioning concerns in adolescents, consistent with the newest conceptualizations of ADHD. The book uniquely integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy and skills training while attending to critical issues around motivation of both teens and their parents. It is grounded in strategies to increase extrinsic motivation (with contingency management) and intrinsic motivation (with MI). The manual will be useful for any practitioner working with adolescents with ADHD and their families, regardless of discipline."--Sylvie Naar, PhD, Director, Division of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University

"These are the kids that I see in my practice, write about in my books, and talk about in my workshops. Sibley describes a therapeutic strategy that she has tested and perfected over years of practice with teens with executive skills deficits and ADHD. The case examples ring true and hit on the wide array of difficulties that these students experience. The approach is sophisticated, yet the tools are practical, and both novice and expert therapists can find ways to incorporate Sibley’s methods in their practice right away. I highly recommend this book."--Peg Dawson, EdD, Center for Learning and Attention Disorders, Portsmouth, New Hampshire