Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Therapist Guide

Paperback | July 28, 2005

bySteven A. Safren, Carol A. Perlman, Susan Sprich

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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 interventiondescribed 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 tohelp 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 treatmentin the context of individual outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy.

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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 interventiondescribed in this series, there have been virtu...

Steven A. Safren is at Massachusetts General Hospital. Susan Sprich is at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.81 × 9.88 × 0.39 inPublished:July 28, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introductory Information for TherapistsMODULE 1: PSYCHOEDUCATION, ORGANIZATION, AND PLANNINGSession 1: Psychoeducation and Introduction to Organization and PlanningSession 2: Involvement of Spouse or PartnerSession 3: Organization of Multiple TasksSession 4: Problem Solving and Managing Overwhelming TasksSession 5: Organizing PapersMODULE 2: REDUCING DISTRACTIBILITYSession 6: Gauging Attention Span and Distractibility DelaySession 7: Modifying the EnvironmentMODULE 3: ADAPTIVE THINKINGSession 8: Introduction of a Cognitive Model of MoodSession 9: Adaptive ThinkingSession 10: Rehearsal and Review of Adaptive Thinking SkillsMODULE 4: ADDITIONAL SKILLSSession 11: Application to ProcrastinationSession 12: Relapse PreventionReferencesAbout the Authors