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

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

by Margaret H. Sibley PhD


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462527694
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 10/05/2016
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 493,334
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

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.

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


Clinical child/adolescent psychologists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and school psychologists.

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