ERIC Number: EJ872907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Description and Demonstration of CBT for ADHD in Adults
Sprich, Susan E.; Knouse, Laura E.; Cooper-Vince, Christine; Burbridge, Jennifer; Safren, Steven A.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v17 n1 p9-15 Feb 2010
ADHD in adulthood is a valid, prevalent, distressing, and interfering condition. Although medications help treat this disorder, there are often residual symptoms after medication treatment, and, for some patients, they are contraindicated. Compared to other disorders, such as mood and anxiety disorders, there are few resources available for clinicians wishing to conduct cognitive-behavioral treatment for this problem. The present manuscript provides a description of our cognitive-behavioral approach to treat ADHD in adulthood, which we have developed and tested in our clinic (Safren, Otto, et al., 2005), and for which detailed therapist and client guides exist (Safren, Perlman, Sprich, & Otto, 2005; Safren, Sprich, Perlman, & Otto, 2005). To augment the description of treatment, the present article provides video component demonstrations of several core modules that highlight important aspects of this treatment. This description and the accompanying demonstrations are intended as a practical guide to assist therapists wishing to conduct such a treatment in the outpatient setting.
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adults, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Counseling Techniques, Learning Modules, Guides, Video Technology, Clinics
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