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MASTERING YOUR ADULT ADHD, 2nd Edition
A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program

Steven A. Safren, Carol A. Perlman, Susan Sprich, & Michael Otto
Oxford University Press, June, 2017

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Describe effective means of teaching client skills that have been scientifically tested and shown to help adults cope with ADHD
• Describe the symptoms of ADHD based on the DSM-IV criteria
• Describe how family members can aide in the treatment of adult ADHD
• Describe the step-by-step, session-by-session approach for treating clients with ADHD

Steven A. Safren is the Associate Director of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program and the Director of the Behavioral Medicine Service, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Carol A. Perlman is a staff clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and maintains a private practice in Medway, MA.

Susan Sprich is on staff at the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Michael W. Otto is a Professor of Psychology, Center for Anxiety Related Disorders, Boston University

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 strategies.

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 treatment.

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