Guest Talk: Margaret Sibley

Title: Treating Executive Functioning and Motivation Deficits in Adolescents With ADHD

Abstract: Adolescence is a particularly challenging period for individuals with ADHD due to factors related to their learning histories, academic and social environments, and teen brain development. In this presentation, we will explore how to maximize therapy impact for teens with ADHD by targeting the right mechanism, in the right context, using personalized approaches. Supporting Teens’ Autonomy Daily (STAND; Sibley et al., 2016) is a therapeutic intervention for ADHD in adolescence that seeks to answer this call. STAND is a clinical skills-based intervention delivered in the style of Motivational Interviewing (Miller & Rollnick, 2013) to parent-teen dyads. Its content and process will be described in depth with video examples and summary of empirical support. Attention will be given to how individual differences in parental involvement influence treatment outcome. We will discuss how the change process varies across families, identify strategies for enhancing teen motivation, and present next steps for providers and researchers who serve this population.