Interventions for Social Problems in Children with ADHD: Challenges and Recommendations
Amori Yee Mikami, PhD, is a full professor and the associate head for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (Canada). Her work blends basic and intervention science to understand and treat the complex contributions to peer problems in youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
About This Event
Many children with ADHD have difficulties with appropriate social behaviors, which can be a barrier to making and keeping close friendships and being accepted by their peers. In this talk, Dr. Mikami will present reasons why it is challenging for clinicians to address social problems in ADHD. She will then offer some recommendations and tools for how to treat social problems in this population.
- Describe some unique challenges clinicians face in treating social problems in ADHD
- Plan how to apply some tools and techniques to treating social problems in ADHD
- Identify the children with ADHD and social problems who might benefit most from which treatment approaches
About the Visiting Professor Lecture Series
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over Zoom. In partnership with Northwell Health, continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are available to registered course participants.