Welcome to the Cultivating Compassion project and the ADHD Clinic at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University.
WHAT IS The ADHD CLINIC?
Our clinic is an outpatient specialty program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University, focusing on research and treatment of child and adolescent Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Our therapists are graduate students from the clinical, school, and applied psychology programs who are trained and supervised by Dr. Stephanie Lyon, a licensed psychologist and faculty member of the Department of Applied Psychology.
Traditional treatments for ADHD, both behavioral and medication-based, focus primarily on modifying problematic behavior. At the ADHD Clinic, we take a different approach. Our treatment is designed to support the whole child, by addressing the thoughts, feelings, and relationships that underlie problematic behavior, increasing resilience, and improving emotional/behavioral regulation. We believe that when children live and learn in compassionate environments, their experience of themselves and their behaviors are transformed.
We specialize in proving short-term treatment for children age 5-15 who are struggling with ADHD symptoms. We also provide support for parents and welcome opportunities to consult with teachers and schools.
WHO IS RIGHT FOR THE ADHD CLINIC?
If your child is between 5-15 years old, has been diagnosed with ADHD or is experiencing several of the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for the ADHD Clinic:
- Trouble paying attention or sustaining attention
- Difficulty with organization, listening and following directions
- Easily distracted
- Frequent fidgeting, excessive running/climbing, always “on the go”
- Trouble waiting or taking turns
- Interrupting frequently, talking excessively