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Research and Publications

Current Research Project:

The ADHD Clinic at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) is currently accepting clients for a new ADHD treatment study. 

Specifically, we are exploring the effectiveness of a short-term therapy approach to treat children ages 5-15 with clinically significant symptoms of ADHD and their families.  

Interested families are encouraged to reach out to the clinic for more information:  

gsapp_adhd_clinic@gsapp.rutgers.edu | (848) 932-5908. 

Recent Presentations:

Conway, F. (2020, February). Engaging and Treating Children and Families with ADHD and Associated Problems: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Applying the Empirical Method to Clinical Practice. Presented at the Anne Marie Sandler Colloquium, Yale Child Study Center, Connecticut.

Lyon, S., Silber, M., Kelman, T. (2020) “Cultivating Compassion Through Mentalization: A Psychodynamic Treatment Approach for Children with ADHD.” (Presentation (accepted for Division 39 Conference 2020, postponed due to COVID-19 until 2021)

Conway, F. (2019, September). The ADHD Compassion Project: Dispelling the illusion of children with ADHD as the ‘bad’ other. Presented in session on “Innovative solutions to the clinical problem: There is hope through engagement” at ‘The mental health crisis in America: Recognizing problems, working towards solutions' Centennial Conference, Austen Riggs, Stockholm, MA

Conway, F. (2019, March). Cultivating Compassion ADHD Project. Presented at William Alanson White Institute.

Select Publications:

Conway, F., Lyon, S., Silber, M., Donath, S. (2019). Cultivating Compassion ADHD Project: A mentalization informed psychodynamic psychotherapy approach.  Journal of Infant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. DOI:10.1080/15289168.2019.1654271

Conway, F. (2019) Clinical Challenges in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of ADHD Patients: A Commentary on Dr. Whitman’s Case Presentation, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 72:1, 94-98, DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2019.1557478

Conway, F. (2017). Cultivating Compassion: A Psychodynamic Understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Conway, F. (2015). Current Research and Future Directions in Psychodynamic Treatment of ADHD: Is Empathy the Missing Link? Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. 14(3), 280-287.

Conway, F. (2014). The use of empathy and transference as interventions in psychotherapy with attention deficit hyperactive disorder latency-aged boys. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.), 51(1), 104-109.

Conway, F. (2014). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Integration of cognitive, neuropsychological and psychodynamic perspectives in psychotherapy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Conway, F. (2012). Psychodynamic psychotherapy of ADHD: a review of the literature. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.), 49(3), 404-417.

Conway, F. (2011). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Integration of cognitive, neuropsychological and psychodynamic theoretical perspectives in psychotherapy. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Ed. F. Conway. Special Issue

Conway, F., Oster, M., & McCarthy, J. (2010). Exploring object relations in hospitalized children with caregiver loss. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 9(2–3), 108–117.