Department of Psychology

Clinical Services

The AD/HD Clinic, which is a clinical specialty service in the Department of Psychology, offers a full range of evidence-based assessment and treatment services. Services are available for children, adolescents, college students, and adults. All clinical services are provided by licensed psychologists and by postdoctoral/advanced doctoral students working under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Assessment

Psychological evaluations are available to address various referral questions, including:

  • Determining if AD/HD is present
  • Evaluating for secondary learning, behavioral, and emotional problems that often accompany AD/HD
  • Ruling out Bipolar Disorder and other conditions that can mimic AD/HD
  • Establishing a treatment plan/evaluating the effectiveness of ongoing treatment¬†
  • Determining eligibility for academic accommodations

To address these questions, the AD/HD Clinic uses a comprehensive, state-of-the-art assessment approach, following the model outlined in Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Anastopoulos & Shelton, 2001). This includes use of:

  • Computer-assisted diagnostic interviews/semi-structured background interviews
  • Clinical interviews with children, adolescents, and self-referred adults
  • Child behavior rating scales completed by parents and teachers
  • Self-report rating scales completed by parents regarding family functioning
  • Self-report rating scales completed by adolescents and self-referred adults
  • Rating scales completed by spouses/significant others for self-referred adults
  • Computer-assisted testing of AD/HD symptoms
  • Individually administered IQ and academic achievement testing
  • Clinic-based observations
  • Medical and school record reviews

Treatment

Evidence-based treatments are used in combination to address the multiple needs of individuals with AD/HD. These research-supported treatment services include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral parent training, delivered individually or in a multi-family group format
  • Family-based Problem Solving Communication Training program for adolescents and their parents
  • Cognitive-behavioral treatment for adults
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • School consultation
  • Social skills training groups for children

Fees

  • Clinical services are covered by some but not all insurance companies
  • Medicaid and NC Health Choice accepted
  • For further information, call (336) 346-3192, x300