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- PhD, SUNY at Albany
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
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My main research focus is on ADHD in adults and children. My first study in this area examined the link between perinatal complications and ADHD. Subsequently, I found a lower rate of ADHD in adoptive relatives of children with ADHD compared to the rate of ADHD in biological relatives of children with ADHD. I was a co-investigator on an NIMH R-03, which was the first U.S. study to provide empirical support for a psychosocial treatment for ADHD in medication treated adults with residual symptoms. I was a co-investigator on an NIMH-R01 testing the efficacy of this intervention. I was also the co-PI on an NIMH R-34 grant evaluating our psychosocial treatment for ADHD in high school students. I have been an active investigator in other research projects including a grant examining the impact of D-cycloserine administration in the CBT treatment of children and adolescents with OCD (D.Geller, PI), a grant examining CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Wilhelm, PI) and a grant studying CBT for young men with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Henin, PI).
Safren SA, Sprich S, Mimiaga MJ, Surman C, Knouse L, Groves M, Otto M (2010). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Relaxation with Educational Support for Medication-Treated Adults with ADHD and Persistent Symptoms; A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 304(8), 875-880.
Safren SA, Sprich SE, Perlman, CA, Otto MW. Mastery of your adult ADHD. Client Workbook, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2017.
Safren SA, Sprich SE, Perlman CA, Otto MW. Mastery of your adult ADHD, Therapist Manual, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2017.
Sprich, SE, Safren, SA. Overcoming ADHD in adolescence, Client workbook. Oxford University Press, 2020.
Sprich, SE, Safren, SA. Overcoming ADHD in adolescence. Therapist Guide. Oxford University Press, 2020.