This chapter provides an introduction to the science and practice of CBT for adult ADHD and next-step resources for those wishing to learn more. As such, the chapter does not review every psychosocial approach for adult ADHD listed earlier; instead, it focuses on CBT treatment principles and the most rigorously tested approaches. The information presented draws heavily on the growing research literature on CBT in general and specifically for adult ADHD. In the latter part of the chapter, I also provide some general recommendations to clinicians implementing skills-based treatment with this population, drawing on the clinical literature and my experience as a clinician conducting CBT with clients in the context of research trials and general outpatient work. Because of its relatively short history, CBT for adult ADHD is an exciting and dynamic area of research and practice despite the many questions that remain to be answered.
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Knouse, Laura E. "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for ADHD." In Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, edited by Russell A. Barkley, 757-73. 4th ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2014.