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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Russell A. Barkley, PhD


        Russell A. Barkley, PhD


Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He was previously Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Director of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (1985-2002) and, before that, Associate Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (1977-1985) and founder of its Neuropsychology Service.  He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley received his B.A. degree with Honors in Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University. 

Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 21 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 28 editions.  He has also published more than 250 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.  He is the founder and Editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 20th year of publication.  Dr. Barkley has presented more than 700 invited addresses internationally and appeared on the nationally televised 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD.  He has received awards from the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Professional Psychology, Association for the Advancement of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) for his career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science.  His websites are and

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Discuss the recent discovery of a second attention disorder among clinic referrals and its symptom profile.
2.  Describe recent research on the differences in comorbidity and domains of impairment associated with each disorder.
3.  Review the possible differences that may exist between SCT and ADHD in likely treatment response.


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