Margaret Sibley, PhD

Personal Statement

My work focuses on community and school-based interventions for adolescents with ADHD and related difficulties in attention, motivation, and executive functions. I have authored or co-authored over 70 scientific papers and a book about how parents and professionals can empower teenagers with ADHD. My school-based models include summer programming to prepare teens with ADHD for the transition to high school and peer-delivered interventions for high schoolers. These approaches integrate motivational interviewing and executive function skill building. I am is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. My work has been conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health, Institute of Education Sciences, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).


Medical school: State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo
James Madison University, Harrisonburg
Residency: Clinical Psychology, Florida International University, Miami

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

PEARL Clinic – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Training Clinic

Recent Publications

Variable Patterns of Remission From ADHD in the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD.
(2021 Aug 13)
Am J Psychiatry
Sibley MH, Arnold LE, Swanson JM, Hechtman LT, Kennedy TM, Owens E, Molina BSG, Jensen PS, Hinshaw SP, Roy A, Chronis-Tuscano A, Newcorn JH, Rohde LA, MTA Cooperative Group.

Development of ADHD: Etiology, Heterogeneity, and Early Life Course.
(2020 Dec)
Annu Rev Dev Psychol 2(1): 559-583
Nigg JT, Sibley MH, Thapar A, Karalunas SL

Study protocol of a randomised trial of Summer STRIPES: a peer-delivered high school preparatory intervention for students with ADHD.
(2021 Aug 3)
BMJ Open 11(8): e045443
Zulauf-McCurdy CA, Coxe SJ, Lyon AR, Aaronson B, Ortiz M, Sibley MH

Community Implementation of MI-Enhanced Behavior Therapy for Adolescent ADHD: Linking Fidelity to Effectiveness.
(2021 Jul)
Behav Ther 52(4): 847-860
Sibley MH, Bickman L, Coxe SJ, Graziano PA, Martin P

Stakeholder-Generated Implementation Strategies to Promote Evidence-Based ADHD Treatment in Community Mental Health.
(2021 May 14)
Adm Policy Ment Health
Sibley MH, Ortiz M, Rios-Davis A, Zulauf-McCurdy CA, Graziano PA, Bickman L

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