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

The stability and persistence of symptoms in childhood-onset ADHD.
(2023 Jun 4)
Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Van Meter AR, Sibley MH, Vandana P, Birmaher B, Fristad MA, Horwitz S, Youngstrom EA, Findling RL, Arnold LE

Effects of a Primary Care-Based Engagement Intervention for Improving Use of ADHD Treatments.
(2023 May 23)
J Pediatr Health Care
Waxmonsky JG, Waschbusch DA, Groff D, Jairath B, Sekhar DL, Sibley MH, Logan JM, Fogel B

Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses: Safety and Efficacy of Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Pediatric Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
(2023 May 1)
J Dev Behav Pediatr 44(4): e322-e332
Zulauf-McCurdy CA, LaCount PA, Shelton CR, Morrow AS, Zhao XA, Russell D, Sibley MH, Arnold LE

Sudden Increases in U.S. Stimulant Prescribing: Alarming or Not?
(2023 Apr)
J Atten Disord 27(6): 571-574
Sibley MH, Faraone SV, Nigg JT, Surman CBH

Investigating routine care non-pharmacological treatment for adolescents with ADHD.
Front Health Serv 2(): 929521
Sibley MH, Reyes Francisco JC, Rios-Davis A, Graziano PA

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