Are you an adult with ADHD?

On February 22, 2014 I presented at a conference for CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), and the topic was ADHD and Social Interactions. I talked about how ADHD affects people socially at different points in their life and gave strategies that people could use to manage symptoms and to improve interactions.  I also talkedContinue reading “Are you an adult with ADHD?”

“Just Say No”

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything.  It’s been a very busy few months and admittedly I was somewhat (a lot) consumed by studying for a licensing exam (which I passed!).  Some job changes, the kids returning to school, and fall sports getting into full swing have also made for a hectic fall.  Now that things are startingContinue reading ““Just Say No””

“Gateway Drugs” and Why Parents Should Take Them Seriously

Most people have heard the term “gateway drug”, which is synonymous with marijuana.  The idea is that use of marijuana eventually leads to use of other, “harder” drugs. In my work I have seen this to be true the vast majority of the time.  Still, this term is often misunderstood. People often deny that there is any such thing as aContinue reading ““Gateway Drugs” and Why Parents Should Take Them Seriously”

Baseline Concussion Testing

Having grown up playing sports, and being a father to 3 boys who are involved in multiple sports, I am very interested in the benefits of sports. And as my eldest son plays ice hockey, I have also become increasingly aware of some of the dangers, including the threat of concussions. Some of my son’sContinue reading “Baseline Concussion Testing”

On December 1st I’m Skateboarding 100 Miles to Raise Money for a Skatepark!

On Saturday December 1st a long-time friend, Wesley Terry, and I will be riding our skateboards 100 miles. Why would we do this? Can we do it? I don’t know, but we’re going to try. In 2009 we formed the Downingtown Skatepark Organization, a non-profit group out of Downingtown, Pennsylvania designed to advocate and fundraiseContinue reading “On December 1st I’m Skateboarding 100 Miles to Raise Money for a Skatepark!”

Advocating for Action Sports

Those who know me know that I have been skateboarding for many years.  And for the past three years I have served on the board of a nonprofit organization called the Downingtown Skatepark Organization.  Our goal has been to advocate for the local action sports community and to fundraise for an open-access concrete skatepark to beContinue reading “Advocating for Action Sports”

“Will Work for Education”

As I was painting a neighbor’s house recently and was talking to another about some painting she needed to have done- and thinking about my upcoming graduation, I was reminded of an article I was interviewed for in 2010.  The article was entitled, “Will Work for Education“, published in the November 2010 issue of gradPsych.  ThisContinue reading ““Will Work for Education””

Book Review: Public Speaking for Psychologists

I’m very interested in doing more presentations as part of my practice, and I’ve done my share in my graduate training and through my involvement with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).  Like most people, though, I do not consider myself to be a natural public speaker.  Few are, though some are so good thatContinue reading “Book Review: Public Speaking for Psychologists”