About J. Russell Ramsay

Dr. J. Russell (“Russ”) Ramsay is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay received his PhD from Palo Alto University (formerly known as Pacific Graduate School of Psychology). He completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Red Bank, New Jersey, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he continues to work as a senior staff clinician. Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous peer-reviewed professional and scientific articles, research abstracts, as well as many book chapters. He is author of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach (with Dr. Anthony Rostain and published by Routledge, 2015), which is in its second edition; Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD: Evaluating Impact of Daily Functioning and Well-Being (American Psychological Association [APA], 2010); and the patient guidebook The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out (with Dr. Anthony Rostain and published by Routledge, 2015). Dr. Ramsay’s most recent book, Thinking Through Adult ADHD: How Thoughts Turn Intentions into Actions (or Not), is slated for a January 2020 release by APA.

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Adult ADHD | Experts

Odd Ways of Coping with ADD

By J. Russell Ramsay

Let’s focus on a couple of unorthodox coping strategies. These are two of many clever innovations discovered by my clients themselves, ones that helped them successfully personalize some familiar ADHD strategies.

Adult ADHD

Scaffolding and Managing ADHD

By J. Russell Ramsay

Scaffolding typically refers to those temporary wooden and steel structures outside of buildings while they are under construction or undergoing repairs or upkeep, such as getting a fresh paint job. These mini-towers give workers firm footing while they are doing their jobs, and are removed when the project is done. Scaffolding is a term also used when discussing the management of ADHD