My Work

This section allows me to provide more specifics and details about recent, upcoming, and ongoing projects and roles in which I am involved.

Books & Other Recent Professional Publications

Other Publications

In The Works

I have a chapter that will be included in a soon-to-be released edited volume, Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to be published by APA.

I also have a brief manuscript about my proposed cognitive themes observed in the thoughts and beliefs of adults with ADHD, which will be published in The ADHD Report.

Our study on the role of negative thinking in adult ADHD was accepted for publication in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research. Here is a link to the online ahead of print version.

I’m also involved in a collaboration examining the role of a coaching model for college students, both with and without ADHD. I was asked to participate with a friend/colleague whose coaching model was used by a large university.

Recent Publications

The recently published book (and at least one book chapter) took up most of my writing time the past few years, but here are some of the most recent journal publications.

  • Serine, A. D., Rosenfield, B., DiTomasso, R. A., Collines, J. M., Rostain, A. L., & Ramsay, J. R. The Relationship Between Cognitive Distortions and Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder After Accounting for Comorbidities and Personality Traits. Cognitive Therapy and Research 44: 967-976, 2020.
  • Ramsay, J. R.: The relevance of cognitive distortions in the psychosocial treatment of adult ADHD. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 48: 62-69, 2017.
  • Ramsay, J. R.: Assessment and monitoring of treatment response in adult ADHD patients: current perspectives. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 13: 221-232, 2017.
  • Knouse, L. E., & Ramsay, J. R.: Managing side effects in CBT for adult ADHD. The ADHD Report. 26(2): 6-10, 2018.


I recorded two sessions as the invited speaker for a virtual conference by the ADHD Association of Denmark in Kolding on April 22, 2021. The sessions were recorded in advance due to the time difference, though I was streamed live for a lively Q&A session later in the day (but still quite early here).

I was the 2021 invited speaker for the John B. Rosenberg ’63 and Stephanie Lambert Speaker Series in Psychology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, which was held on April 8, 2021 (after a one-year delay due to COVID). See the presentation in the Media section of the website. Flyer for original event: SpeakerSeries_Psychology_2020_Final →

I presented a session on October 2 for the virtual “15th Congreso Internacional sobre TDAH” (originally to be held in Mexico City) on the topic of Rethinking Adult ADHD.

I presented a workshop on September 3 as part of the virtual European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies Congress (originally to be held in Athens, Greece) on CBT for Adult ADHD.

I had been scheduled to co-present with friends/colleagues Dr. Tom Power of the CHOP ADHD Program and Dr. Anthony Rostain of the PENN Adult ADHD Program on “ADHD across the lifespan: Recent developments” on May 2, 2020 at Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence (JCHAI) in Bryn Mawr (9am – 1pm). The event was to be sponsored by the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association. The PBTA event has been postponed.


Below are my 2019 conference presentations:

  • Jan, 2019
    “Psychosocial Treatment for Adult ADHD: Emerging Adults and Beyond,” American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), Washington, DC.
  • Jun, 2019
    “Thinking Through Adult ADHD: How Thoughts Turn Intentions into Actions (or Not),” Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Aug, 2019
    “Thinking Through Adult ADHD: How Thoughts Turn Intentions into Actions (or Not),” American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Sep, 2019  “Thinking Through Adult ADHD: How Thoughts Turn Intentions into Actions (or Not),” British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, Bath, England.
  • Nov, 2019  “Thinking Through Adult ADHD: How Thoughts Turn Intentions into Actions (or Not)”, International Conference on ADHD (CHADD), Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov, 2019  “Brain Stimulation for ADHD: Experience of the Penn Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program.” In J. Swanson (Chair), “Research Symposium: Neurodevelopment and Neuromodulation.” International Conference on ADHD (CHADD), Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov, 2019  “Lessons Learned from ‘Procrastivity,'” International Conference on ADHD (CHADD), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Nov, 2019  “Starting an ADHD Specialty Program,” Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT): ADHD Special Interest Group, Atlanta, GA.

Clinical Practice

I maintain a full caseload of adult clients I see for diagnostic evaluations and individual cognitive-behavior therapy or CBT, primarily through the PENN Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, but also through my ongoing affiliation with the Center for Cognitive Therapy at PENN.

As a side note, for the foreseeable future, all my clinical work will be done remotely through HIPAA-compliant video platforms.


I am a clinical supervisor for 3rd and/or 4th year psychiatry residents in the Perelman School of Medicine who are receiving supervised training in conducting cognitive-behavioral therapy for mood and anxiety disorders through the Center for Cognitive Therapy.

In 2013, I established and continue direct a year-long supervised training in the diagnostic assessment and psychosocial treatment (using CBT) of adult ADHD. I train and supervise two advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology and we have a stellar record of our trainees gaining admission to APA-accredited predoctoral internships.

Most of our doctoral clinicians use our program’s archival data for their doctoral dissertation projects. I have been a committee member for the vast majority of these dissertations.