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

There is a collaboration that will yield a self-published book, likely a digital book that will allow periodic updates and revisions. I’m hoping it will be available by the end of 2023 but it seems that some time 2024 is more likely. I’m also hoping there will be a mechanism for paperback versions.

Recent Publications

  • Ramsay, J. R. (2023). Inattention and hyperactivity. In S. Hupp & C. L. Santa Maria (Eds.), Pseudoscience in therapy (pp. 297-311). Cambridge University Press..
  • Ramsay, J. R. (2021). Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), Handbook of cognitive behavioral therapy, Vol. 2, Applications. (pp. 389-421). American Psychological Association.
  • Ramsay, J. R. (2020). Is there a cognitive theme to the thoughts and beliefs of adults with ADHD? The ADHD Report, 28(7), 8-12.
  • Serine, A. D., Rosenfield, B., DiTomasso, R. A., Collins, J. M., Rostain, A. L., & Ramsay, J. R. (2020). 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.



I’m was the Grand Rounds speaker for the Cooper University Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Department on September 19 and provided a review of CBT for adult ADHD.

I’ll be doing a webinar on CBT for adult ADHD for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association as part of its October ADHD Awareness month sessions on October 4.

On October 17, I’ll be doing an invited remote presentation for Microsoft Toronto on “Adult ADHD in the Workplace: Difficulties and Opportunities” as part of its ADHD Awareness Month activities.

On October 19, I’ll again present on adult ADHD in the workplace for the Philadelphia CHADD chapter.

I’m an invited speaker providing the morning session for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Psychology Department’s Supervisor Training Day festivities on October 20.

Looking ahead to November and December, I’ll be doing an in-person conference session at the Annual International Conference on ADHD (CHADD/ADDA/ACO) and a session co-presented with my friend and colleague David Giwerc for the virtual conference the following week.


I did a webinar for ADHD Support Australia on July 25 (July 26 Australia time) on various ideas from my “Rethinking Adult ADHD” book.

The last professional event of my University of Pennsylvania was CBT for adult ADHD workshop at the annual convention of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association in State College, PA on Saturday, June 24.

I conducted an in-congress workshop on CBT for adult ADHD at the World Congress on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Seoul, South Korea on June 3, 2023 and was very happy to spend some time with colleagues from diverse countries with this mutual interest.

I participated in a symposium with respected colleagues Drs. Mary Solanto, Lily Hechtman, and Alexandra Philipsen on CBT for adult ADHD at the World Federation of ADHD Congress in Amsterdam on May 19, 2023. (While in Amsterdam I also visited the Anne Frank House and saw Depeche Mode in concert for the first time since 1993, so not a bad trip.)

I was invited to do a session on Social Capital and Relationships for Adults with ADHD for the Bux-Mont (PA) CHADD group on March 21, 2023, which generated a very insightful Q&A session.

I presented a half-day webinar workshop on CBT for adult ADHD to Bespoke Mental Health in the UK on March 9, 2023.

I presented two sessions at the International Conference on ADHD hosted by CHADD, ADDA, and ACO that was held in Dallas, TX in November 2022.

I was an invited speaker at the 16th Conference on ADHD, Proyectodah, Mexico City, Mexico, October 29-30, 2022. My session was on on managing emotions in CBT for adult ADHD.

I was a presenter as part of the Weekend University’s Day on Neurodiversity online program on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

I conducted a webinar on “social capital” and its role in relationships for adults with ADHD. It was hosted by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and aired on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, though it is probably available on the ADDA website.

I presented a 5-session remote training on cognitive-behavioral therapy to a group from Alliance Counseling in Singapore in November 2021.

I was a speaker for the Beck Institute Summit on October 29, 2021. My session was on cognitive-behavior therapy focused on research and clinical developments in the cognitive realm of psychosocial treatment.

I presented a remote continuing education workshop on cognitive-behavior therapy for adult ADHD through Psych Consulting to an Australian audience of mental health professional on September 3, 2021 (their time, September 2 local time when I present it). It was well-received and there were a number of great questions – I just wish it could have been live and in-person.

I presented a session on ADHD for the PENN Dental Program on September 15 on ADHD management and its relevance for oral and dental health.

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 →


Clinical Practice

As of July 1, 2023, I am retired from the University of Pennsylvania and have a full-time solo, completely virtual psychology practice. See the “Solo Practice” tab for more details.

This transition allows me to streamline and focus on the professional roles and opportunities that I find most rewarding at this juncture in my career, as much as I enjoyed my many roles through the Penn Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program. I certainly feel that I have more to do and to offer.


As a side effect of my retirement from Penn, I no longer have trainees to supervise.

Many clinicians have reached out to me in search of ongoing training or supervision groups or other such opportunities for training in the assessment and/or psychosocial treatment of adult ADHD in my solo practice.

I do not have any such program to offer now. However, I’m still considering what this might look like.