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’m still 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, though the project has been on hold during the pandemic.

There is another manuscript I’m working on with some colleagues about examining strengths in adult ADHD, though it has been moving at a glacial pace.

There is another collaboration that might yield something interesting – but that is all I’ll say for now.

Recent Publications

  • Ramsay, J. R. (in press). Inattention and hyperactivity. In S. Hupp (Ed.), Pseudoscience in psychotherapy. 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., Collines, 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 will be presenting a 5-session remote training on cognitive-behavioral therapy to a group from Alliance Counseling in Singapore across several weeks in November 2021.

I have been invited to participate in the invitation-only Beck Institute Summit that is scheduled for October 29-30, 2021. I will provide a remote session on cognitive-behavior therapy focused on research and clinical developments in the cognitive realm of psychosocial treatment. (My session is scheduled for Friday, October 29 at 1:15pm.)


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 →

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.

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, several of which have resulted in conference papers and publications in peer-review journals.