Thomas J. Power, PhD, ABPP

Thomas J. Power, PhD, ABPP, is chief psychologist and associate chief of academic affairs in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; director of the Center for Management of ADHD; and a researcher for the Healthy Weight Program at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Assessment and treatment of ADHD, Integrating behavioral health services into primary care, School mental health, Health promotion in schools, Service delivery for children with ADHD in urban settings
Locations: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Thomas J. Power, PhD, is Director of the Center for Management of ADHD and Chief Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

    As Director of the Center for Management of ADHD, Dr. Power oversees the clinical practice, training, and research activities of a large interdisciplinary team, including developmental and behavioral pediatricians, child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical and school psychologists, and advanced practice nurses. He has extensive experience developing interventions for children and families coping with ADHD, and he is an expert in promoting the school success of these children and youth.

    Dr. Power’s research focuses on the assessment and treatment of children with ADHD. He also has a special interest in health promotion in schools and the delivery of services for children with ADHD in urban settings. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Pediatrics, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Journal of School Psychology, and School Psychology Review.

    Dr. Power is a fellow of the American Psychological Association Divisions of School Psychology and Pediatric Psychology, and was the 2010 recipient of the Presidential Award from the National Association of School Psychologists.

  • Education and Training

    Undergraduate Degree

    Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, Upper Darby School District

    Graduate Degree

    University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Center for Management of ADHD

    Chief Psychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Associate Chief of Academic Affairs, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

    Academic Investigator, Healthy Weight Program

    Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Interventions for ADHD
    Community-based prevention

  • Publications



    Power TJ, Bradley-Klug, K. Pediatric school psychology: Conceptualization, applications, and strategies for leadership development. New York: Routledge, 2013.


    Power TJ, DuPaul GJ, Shapiro ES, Kazak AE. Promoting children's health: Integrating school, family, and community. New York: Guilford Press, 2003. 


    Phelps L, Brown RT, Power TJ. Pediatric psychopharmacology: Combining medical and psychosocial interventions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2002.


    Power TJ, Habboushe D, Karustis, JL. Homework Success for Children with ADHD: A family-school intervention program. New York: Guilford Press, 2001. 



    Boyd RC, Scharko AM, Cole JC, Patterson CA, Benton TD, Power TJ. Training Pediatric Psychologists for Perinatal Behavioral Health Services in a Pediatric Hospital. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]


    Power TJ, Mautone JA, Soffer SL, Clarke AT, Marshall SA, Sharman J, et al. Family-school intervention for children with ADHD: Results of randomized clinical trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Apr 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22506793. Read the abstract

    Booster G, DuPaul GJ, Eiraldi RB, Power TJ. Functional impairments in children with ADHD: Unique effects of age and comorbidities. J Atten Disord. 2012 Apr;16(3):179-89. Epub 2010 Sep 28. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20876886. Read the abstract


    Blum NJ, Jawad A, Clarke AT, Power TJ. Effect of OROS-Methylphenidate on different domains of attention and executive functioning in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 53, 843-849. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.03944.x. No abstract available.

    Hoffman JA., Thompson DR, Franko DL, Power TJ, Leff SS, Stallings VA. Decaying effects in a randomized multi-year fruit and vegetable intake intervention. Prev Med. 2011 May 1;52(5):370-5. Epub 2011 Mar 1. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21371499. Read the abstract

    Power TJ, Robins PM, Watkins MW, Rourke MT, Alderfer MA. Determining readiness for pre-doctoral internship training: The process of developing a screening measure. J Clin Psychol. 2011 Jan;67(1):6-16. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20738. Epub 2010 Oct 11. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20939022. Read the abstract


    Power TJ, Hughes CL, Helwig JR, Nissley-Tsiopinis J, Mautone JA. Getting to first base: Promoting engagement in family-school intervention for children with ADHD in urban, primary care practice. School Mental Health, 2, 52-61. DOI: 10.1007/s12310-010-9029-2. No abstract available.

    Leff SS, Waasdorp TE, Paskewich B, Gullan RL, Jawad A, MacEvoy JP, et al. The preventing relational aggression in schools everyday (PRAISE) program: A preliminary evaluation of acceptability and impact. School Psych Rev. 2010 Dec;39(4):569-587. Cited in PubMed; PMCID PMC3113534. Read the article

    Takeda T, Stotesbery K, Power T, Ambrosini PJ, Berrettini W, Hakonarson H, et al. Parental ADHD status and its association with proband ADHD subtype and severity. J Pediatr. 2010 Dec;157(6):995-1000.e1. Epub 2010 Jul 14. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20630538. Read abstract

    Posters and Presentations


    Power TJ, Evans S, DuPaul G, Owens J, Mautone J. An evidence-based model of care for youth with ADHD [presentation]. Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists; 2012 Feb; Philadelphia. 

    Power TJ, Mautone J, Marshall S, Sharman J, Jawad A. Developing a multisystemic intervention for young students with ADHD [presentation]. Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists; 2012 Feb; Philadelphia.


    Power TJ, Mautone J, Soffer S, Marshall S. Evaluation of a family-school intervention for students with ADHD: examination of moderating effects [poster presentation]. Annual meeting of American Psychological Association; 2011 Aug; Washington, DC.

    Power TJ, Mautone J. Linking schools and primary care in urban settings: contributions of pediatric school psychology [presentation]. Annual Meeting of National Association of School Psychologists; 2011 Feb; San Francisco, CA.


    Power TJ. Promoting engagement in family-school intervention for children with ADHD in urban, primary care settings [presentation]. Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association; 2010 Aug; San Diego, CA.

    Power TJ, Mautone J, Soffer S, Tresco K, Cassano M. Promoting family-school success for students with ADHD [presentation]. Annual Conference of International School Psychology Association; 2010 July, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    2011-present, Associate Editor, School Mental Health

    2011-present, Senior Science and Editorial Consultant, Journal of School Psychology

    2011-present, Scientific Advisory Panel, School Psychology Review

    2005-2010, Editor-Elect/Editor, School Psychology Review

    1998-2004, Associate Editor, School Psychology Review

    Academic Positions

    2006-present, Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Education

    2000-2006, Associate Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

    1997-present, Adjunct Associate Professor/Professor of School Psychology, Lehigh University