Thomas J. Power, PhD, ABPP

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 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Assessment and treatment of ADHD, Integrating behavioral health services into primary care, School mental health, Reducing driving risk among youth with ADHD, 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 behavioral health in primary care, health promotion in schools, and the delivery of services for children with ADHD in urban settings. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in pediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, and school, clinical, and pediatric psychology.

Dr. Power is a fellow of the American Psychological Association Divisions of School Psychology and Pediatric Psychology. He is former editor of School Psychology Review (2006-2010) and current associate editor of School Mental Health. Dr. Power was president of the Society for the Study of School Psychology in 2012 and 2010 recipient of the Presidential Award from the National Association of School Psychologists.

Education and Training

Internship

Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, Upper Darby School District, Upper Darby, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD - 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.

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Interventions for ADHD
Community-based prevention

Publications

Papers

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

2015

Clarke, A. T., Marshall, S. A., Mautone, J. A., Soffer, S. L., Jones, H. A., Costigan, T. E., Patterson, A., Jawad, A. F., & Power, T. J. (2015). Parent attendance and homework adherence predict response to a family-school intervention for children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 58-67. PMID: 22506793 DOI: 10.1037/a0028188

Power, T. J., Watkins, M. W., Mautone, J. A., Walcott, C. M., Coutts, M. J., & Sheridan, S. M. (2015). Examining the validity of the homework performance questionnaire: Multi-informant assessment in elementary and middle school. School Psychology Quarterly, 30, 260-275.

DuPaul, G. J., Reid, R., Anastopoulos, A. D., Lambert, M. C., Watkins, M. W., & Power, T. J. (2015). Parent and teacher ratings of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms: Factor structure and normative data. Psychological Assessment.

2014

Eiraldi, R. B., McCurdy, B., Khanna, M., Mautone, J. A., Jawad, A. F., Power, T. J., Cidav, Z., Cacia, J., & Sugai, G. (2014). A cluster randomized trial to evaluate external support for the implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports by school personnel. Implementation Science, 9. PMID: 24428904

Walton, J., Mautone, J. A., Nissley-Tsiopinis, J., Blum, N. J., & Power, T. J. (2014). Correlates of treatment engagement in an ADHD primary care-based intervention for urban families. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 41, 539-547. DOI: 10.1007/s11414-013-9385-4

Power, T. J., Mautone, J. A., Marshall, S. A., Jones, H. A., Cacia, J., Tresco, K. E., Cassano, M. C., Jawad, A. F., Guevara, J. P., & Blum, N. J. (2014). Feasibility and potential effectiveness of integrated services for children with ADHD in urban primary care practices. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 2, 412-426. DOI: 10.1037/cpp0000056

Dawson, A. E., Wymbs, B. T., Marshall, S. A., Mautone, J. A., & Power, T. J. (2014). The role of parental ADHD in sustaining the effects of a family-school intervention for ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.  DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2014.963858

2013

Marshall, S. A., Evans, S. W., Eiraldi, R. B., Becker, S. P., & Power, T. J. (2013). Social and academic impairment in youth with ADHD, predominantly inattentive type and sluggish cognitive tempo. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 77-90.

Fiks, A. G., Mayne, S., DeBartolo, E., Power, T. J., & Guevara, J. P. (2013). Preferences, goals, and ADHD treatment initiation. Pediatrics, 132, 692-702.

Power, T. J. Koshy, A. J., Watkins, M. W., Cassano, M. C., Wahlberg, A. C., Mautone, J. A., & Blum, N. J. (2013). Developmentally and culturally appropriate screening in primary care: Development of the Behavioral Health Checklist. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 1155-1164. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jst063 PMID: 23978505

Power, T. J., Blum, N. J., Guevara, J. P., Jones, H. A., & Leslie, L. K. (2013). Coordinating mental health care across primary care and schools: ADHD as a case example. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6, 68-80. DOI:10.1080/1754730X.2013.749089

Books

2013

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

2003

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

2002

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

2001

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

Posters and Presentations

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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