Thomas J. Power, PhD, ABPP

Thomas J. Power, PhD, ABPP

Thomas J. Power, PhD, ABPP, is Associate Chief of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director of the Center for Management of ADHD; and a behavioral health researcher in Pediatrics and Psychiatry 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 Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Education at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. As Director of the Center for Management of ADHD at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 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, licensed clinical social workers, 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 and adolescents with ADHD. He has a special interest in implementing evidence-based interventions in schools, integrating behavioral health interventions into primary care, and the delivery of services for children and adolescents with ADHD in low-income, urban settings. Dr. Power is a productive researcher whose work has been published in peer-reviewed journals across many disciplines, including 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  and former associate editor of School Mental Health. Dr. Power was president of the Society for the Study of School Psychology in 2012, recipient of the Presidential Award from the National Association of School Psychologists in 2010, and recipient of the Senior Scientist Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in 2017.

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 Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, 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

Recent, Selected Publications

2018

Eiraldi, R., Mautone, J. A., Khanna, M. S., Power, T. J., Orapallo, A., Cacia, J., Schwartz, B. S., McCurdy, B., Keiffer, J., Paidipati, C., Kanine, R., Abraham, M., Tulio, S., Swift, L., Bressler, S. N., Cabello, B., & Jawad, A. F. (2018). Group CBT for Externalizing Disorders in Urban schools: Effect of Training Strategy on Treatment Fidelity and Patient Outcomes. Behavior Therapy. Advance online publication.

Anastopoulos, A. D., Beal, K. K., Reid, R. J., Reid, R., Power, T. J., & DuPaul, G. J. (2018). Impact of child and informant gender on parent and teacher ratings of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication.

Lee, Y., McIntosh, C. W., Winston, F., Power, T. J., Huang, P., Ontanon, S., & Gonzalez, A. (2018). Design of an experimental protocol to examine medication non-adherence among young drivers diagnosed with ADHD: A driving simulator study. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communication.

McDonald, C. C., Sommers, M. S., Fargo, J., Seacrist, T., & Power, T. J. (2018). Simulated driving performance, self-reported driving behaviors and mental health symptoms in a sample of adolescent novice drivers. Nursing Research, 67(3), 202-211. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000270

2017

Power, T. J., Watkins, M. W., Anastopoulos, A. D., Reid, R., Lambert, M. C., & DuPaul, G. J. (2017). Multi-informant assessment of ADHD symptom-related impairments among children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46,661-674. PMID: 26605500. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1079781

Williamson, A. A., Raglin Bignall, W. J., Swift, L. E., Hung, A. H., Power, T. J., Robins, P. M., & Mautone, J. A. (2017). Ethical and legal issues in integrated care settings: Case examples from pediatric primary care. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 5, 196-208.

Curry, A. E., Metzger, K. B., Pfeiffer, M. R., Elliott, M. R., Winston, F. K., & Power, T. J. (2017). Motor vehicle crash risk among adolescents and young adults with ADHD. JAMA Pediatrics, 171,756-763.

Fiks, A. G., Gruver, R. S., Bishop-Gilyard, C. T., Shults, J., Virudachalam, S., Suh, A. W., Gerdes, M., Kalra, G. K., DeRusso, P. A., Lieberman, A., Weng, J., Elovitz, M. A., Berkowitz, R. I., & Power, T. J. (2017). A social media peer group for mothers to prevent obesity from infancy: The Grow2Gether randomized trial. Childhood Obesity, 13, 356-368.          

Fiks, A. G., Mayne, S. L., Michel, J. J., Miller, J., Abraham, M., Suh, A., Jawad, A. F., Guevara, J. P., Grundmeier, R. W., Blum, N. J., & Power, T. J. (2017). Distance-learning, ADHD quality improvement in primary care: A cluster-randomized trial. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 38,573-583.

2016

Dawson, A. E., Wymbs, B. T., Marshall, S. A., Mautone, J. A., & Power, T. J. (2016). The role of parental ADHD in sustaining the effects of a family-school intervention for ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45,305-319.  DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2014.963858. PMID: 25496523

Koshy, A. J., Mautone, J. A., Pendergast, L. L., Blum, N. J., & Power, T. J. (2016). Validation of the Behavioral Health Checklist in urban and suburban pediatric primary care setting. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37, 132-139.

DuPaul, G. J., Reid, R., Anastopoulos, A. D., Lambert, M. C., Watkins, M. W., & Power, T. J. (2016). Parent and teacher ratings of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms: Factor structure and normative data. Psychological Assessment, 28, 214-225. DOI: 10.1037/pas0000166

Booster, G., Mautone, J. A., Nissley-Tsiopinis, J., Van Dyke, D., & Power, T. J. (2016). Reductions in negative parenting practices mediate the effect of a family-school intervention for children with ADHD. School Psychology Review, 45, 192-208.

Boyd, R., Scharko, A., Cole, J., Patterson, C., Benton, T, Power, T.: Training pediatric psychologist for perinatal behavioral health services in a pediatric hospital. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 23(2), 99-111, 2015.

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.

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

DuPaul, G. J., Reid, R., Anastopoulos, A. D., & Power, T. J. (2014). Assessing ADHD symptomatic behaviors and functional impairment in school settings: Impact of student and teacher characteristics. School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 409-421.  DOI: 10.1037/spq0000095

Books

2018

Power, T. J., & Andrews, L. (2018). If your adolescent has ADHD: An essential resource for parents. New York: Oxford.

2016

DuPaul, G. J., Power, T. J., Anastopoulos, A. D., & Reid, R. (2016). ADHD Rating Scale-5 for children and adolescents: Checklists, norms, and clinical interpretation. New York: Guilford Press.

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.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2010-2018, 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, School Psychology Review (Editor-Elect/Editor)
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