Psychology professor publishes ADHD intervention program

Dr. Will Canu and colleagues at the University of Richmond, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Wyoming have recently released an intervention program called Thriving in College with ADHD, published by Routledge. Their work includes a therapist manual as well as a student workbook, the latter of which can be used in group or individual therapy or as a self-help resource. Thriving in College is based on Dr. Canu and colleagues' experience implementing skills training groups at their universities, and employs cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques as well as psychoeducation to help students with ADHD deal with some of the special challenges that they face in higher education.

While Dr. Canu's group has published and presented this work previously, he notes that "this is exciting for us because having published intervention materials greatly increases the chance that our work and techniques will be picked up and used by others, and, in turn, more students will be reached. Our future plans include working to make this even more accessible for a broader array of students." Thriving in College can be found at the Routledge online store and also at and

Published: Oct 26, 2023 8:13am