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Margaret Sibley, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Seattle Children’s Hospital
(206) 884-1424
Seattle Children's Hospital / Office 623
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Margaret Sibley, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her work focuses on community and school-based interventions for adolescents with ADHD and related difficulties in attention, motivation, and executive functions. She has authored or co-authored over 70 scientific papers and a book about how parents and professionals can empower teenagers with ADHD. Her school-based models include summer programming to prepare teens with ADHD for the transition to high school and peer-delivered interventions for high schoolers. These approaches integrate motivational interviewing and executive function skill building. Dr. Sibley is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Her work has been conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health, Institute of Education Sciences, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).


Dept of Psychiatry Profile Seattle Children's Profile

(non-research) The SMART Center Postdoctoral Research Training Program in School Mental Health is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES).The fellowship’s areas of focus align with those of the SMART Center and include research-based school behavioral health strategies and policies, implementation science, educational equity, clinical research methodology, and understanding and reducing ethnic and racial disparities.
Study protocol of a randomised trial of Summer STRIPES: A peer-delivered high school preparatory intervention for students with ADHD(2021)BMJ Open11 (8):e045443.
High vs. low intensity summer treatment for ADHD delivered at secondary school(2018)Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology47:248-265.
Post-secondary transition: A qualitative study of parent and young adult perspectives(2018)School Mental Health10:352-371.
Parent-teen therapy for executive function deficits and ADHD: Building skills and motivation(2017)Guilford Press
A school consultation intervention for adolescents with ADHD: Barriers and implementation strategies(2016)Child and Adolescent Mental Health21(4):183-191.
Parent-teen behavior therapy and motivational interviewing for adolescents with ADHD(2016)Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology84(8):699-712.