Thomas J. Power, PhD

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Professor CE of Pediatrics (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics)
Pediatric School Psychologist, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/School Problems Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research--rm. 8283
34th St. and Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-7447
Fax: 267-426-0100
B.S. (Psychology)
St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, 1974.
M.A. (Guidance and Counseling)
Villanova University, 1978.
Ph.D. (Psychology in Education)
University of Pennsylvania, 1984.
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Description of Research Expertise

Assessment and treatment of ADHD
Multisystemic interventions for children with ADHD
Behavioral health in primary care
Intervention development
Reducing disparities in mental health care

Description of Clinical Expertise

Group parent training
School consulation

Selected Publications

Power, T. J., & Blom-Hoffman, J. : The school as a venue for managing and preventing health problems: Opportunities and challenges. Handbook of pediatric psychology in school settings. R. T. Brown (eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, Page: 37-48, 2004.

Power, T. J., Shapiro, E. S., & DuPaul, G. J. : Preparing psychologists to link the health and educational systems in managing and preventing children’s health problems. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 28: 147-155, 2003.

Leff, S. S., Kupersmidt J. B., & Power, T. J. : An initial examination of girls' cognitions of their relationally aggressive peers as a function of their own social standing. Merrill Palmer Quarterly 49: 28-53, 2003.

Power, T. J. : Promoting children’s mental health: Advancing reforms through interdisciplinary and community partnerships. School Psychology Review 32: 3-16, 2003.

Werba, B., & Power, T. : Patterns of homework problems among children with ADHD. National Association of School Psychologists annual convention program and abstracts, Toronto April 2003.

Power, T. J., Manz, P. H., & Leff, S. S.: Training for effective practice in schools. School mental health handbook M. Weist, S. Evans, & N. Tashman (eds.). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Page: 257-274, 2003.

Power, T. J., DuPaul, G. J., Shapiro, E. S., & Kazak, A. E. : Promoting children’s health: Integrating school, family, and community. New York: Guilford Press, 2003.

Power, T. J., Russell, H. F., Soffer, S., Blom-Hoffman, J., & Grim, S. : Role of parent training in improving outcomes in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 10: 117-126, 2002.

Blom-Hoffman, J., Dwyer, J. F., Clarke, A. T., & Power, T. J. : Strategies for conducting outcome evaluations of early intervention literacy programs. Communique of the National Association of School Psychologists 31(3): 34-35, November 2002.

Mautone, J. A., Blom-Hoffman, J., Power, T. J., & Clarke, A. T. : Research reviews: The impact of family involvement on early literacy skill development. Communique of the National Association of School Psychologists 31(3): 32-35, November 2002.

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