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Learn about Parental Friendship Coaching, an intervention that parents can use to support peer relationships in primary school-aged children with ADHD.

International guest speaker Prof Amori Mikami joins A/Prof Emma Sciberras to discuss how clinicians can work with parents to coach their children with ADHD in friendship behaviours that help develop and maintain high-quality relationships. Dr Mikami reviews the research evidence for this treatment approach devoted to supporting children’s peer relationships.

Intended for mental health professionals working with families of children aged 6-11 with ADHD, and peer problems, this webinar will aid clinicians in educating parents on how to support their children’s friendship development. The 10-session treatment program is called Parental Friendship Coaching, and it is available for therapists and clinicians here.

About Prof Amori Mikami

Amori Yee Mikami is a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where her research focuses on the peer relationships of youth with ADHD.

Her work blends basic and intervention science toward understanding, and treating, the complex contributions to peer problems in ADHD populations, including parent and teacher influences on children’s peer relationships. She has an emerging line of research about adolescents’ peer interactions on social media and how they may compare with face-to-face interactions as well as relate to adjustment and ADHD symptomatology.

Dr Mikami received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Stanford University. She then received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley where she studied with Dr Stephen Hinshaw and completed a clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr Linda Pfiffner. These experiences helped to shape her interest in clinical research about ADHD.

Dr Mikami is a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, and her current research projects are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Institute of Education Sciences in the United States. Learn more here.