Gene Carroccia, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and author who has extensive experience working with individuals with ADHD, as well as other conditions, including psychological trauma and maltreatment. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Delaware and obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Profes-sional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois in 1998. For over twenty years, he has evaluated and treat-ed hundreds of children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. Dr. Carroccia works at a large not-for-profit health care system as a vice president of behavioral health care services. Previously, for many years, he supervised doctoral psychology interns and was the director of training of an accredited doctoral clinical psychology internship program. Dr. Carroccia is the author of two ADHDology books, Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents: Solutions for Parents and Clinicians and Evaluating ADHD in Children and Adolescents: A Comprehensive Diagnostic Screening System. He was also the editor of the clinical workbook Treating Sexual Abuse and Trauma with Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities, published by Charles C. Thomas. He resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two sons. ADHDology: Assess. Address. Success.
Dr. Carroccia’s expertise has been recognized across the Chicago area. He has been interviewed several times for articles in the Chicago Tribune and appeared on a television segment of NBC Channel 5 News Chicago, Health Watch.
TREATING ADHD/ADD IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS is the comprehensive guide that teaches parents, clinicians, and educators to better understand and positively transform ADHD challenges at home and school.
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Evaluating ADHD in Children and Adolescents: A Comprehensive Diagnostic Screening System is the ADHD diagnostic guide that assists clinicians to accurately conduct ADHD evaluations, as well as identify and better understand the numerous other possible coexisting conditions that may present along with and worsen true ADHD, or cause ADHD-like presentations when ADHD does not exist.
“Dr. Carroccia has written an exceptional book addressing the diagnosis and management of ADHD and ADD. I am very impressed by his well-organized book. It is the most comprehensive text on this topic that I have read. He discusses all phases of diagnosis and treatment, including extensive suggestions for home-based treatment, behavioral management at school and professional treatment. His writing style is articulate and practical for both family members and professionals to read. In addition to outlining specific treatment issues, his book aptly and compassionately describes the experience of those suffering from this condition. I highly recommend Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents.”
“If you know or work with a child or adolescent with attention issues, this is a MUST HAVE book. Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents is the most comprehensive book I have come across in working with children with ADHD. I fully expect this book to become a gold standard for parents and professionals in the field. It should be required reading for treatment providers. I can certainly say that after reading this book I not only feel more confident and competent as a clinical psychologist in treating these children, but also excited to work with this population!”
“Dr. Carroccia's book, Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents, is the most practical and complete guide for ADHD I have read. As a psychiatrist and mother of three (two with ADHD), I found this to hit all the right notes for a parent and clinician. The multidimensional approach to evaluation, treatment, and management at both home and school will give every family what they need: the knowledge that this is manageable. I will be recommending this book to colleagues and patients. I wish I had it when my children were younger!”
“Thank you for presenting a clear, concise update on best practices for diagnosing and treating ADHD. I especially appreciate the clarity and detail you offer parents regarding the use of medication in treating ADHD and the importance of getting proper guidance and support throughout the process.”
“Dr. Carroccia has provided a fresh comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating ADHD. The multifaceted approach takes into account the nuances of the real-world challenges that children and families face. The approach is grounded in Dr. Carroccia’s qualitative observations over many years working with children and families who experience multiple challenges. I look forward to using this important book to teach my graduate students a comprehensive innovative approach to working with children who experience ADHD.”
“This book is an absolute must-have resource for any family affected by ADHD. We are a family that includes two children and a parent all with ADHD. After years of therapy consultations, various treatment approaches, combing through books, and surfing the net for help, I am relieved to have a clear, organized, and comprehensive go-to guide for all our ADHD questions and needs. Dr. Carroccia’s Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents helps to, first and foremost, get the diagnosis right. It helped me navigate through the diagnostic woods to arrive at a much better understanding about both my children’s’ different ADHD types. Dr. Carroccia really understands the struggles, frustrations, and sense of failure that parents of children with ADHD deal with on a daily basis. He offers an empowering model to help parents become “Master Parent Wizards,” regain a sense of calm control over our reactions, and use effective approaches to create better lives for our children. With both realistic goals and practical tips, this book shows us how we can change the course of this roller-coaster ride toward the hopeful, loving and peaceful future we’ve all dreamed of for our families.”
"Excerpt from the Foreword of Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents book
Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents will not only help parents navigate the evaluation process, but also assists them in finding the most effective ways of dealing with ADHD at home and at school. This includes strategies to manage behaviors, handle sleep issues, and choose a medication to treat ADHD symptoms. Clinicians may also find this book to be useful in their diagnostic and treatment approaches with children, adolescents and families who are struggling with the challenges of ADHD. Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents: Solutions for Parents and Clinicians is highly recommended to help families find a path to success!"
“A comprehensive road map for raising a child with ADHD. Detailed steps and tips from evaluation to treatment, home approaches, and school help for the ultimate success in launching a teen into young adulthood. Highly recommended.”
"Dr. Carroccia's detailed explanation of his multi-step approach will help parents, teachers, and caregivers understand the long-term and scientifically validated method of treating ADHD."
“After a diagnosis of ADHD, parents have the difficult task of selecting the best course of action for their child. This book presents an excellent and unbiased description of available ADHD strategies and therapies that will enable families to make the right decisions.”