Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Sibley is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Center for Children and Families. She studies executive functioning, motivation, and attention problems in adolescents and young adults.*
Maggie is the author of Parent-Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD: Building Skills and Motivation. This is a comprehensive guide for professionals. It gives information about how to work with families using a therapy she developed called Supporting Teens’ Autonomy Daily (STAND).
She is also the author or co-author of about 50 research papers. Some of these papers are about Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A lot of Maggie’s research involves how to tell if an adult has ADHD and whether children with ADHD still have the disorder when they get older. She also does research on the best ways to package mental health treatments so that adolescents and families who need help will be more likely to seek and stay in therapy.
Maggie is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). In this role, she provides trainings and consultation to community organizations, schools, hospitals, and private practices that wish to improve the quality and effectiveness of their work with clients who need support with behavioral change.
Maggie’s research has received recognition from the scientific community. She has received grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and U.S. Department of Education. She received early career awards from the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, American Psychological Association, and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).