Maria Edman, PsyD
Dr. Maria Tsepilovan Edman is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a New York State licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in working with adults and young adults to improve executive functioning in individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Edman also serves as Director of Psychology at the Student and Trainee Mental Health Program, where she provides mental health treatment to students and trainees at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Maria Edman completed her undergraduate education in Psychology at Binghamton University and earned a Master’s degree in Education from the City College. A licensed New York State teacher, she was a Special educator for three years in a New York City public school before going on to receive her doctorate in Clinical-School Psychology, and subsequent fellowship training at Mount Sinai West.
Please contact Dr. Edman to learn more about the treatment programs at the Icahn School of Medicine’s Division of ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Related Disorders.
Mount Sinai College Student ADHD Treatment Program
Ages: College students; Duration: 12, 8, or 4 sessions
Our program for college students with ADHD calls upon cognitive-behavioral methods to address and remediate difficulties college students may experience with time management, organization, and planning. We address prioritizing goals, effectively taking advantage of supportive campus resources, employing learning and distraction control strategies to improve studying, organizing space and maintaining organizational systems, coping with emotional setbacks, overcoming procrastination, and planning ahead for long-term assignments and career building. The program is administered in a small-group format, for either 12, 8, or 4 sessions, depending on the time of year.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Graduate Students with ADHD
Ages: Graduate students; Duration: 8 sessions
This program is for students currently in a graduate program. It introduces cognitive behavioral skills for ADHD tailored to this population, including prioritization, planning, and implementation of skills based on academic and personal goals, as well as learning strategies. The program is administered in a small-group format for 8 sessions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD
Ages: Adults; Duration: 12 sessions
This evidence-based program employs cognitive-behavioral methods to address and remediate adult difficulties with time management, organization, and planning. The modality we use was the subject of a formal efficacy study supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and resulted in a significant improvement, both clinically and statistically. Specific strategiesinclude awareness of ADHD deficits; prioritizing, scheduling, and use of planners; overcoming procrastination; organizational systems; follow-through on tasks; and long-range planning. The program also addresses comorbid symptoms of anxiety and depression. It occurs in weekly small group sessions for 12 weeks. This program has been updated to provide an introduction to mindfulness skills.
DBT-Informed Advanced Group for Adult ADHD
Ages: Adults; Duration: 6 sessions
This program employs Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills to address resistance to one’s schedule. Strategies addressed include regulation of emotions and interpersonal effectiveness skills. The program occurs in weekly small group sessions for 6 weeks. Only individuals who complete the initial Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD program are eligible for this group.
Adult ADHD Ongoing Group
Ages: Adults; Duration: Ongoing
This is a group program for adults who wish to maintain skills introduced in the CBT and DBT groups, listed above. This group serves as a space to review and maintain external accountability for progress. The program is ongoing, rather than time limited, and participants commit to sessions one month at a time. Only individuals who complete both the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD and DBT-Informed Advanced Group for Adult ADHD are eligible for this group.
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