Joshua Langberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Department of Psychology
(804) 828-6273

Joshua M. Langberg, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Langberg received his doctorate in clinical-community psychology from the University of South Carolina, completed internship at Duke University Medical Center and then worked for six years as a child psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Langberg came to VCU in 2011 and co-founded the ADHD Clinic that now serves many families in and around Richmond.

Dr. Langberg’s main research and clinical interests surround the development of interventions to improve the academic and behavioral functioning of adolescents with ADHD. He focuses on developing interventions that are brief, cost-effective and feasible to implement. His work is community-based and he has developed interventions for community pediatric and school settings. He has a particular interest in teaching adolescents with and without ADHD to independently use important academic and life skills such as organization and time-management skills. One of the interventions he developed, the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) intervention, teaches these skills and is now used in many schools across the United States.

Dr. Langberg directs the Promoting Adolescent School Success (P.A.S.S.) research group at VCU, that includes faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and full-time research staff, all devoted to the mission of helping adolescents succeed in school. Dr. Langberg works with many graduate and undergraduate students at VCU and also employs several school counselors who provide intervention in local schools and multiple research and study coordinators.

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