Joshua Langberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Lab Director
I am a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. I received my 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. I came to VCU in 2011 and co-founded the ADHD Clinic that now serves many families in and around Richmond.
My main research and clinical interests surround the development of interventions to improve the academic and behavioral functioning of adolescents with ADHD. I focus on developing interventions that are brief, cost-effective and feasible to implement. My work is community-based and I have developed interventions for community, pediatric and school settings. I have 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 I developed, the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) intervention, teaches these skills and is now used in many schools across the United States.
I direct the Promoting Adolescent School Success (P.A.S.S.) research group at VCU, which includes faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and full-time research staff devoted to the mission of helping adolescents succeed in school. I work with many graduate and undergraduate students at VCU and also employ several school counselors who provide intervention in local schools and multiple research and study coordinators.