Education and Training

Lisa Ahern holds a Ph.D. in school psychology from North Carolina State University and has advanced training in the assessment of Learning Disabilities and the assessment and treatment of ADD/ADHD. She completed a two-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Duke University Medical Center in the ADHD program where she remained after her training as a faculty member and the Director of the Learning Disorders clinic. Dr. Ahern’s experiences at Duke included clinical work with children, adults, and families with ADHD, participation in nationally funded research studies, supervision and training of clinical and school psychology interns, and guest lecturing on campus and in the community. At Duke, Dr. Ahern became an expert in organizational skills training for children with ADHD as part of a multi-site nationally funded research study (OTMP). She also created a group treatment program for adolescents with executive functioning difficulties called TOPS (Teen Organization, Planning, and Study Skills) which has been successfully run with middle and high school students at Duke, in schools, and in private practice.