Childhood ADHD and Aggression


Childhood ADHD and Aggression

Heather Joseph, DO Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Garrett Sparks, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Heidi Kipp, MEd, LPC Clinical Coordinator, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Join us for our first Clinical Grand Rounds of the Fall lecture season. This Clinical Grand Rounds will review pharmacological and behavioral interventions for children with ADHD and comorbid aggression. The design and outcomes of the Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression (TOSCA) study will be presented. This rounds also aims to provide a parent’s perspective to seeking treatment and participating in a clinical trial for their child with disruptive behaviors. 

The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium

For More Information. Please contact Frances Patrick at or at 412-246-6787.

Learning Objectives. At the conclusion of this grand rounds, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the strengths and limitations of current clinical research on the treatment of co-occurring ADHD and aggression. 

  2. Discuss recommendations for pharmacological management of aggression for children with ADHD. 

  3. Identify important components of parent management training and their application in the COPE Model. 

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference. WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC’s Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist. These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT renewal. For more information, call (412) 204-9085.