Margaret (Maggie) Sibley, Ph.D., currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and the Center for Children and Families, has been promoted to the rank of associate professor, effective Fall 2017.

Sibley, a clinical psychologist and researcher who studies executive functioning, motivation, and attention problems in adolescents and young adults, has an impressive track record of extramural research, peer reviewed publications and other scholarly activities. She has received over $3.5 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, and private foundations.

In 2015, she was given the FIU Top Scholar award for her dedication to excellence and accomplishments in research and scholarship. Last year, she published Parent-Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD: Building Skills and Motivation, a comprehensive guide for professionals. It gives information about how to work with families using a therapy she developed called Supporting Teens’ Autonomy Daily (STAND).

Sibley is also the author or co-author of approximately 50 research papers. Much of her research involves how to tell if an adult has ADHD and whether children with attention deficit outgrow the disorder. She also studies the best ways to package mental health treatments so that adolescents and families who need help will be more likely to seek and stay in therapy.