Joshua M. Langberg

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Dr. Langberg received his PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina and completed his internship at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to coming to VCU, he spent five years as an Assistant Professor in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Department of Pediatrics. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. Dr. Langberg’s research and clinical expertise is in the assessment and treatment of adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences (IES), to study the impact of school-based interventions on the academic and behavioral functioning of students with ADHD. Through these grants, Dr. Langberg developed and published the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) intervention ( The HOPS intervention teaches children and adolescents with ADHD how to use organization and time management skills to improve academic performance.


Dr. Langberg and his students are currently conducting research in a wide variety of areas related to ADHD (see, including alcohol use and comorbid disorders in college students with ADHD, sleep problems in adolescents with ADHD and their impact on behavior and school functioning, written expression abilities in adolescents with ADHD, assessment and treatment of ADHD in primary care settings, executive functions in ADHD and the association with academic and social performance, and factors that may predict successful academic trajectories in youth with ADHD. Dr. Langberg has a large on-going grant from IES that includes providing school-based interventions for close to 300 middle school age adolescents with ADHD. Dr. Langberg's students work on this project, assisting with the diagnostic and behavioral evaluations and outcome assessments.