for people ages 5 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Lauren M Haack, PhD
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Lauren M Haack



Neurodevelopmental disorders of inattention and disruptive behavior, such as Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), are among the most common youth mental health conditions across cultures. An efficacious and feasible solution to improving affected youth's ADHD/ODD is training existing school clinicians to deliver evidence-based intervention with fidelity. Despite initial promising results of training school clinicians to treat ADHD/ODD in settings suffering from high unmet need, such as Mexico, scalability is limited by a lack of researchers with capacity to train, monitor, and evaluate school clinicians in such efforts on a large scale. Thus, there is a need to develop more feasible interventions and training programs for school clinicians, as well as create a system with capacity for scalable training and evaluation, to combat the widespread impact ofADHD/ODD worldwide. Converting interventions and school clinician professional development programs for fully-remote delivery allows for more flexibility, accessibility, affordability, scalability, and promise for ongoing consultation than in-person options. Supporting scalable training for school clinicians could address a significant public health concern in Mexico, as only 14% of Mexican youth with mental health disorders receive treatment and less than half of those treated receive more than minimally adequate care. The study team is uniquely suited for this effort, given that they developed the only known school-homeADHD/ODD evidence-based intervention in Latin America-and-have developed a web-based training for U.S. school clinicians with promising preliminary results. The study team's prior studies and high levels of unmet need make Mexico an ideal location for this proposal; however, lessons learned could be used to expand scalable school clinician training for evidence-based intervention in other settings and/or for other disorders. Thus, this study focuses on conducting an open-trial of the fully-remote program and make iterative changes. It is predicted that: H1) school clinicians trained remotely will be satisfied and show improved evidence-based practice skills; H2)families and teachers participating remotely will be satisfied and youth will show improved ADHD/ODD; H3) observation/feedback from a 3-school open-trial will guide iterative changes to the remote program.

Official Title

Adapting a Remote Training for Mexican School Clinicians Delivering Evidence-Based Intervention for ADHD and ODD


ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders, CLS-R-FUERTE


You can join if…

Open to people ages 5 years and up

  • Students meeting the following criteria are eligible:
    • at least six inattention symptoms and/or six hyperactive/impulsive symptoms endorsed by parent or teacher as occurring often or very often,
    • at least one area of impairment rated as concerning by both parent and teacher, and
    • a parent and teacher agreeing to participate.
    • Students taking medication are eligible as long as regimens were stable.
  • Parents and teachers and school clinicians of participating are eligible to participate.

You CAN'T join if...

All Participants: Anyone who does not speak and read Spanish will be excluded, given that all informed consent, measurement, and activity procedures will be conducted in Spanish.

Child Participants

  • Children taking medication will be eligible for screening after the child has been on a stable medication regimen for at least one month (to minimize chance that treatment effects are due to medication and not the proposed program).
  • Presence of conditions that are incompatible with this study's treatment.
  • severe visual or hearing impairment,
  • severe language delay,
  • psychosis,
  • Child does not read or speak Spanish (inability to complete assessment measures or participate in group treatments).
  • Child is in an all-day special education classroom. Children in these classrooms are frequently receiving intensive behavior modification programs and assistance such that the teacher consultation component would be expected to require modification for use in these settings.


  • UCSF accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94104 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF


accepting new patients
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University of California, San Francisco
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Expecting 69 study participants
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