Jeffrey Katz, Ph.D., is a child, adolescent, and adult psychologist and leading expert in the field of ADHD, learning disabilities and behavioral problems. He is also a foremost consultant and speaker for many medical, academic, business and legal professionals and organizations. A graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Katz has been in private practice in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area for more than 25 years.
As an author and sought after speaker, Dr. Katz presents on varied topics including but not limited to: recognizing ADHD; therapies and strategies for handling ADHD in the home, work and academic setting; current research and trends; and the laws and regulations related to those with ADHD. He has been interviewed by many print, radio and TV outlets and served as a regular columnist for Tidewater Parent magazine from 1991 – 2001. He also co-authored the book 365+1 new ways to succeed with ADHD.
In addition to his expertise in ADHD and learning disabilities, Dr. Katz is also an authority on Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS), helping to ensure students have access to the most effective instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. Parents frequently ask Dr. Katz to advocate for their child with regard to issues relating to special education and accommodations under Section 504.
Dr. Katz is highly involved in the ADHD community, serving on numerous boards, committees and professional associations. He serves on the national Board of Directors of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) as chair of the Public Policy committee. CHADD is the largest international organization dedicated to ADHD. He also serves on CHADD’s International Conference Program committee, reviewing conference proposals from mental health professionals and facilitating the conference’s mental health networking session.
Dr. Katz also sits on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Attention Disorders, a professional journal that disseminates scientific information about ADHD, reviewing research that has been submitted for publication. He authored the Journal’s first article in their column concerning state-of-the-art treatment by nationally recognized experts.
In the academic sector, Dr. Katz serves on the Disabilities Advisory Committee of Tidewater Community College, sharing his expertise on the needs of college students with disabilities. A strong proponent of emergency preparedness, Dr. Katz is pleased to serve as chairperson of Disaster Mental Health for the American Red Cross, Coastal Virginia Region. As a member of their Disaster Management Team, Dr. Katz leads a team of twenty-four other volunteer mental-health clinicians in helping to prepare for and respond to local and national disasters. He is also the Virginia coordinator of the American Psychological Association’s Disaster Response Network.