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Andrews, Ellen – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
The intensive Circle of Security intervention is an attachment-based program that utilises video feedback to support parents to understand and respond to their children's attachment needs. The original group format was developed into an individual protocol for flexible delivery and broad dissemination. This protocol, described elsewhere, has been…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Parent Child Relationship
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Quin, Daniel – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
External suspension from school is a common disciplinary practice in traditionally English-speaking countries. Few studies have sought student perceptions of school suspension, as well as measures of problem behaviours and emotional problems, and known factors that influence the development of antisocial behaviour, to examine associations between…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Risk, Suspension, Secondary School Students
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Ratnayake, Prishini; Hyde, Chelsea – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Research indicates that individuals who have high levels of mental health literacy engage in help-seeking for mental health issues more in comparison to those with low mental health literacy. It is therefore important to ensure that young people are able to identify signs of psychological distress and identify appropriate supports and resources…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Help Seeking, Literacy
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Loader, Sharna J.; Brouwers, Nindy; Burke, Lisa M. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Families with neurodevelopmental disorders engage in varied types of therapies to address behavioural, communication and cognitive challenges. Research suggests that consistent therapy adherence predicts positive therapy outcomes. The present study examined therapy adherence in 55 parent-child dyads where all children had been diagnosed with ASD,…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Therapy, Compliance (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship
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Gilmore, Linda; Campbell, Marilyn – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2019
Beyond the basic information provided in foundation texts and test manuals, there is a notable scarcity of professional literature addressing complex issues and dilemmas in assessment. At times, psychologists need to make decisions based on their professional experience or personal preferences, and it is possible that some of these decisions are…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Psychologists, Psychoeducational Methods, Difficulty Level
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Ding, Nina; Swalwell, Janene – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2018
Clinical supervision is an essential feature of high-quality psychological practice. However, it has been under-investigated within the field of school psychology and particularly in Australia. An overview of the field of school psychology, its clinical supervision, and its use by school psychologists is provided. Past literature has suggested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychology, Supervision, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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Gan, Lucy L.; Lum, Alistair; Wakefield, Claire E.; Donnan, Barbara M. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2018
Children with chronic illness often experience difficulties at school, yet little is known about the impact of the child's illness on siblings' school experiences. This study investigated parents' perceptions of siblings' school experiences and school support. We conducted semi-structured telephone interviews with 27 parents of children with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chronic Illness, Siblings, Student Experience
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Thielking, Monica; Skues, Jason; Le, Vi-An – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2018
In Australia, policies such as the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care initiative have been the impetus for improved collaboration between medical practitioners and psychologists in general. However, policies that promote collaboration between school psychologists and community mental health, health, justice and/or human services professionals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Cooperation
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Sadusky, Andrea; Freeman, Nerelie C.; Jacobs, Kate E.; Reupert, Andrea E. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2018
What Australian psychologists currently learn about specific learning disorders (SLDs) through postgraduate-level training is not clear. Accordingly, the current Australia-wide study analysed 800 postgraduate psychology unit handbook entries to identify which courses teach about SLD and what they teach in this area. Only 2.38% of the identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Psychology, Learning Disabilities
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Ruocco, Sylvia; Freeman, Nerelie C.; McLean, Louise A. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2018
This study examined the effects of a school-based cognitive-behavioural group intervention for anxiety in young children, Get Lost Mr Scary, on child self-reported anxiety and coping skills. Participants included 65 children (M[subscript age] = 6.50 years, SD[subscript age] = 0.75) drawn from 13 public primary schools located in Western Sydney,…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Coping, Behavior Modification, Elementary School Students
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Bosnjak, Amira; Boyle, Christopher; Chodkiewicz, Alicia R. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2017
The role of affective and cognitive factors in learning have long been recognised as imperative determinants of the learning process. Maladaptive styles with which we perceive and explain accomplishments and failures in achievement outcomes have an important motivational impact upon approach and avoidance behaviours towards academic tasks.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pilot Projects, Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives
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Hall, James; Lindorff, Ariel – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2017
Aims: To determine whether distinct trends can exist in children's diurnal cortisol slopes as they transition to school, and the extent to which these trends relate to preschool attendance and/or exerted effortful control. Method: A secondary analysis of the anonymised data gathered for the UK Transition to School Study was carried out. 105…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physiology, Student Adjustment, Self Control
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Allen, Kelly-Ann; Kern, Margaret L.; Vella-Brodrick, Dianne; Waters, Lea – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2017
School vision and mission statements are an explicit indication of a school's priorities. Research has found academic motivation, mental health promotion, and school belonging to be the most frequently cited themes in these statements. The present study sought to examine whether these themes relate to student academic achievement, as indicated by…
Descriptors: Values, Student Motivation, Mental Health, Health Promotion
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Kapoulitsas, Maryanne; Corcoran, Tim – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2017
This research explored how psychologists working in the Victorian secondary state school system construct meaning around ethical practice. The specific aims of the research were to examine psychologists understanding of ethics in practice within schools and to explore challenges they faced regarding professional ethics when working in the…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Ethics, Qualitative Research, Secondary Schools
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Page, Angela; Charteris, Jennifer – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2017
Since its inception, relational aggression has been conceptualised as a set of destructive attempts by young girls to get their own way, and these aggressive acts have been demonised in public and media debate. This article challenges the prevailing developmental psychopathologisation literature to centre the focus on functionality, positioning…
Descriptors: Aggression, Females, Peer Groups, Communication Strategies
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