New article on the effectiveness of a new intervention for reducing children’s anxiety

Waters, A. M., Candy, S., Groth, T. A., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Craske, M. G., Bradley, B. P., & Mogg, K. (2019). A school-based comparison of positive search training to enhance adaptive attention regulation with a cognitive-behavioural intervention for reducing anxiety symptoms in children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-019-00551-4 Many children experience anxiety but have … More New article on the effectiveness of a new intervention for reducing children’s anxiety

A new review summarizing the effects of victimization by peers in childhood and adolescence on physical health, sleep, and body weight

Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Duffy, A., & Stuart, J. (2019). Let’s get physical: Recent research on relations of adolescent peer victimization with psychosomatic symptoms, sleep, and body weight. Invited review for Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Psychology. doi:1111/jabr.12162   In this review, our purpose was to draw from meta‐analyses and studies of peer victimization and physical health … More A new review summarizing the effects of victimization by peers in childhood and adolescence on physical health, sleep, and body weight

Relationships and aggressive behavior

What an excellent new book edited by Sarah Coyne and Jamie Ostrov on the development of relational aggression.  We so enjoyed contributing a chapter: Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Duffy, A., Ferguson, S., & Gardner, A. (2018) Relational aggression in romantic relationships. In S. M. Coyne & J. M. Ostrov (Eds.). The development of relational aggression (Chapter … More Relationships and aggressive behavior

Dr. Julia Rudolph

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Rudolph. She graduated last night, 11 Dec 2018, at the Gold Coast Griffith University ceremony!  It was such a wonderful experience working with Julia to help her achieve this success. Looking forward to future collaborations, too.

Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck will be the opening Keynote Speaker at the PCIT Conference 17-18 Oct 2018 in Davis, California

Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck will be the opening keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Conference on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Children to be held in Davis, California, USA.  Her presentation is titled: PCIT, Child Welfare, and the Road Ahead. See: https://pcit.ucdavis.edu/training/events-and-conferences/

PhD 3-minute thesis competition entries!

Victoria Hambour and Shawna Mastro Campbell are entering the 3-minute PhD thesis competition. Good luck! Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that challenges Higher Degree Research (HDR; i.e. PhD) candidates to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. The 3MT is held at many universities across Australia, New Zealand and … More PhD 3-minute thesis competition entries!

Emmy Project focuses on teaching child protective behaviors: A collaboration of Griffith University, James Cook University, Queensland University of Technology, and Act for Kids

Pictured, left to right: Sam Melching (Act for kids), Katrina Lines (Act for kids), Kaye Pickering (Act for kids), Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck (Griffith University), Dianne Shanley (Griffith University), Codi White (Griffith University) Today we celebrated all the successes of our collaborative Griffith University – James Cook University – Queensland Uni of Technology – Act for Kids … More Emmy Project focuses on teaching child protective behaviors: A collaboration of Griffith University, James Cook University, Queensland University of Technology, and Act for Kids