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

What explains children’s responses to a lure from a stranger?

New paper from the Zlab and the Act for Kids Research project: White, C., Shanley, D., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Walsh, K., & Hawkins, R. (2018). “Tell, tell, tell again”: The Prevalence and correlates of young children’s response to and disclosure of an in-vivo lure from a stranger. Child Abuse & Neglect, 82, 134-143. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.06.001. Despite … More What explains children’s responses to a lure from a stranger?

New paper from the Zlab on eating, emotion regulation and mindfulness (Kerin et al., 2018)

Kerin, J. L., Webb, H. J., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Mastro, S. (2018). Resisting the temptation of food: A new measure of regulating overeating and associations with emotion regulation and mindfulness. Australian Journal of Psychology, 70, 167-178. doi:10.1111/ajpy.12169 Abstract Objective: The ability to regulate overeating has been recognised as integral to healthy weight management and … More New paper from the Zlab on eating, emotion regulation and mindfulness (Kerin et al., 2018)

New Publication from the ZLab: Reviewing the focus: A summary and critique of child-focused sexual abuse prevention. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838016675478

Abstract: Due to the high incidence, and widespread detrimental health consequences, of child sexual abuse (CSA), effective prevention remains at the forefront of public and mental health research, prevention and intervention agendas. To date much of the focus of prevention has been on school-based education programs designed to teach children skills to evade adult sexual … More New Publication from the ZLab: Reviewing the focus: A summary and critique of child-focused sexual abuse prevention. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838016675478