Congratulations to Dr. Mitch Masters!

Big Congratulations to Mitch Masters for completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2020! His research thesis was titled Emotionality and emotion regulation as risk markers for social anxiety: Considering development, multiple dimensions, and social threat.  Your research supervisors, Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck and Lara Farrell, will certainly miss your positivity, work ethic, commitment, and sense of … More Congratulations to Dr. Mitch Masters!

FIPTIPS – 3 Parenting Tips Each Week from the Family Interaction Program

In this time of physical distancing, we know that being a parent can have many ups and downs, stresses and strains, joys and rewards.  We hope that our FIPTIPS for parents might be helpful to you during these weeks and perhaps months at home.  Click here to find a running list of our FIPTIPS (3 … More FIPTIPS – 3 Parenting Tips Each Week from the Family Interaction Program

Congratulations to Dr. Jess Kerin!

Big Congratulations to Jess Kerin (second from the left) for completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology in January 2020! Her research thesis is titled Intersecting approaches to the study of eating: A focus on intuitive, mindful, emotional, and external eating.  Your research supervisors, Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck and Haley Webb, will miss working with you on this … More Congratulations to Dr. Jess Kerin!

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Uhlmann & Dr. Carly Roberts for completing their PhD degrees in 2019

It is so exciting to Congratulate Dr. Laura Uhlmann and Dr. Carly Roberts for completing their PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology in 2019!  Carly’s PhD thesis was titled Body dysmorphic disorder in adolescents: A new multidimensional measure and associations with social risk, mindfulness and self-compassion (Supervisors Lara Farrell & Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck). Laura’s PhD thesis was … More Congratulations to Dr. Laura Uhlmann & Dr. Carly Roberts for completing their PhD degrees in 2019

Family Interaction Program hosts an Open Clinic Afternoon Tea

The Family Interaction Program, which is directed by Professor Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck, was delighted to host an Open Clinic Afternoon Tea on Wednesday, November 6th in G40 at Griffith University. The afternoon included a snapshot from a variety of allied health services offered in the Griffith Health Centre, including, Psychology, Social Work Physio, Exercise Physiology and … More Family Interaction Program hosts an Open Clinic Afternoon Tea

New NHMRC Grant: A tiered approach to the diagnosis of FASD

Associate Prof Dianne Shanley, Prof Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck, Karen Moritz, Prof Sheena Reilly, Prof Robert Ware, Associate Prof Joshua Byrnes, Prof Sharyn Rundle-Thiele, Prof Amanda Wheeler and Dr. Kerryann Walsh were awarded $1,070,761 for the project ‘A Tiered Approach to the Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Remote Indigenous Primary Care Settings’, that will be … More New NHMRC Grant: A tiered approach to the diagnosis of FASD

Mindfulness and parenting

New paper just published on parents’ mindfulness and their food-related parenting behaviors in the journal Mindfulness: Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., McKay, A., & Webb, H. J. (2019). Parents’ mindfulness, and child effortful control and negative affectivity are associated with food-related parenting Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-019-01219-2 Objectives: There were two objectives of this study. The first was to determine … More Mindfulness and parenting

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