Over the past month of March 2020, we at the Family Interaction Program (FIP) have worked non-stop to make sure all of our programs – Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Circle of Security, ROAR, and SYN*APPS – are available over the Internet using tools that most people now have in their home. So, please continue to contact … More Family Interaction Program is Open
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!
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
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
Congratulations to Dr. Alex Gardner who has been awarded the PhD in Clinical Psychology, Nov 2019! We will all be watching for your research and clinical contributions into the future as your career soars!
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
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
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
Congratulations to Dr. Shawna Campbell who has been awarded the PhD in Clinical Psychology, May 2019! She also had a baby boy shortly after submitting her PhD thesis. It all happens at once sometimes.
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