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Associate Professor Alina Morawska
  – Deputy Director (Research), Parenting and Family Support Centre

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Associate Professor Alina Morawska
Alina completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at UQ for which she received the Australian Psychological Society’s Excellent PhD thesis in Psychology Award. She is currently Deputy Director (Research) of the PFSC in the School and a Director of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Ltd. Her research interests are in the area of prevention and early intervention of child behavioural and emotional problems, particularly for chronic childhood conditions.
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S217
Email:
Phone:
+61 7 3365 7304
Fax:
+61 7 3365 6724
Postal Address:

Parenting and Family Support Centre
School of Psychology
University of Queensland
St Lucia 4072


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Associate Professor Alina Morawska
Qualifications:

BA, BSc(Hons), PhD(Clin Psych), MPH, MAPS

Background:

Alina Morawska completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland in 2004, for which she received the Australian Psychological Society's Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology Award. Alina is the Deputy Director (Research) at the Parenting and Family Support Centre, University of Queensland. Her research interests are in the area of prevention and early intervention of child behavioural and emotional problems, particularly for chronic childhood condition and she has published numerous articles and book chapters. She is a Director of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Ltd.

Professional Activities:

Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy; Director

Triple P International Scientific Advisory Committee; Chair 

Journal of Child Health Care; Associate Editor

Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review; Editorial Board Member

8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies; Member, Organising Committee

Journal of Children’s Services; Associate Editor

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Associate Professor Alina Morawska
Research Activities:

My research interests are in the area of prevention and early intervention of child behavioural and emotional problems; children's health problems and chronic health conditions; parenting programs; parenting across culture; engagement of parents inintervention; observational assessment of children and parenting including parental sensitivity; mechanisms of change in interventions.  

Representative Publications:

Oei, T. P. S., & Morawska, A. (2004). A cognitive model of binge drinking: The influence of alcohol expectancies and drinking refusal self-efficacy. Addictive Behaviors, 29, 159–179.

Morawska, A., & Oei, T. P. S. (2005). Binge drinking in university students: A test of the cognitive model. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 203-218.

Morawska, A., Stallman, H. M., Sanders, M. R., & Ralph, A. (2005). Self-directed behavioural family intervention: Do therapists matter? Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 27(4), 51-72.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2006). Self-administered behavioural family intervention for parents of toddlers: Part I - Efficacy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 10-19.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2006). A review of engagement and strategies to promote engagement with parenting interventions. Journal of Children’s Services, 1 29-40.

Sanders, M. R., & Morawska, A. (2006). Towards a public health approach to parenting. The Psychologist, 19(8), 476-479.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2006). Self-administered behavioural family intervention for parents of toddlers: Effectiveness and dissemination. Behavior Research and Therapy, 44, 1839-1848.  

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2006). Self-directed behavioural family intervention. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2, 332-340.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2007). Are parent reported outcomes for self-directed or telephone-assisted behavioral family intervention enhanced if parents are observed? Behavior Modification, 31, 279-297.

Sanders, M. R., Bor, W., & Morawska, A. (2007). Maintenance of Treatment Gains: A Comparison of Enhanced, Standard, and Self-directed Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35, 983-998.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2007). Concurrent predictors of dysfunctional parenting and parental confidence: Implications for parenting interventions. Child: Care, Health and Development, 33, 757-767.

Burgess, S. W., Sly, P. D., Morawska, A., Cooper, D. M., & Devadason, S. G. (2008). Assessing adherence and factors associated with adherence in young children with asthma. Respirology, 13, 559–563.

Morawska, A., Stelzer, J., & Burgess, S. W. (2008). Parenting asthmatic children: Identification of parenting challenges. Journal of Asthma, 45, 465-472.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2008). Parenting gifted and talented children: What are the key child behaviour and parenting issues? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(9), 819 – 827.

Morawska, A., Winter, L.,& Sanders, M. R. (2009). Parenting knowledge within the general population and its role in the prediction of dysfunctional parenting and disruptive child behaviour. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35(2), 217-226.

Seow, W. K., Clifford, H., Battistutta, D., Morawska, A., & Holcombe, T. (2009). A Case-Control Study of Early Childhood Caries in Australia. Caries Research 43, 23-35.

Morawska, A., & Thompson, E. (2009). The Parent Problem Checklist: Examining the effects of parenting conflict on children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(3), 260-269.

Stallman, H. M., Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2009). The Parent Problem Checklist: A tool for assessing parent conflict. Australian Psychologist, 44(2), 78-85.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2009). An Evaluation of a Behavioural Parenting Intervention for Parents of Gifted Children. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 463–470.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2009). Parenting gifted and talented children: Conceptual and empirical foundations. Gifted Child Quarterly, 53, 163-173.

Axford, N., Crewe, E., Domitrovich, C., & Morawska, A. (2009). The science of a good childhood: a review of Volume 2 of the Journal of Children's Services Journal of Children's Services, 3(4), 46-58.

West, F., Morawska, A., & Joughin, K. (2010). The Lifestyle Behaviour Checklist: Assessment of behaviour problems in overweight and obese children. Child: Care, Health and Development, 34, 508–515.

Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2011). Parental use of time out revisited: A useful or harmful parenting strategy. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20(1), 1-8.

Morawska, A., Haslam, D., Milne, D., & Sanders, M. R. (2011). Evaluation of a Brief Parenting Discussion Group for Parents of Young Children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 32(2), 136-145.

Morawska, A., Nitschke, F., & Burrows, S. (2011). Do testimonials improve parental perceptions and participation in parenting programs? Results of two studies. Journal of Child Health Care, 15(2), 85-98.

Morawska, A., Sanders, M. R., Goadby, E., Headley, C., Hodge, L., McAuliffe, C., et al. (2011). Is the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Acceptable to Parents from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20(5), 614-622.

Morawska, A., Gregory, C. & Burgess, S. (2012). Parental Beliefs about Behaviour Problems of their Asthmatic Children and Interventions to Support Parenting. Journal of  Child Health Care, 16, 75-90.

Winter, L., Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2012). The Knowledge of Effective Parenting Scale (KEPS): A tool for public health approaches to universal parenting programs. Journal of Primary Prevention 33(2), 85-97.

Winter, L., Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2012). The Effect of Behavioral Family Intervention on Knowledge of Effective Parenting Strategies. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21(6), 881-890. doi: 10.1007/s10826-011-9548-y

Morawska, A., Sanders, M. R., O'Brien, J., McAuliffe, C., Pope, S., & Anderson, E. (2012). Practitioner Perceptions of the Use of Parenting Programs with Culturally Diverse Families. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(4) 313-320.

Sanders, M. R., Pickering, J. A., Kirby, J. N., Turner, K. M. T., Morawska, A., Mazzucchelli, T., et al. (2012). A commentary on evidenced-based parenting programs: Redressing misconceptions of the empirical support for Triple P. BMC Medicine, 10, 145.

Morawska, A., Fletcher, R., Pope, S., Heathwood, E., Anderson, E., & McAuliffe, C. (2013). An Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid Training in a Multi-Cultural Community Setting. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22(1), 85-92.

Adamson, M., Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2013). Childhood Feeding Difficulties: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Group-Based Parenting Intervention. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 34(5), 293-302 210.1097/DBP.1090b1013e3182961a3182938.

Morawska, A., & West, F. (2013). Do parents of obese children use ineffective parenting strategies? Journal of Child Health Care, 17(4), 375–386. doi: 10.1177/1367493512462263.

Morawska, A., Adamson, M., Hinchliffe, K., & Adams, T. (2014). Hassle Free Mealtimes Triple P: A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Brief Parenting Group for Childhood Mealtime Difficulties. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 53, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.11.007.

Morawska, A., Tometzki, H., & Sanders, M.R. (2014). An Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Podcast. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 35(2), 128-137. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000020.

Sanders, M. R., Morawska, A., Haslam, D., Filus, A., & Fletcher, R. (2014). Parenting and Family Adjustment Scale (PAFAS): Validation of a brief parent-report measure for use in assessment of parenting skills and family relationships. Child Psychiatry and Human Development,45(3), 255-272. doi: 10.1007/s10578-013-0397-3

Sumargi, A., Sofronoff, K., & Morawska, A. (2014). Evaluation of a Brief Format of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program: A Pilot Study With Indonesian Parents Residing in Australia. Behaviour Change 31(2), 144-158.

Clarke, S. A., Calam, R., Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. (2014). Developing web-based Triple P ‘Positive Parenting Programme’ for families of children with asthma. Child: Care, Health and Development, 40(4), 492-497.

Morawska, A., Sanders, M. R., Haslam, D., Filus, A., & Fletcher, R. (2014). Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale (CAPES): Development and Initial Validation of a Parent Report Measure. Australian Psychologist, 49, 241-252.

Morawska, A., Ramadewi, M. D., & Sanders, M. R. (2014). Using survey data to examine factors influencing participation in parent-training programs. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 12(3), 264–278.

Sumargi, A., Sofronoff, K., & Morawska, A. (2014). Parenting practices and parenting programs in Indonesia: A literature review and current evidence. Anima, Indonesian Psychological Journal, 29(4), 186-198.

Rao, S. K., Morawska, A., Levitt, D., Mee, B., Dakin, C., Burgess, S., & Snelling, P. (2014). Risk factors for hospital readmissions in paediatric asthma patients. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189, A1342.

Morawska, A., Laws, R., Moretto, N., & Daniels, L. (2014). Observing the mother-infant feeding interaction Early Child Development and Care 184(4), 522-536.

Adamson, M., Morawska, A., & Wigginton, B. (2015). Mealtime duration in problem and non-problem eaters. Appetite, 84(0), 228-234.

Sumargi, A., Sofronoff, K., & Morawska, A. (2015). Understanding Parenting Practices and Parents' Views of Parenting Programs: A Survey Among Indonesian Parents Residing in Indonesia and Australia. Journal of Child and Family Studies 24(1), 141-160.

Morawska, A., Basha, A., Adamson, M., & Winter, L. (2015). Microanalytic Coding Versus Global Rating of Maternal Parenting Behaviour. Early Child Development and Care, 185(3), 448–463.

Mitchell, A., Fraser, J., Ramsbotham, J., Morawska, A., & Yates, P. (2015). Childhood atopic dermatitis: A cross-sectional study of relationships between child and parent factors, atopic dermatitis management, and disease severity. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52, 216-228.

Morawska, A., Calam, R., & Fraser, J. (2015). Parenting interventions for childhood chronic illness: A review and recommendations for intervention design and delivery. Journal of Child Health Care 19(1), 5-17. doi: 10.1177/1367493513496664.

Haslam, D., Filus, A., Morawska, A., Sanders, M. R., & Fletcher, R. (2015). The Work-Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS): Development and initial validation of a self-report measure of work-family conflict for use with parents. Child Psychiatry and Human Development 3, 346-357.

Morawska, A., Walsh, A., Grabski, M., & Fletcher, R. (2015). Parental confidence and preferences for communicating with their child about sexuality. Sex Education, 15(3), 235-248.

Morawska, A., Especkerman, J. F., & Adamson, M. (2015). Mealtime observations and parent-report: Correspondence across measurement approach and implications for intervention Behaviour Change 32(3), 175-189. doi: 10.1017/bec.2015.9

Mejia, A., Filus, A., Calam, R., Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2014). Measuring parenting practices and family functioning with brief and simple instruments:  Validation of the Spanish version of the PAFAS. In Press: Child Psychiatry and Human Development (Accepted 16/7/14).

Sumargi, A., Sofronoff, K., & Morawska, A. (2014). A randomized-controlled trial of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Seminar Series with Indonesian parents. In Press: Child Psychiatry and Human Development (Accepted 14/10/14).

Mejia, A., Filus, A., Calam, R., Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2015). Translation and validation of the CAPES in Spanish: A brief instrument for assessing child maladjustment and parent efficacy (Accepted 13/4/15). In Press: International Journal of Behavioral Development.

Kato, N., Yanagawa, T., Fujiwara, T., & Morawska, A. (2015). Prevalence of children’s mental health problems and population-level family intervention In Press: Journal of Epidemiology (Accepted 10/6/15).

Lohan, A., Morawska, A., & Mitchell, A. (2015). A Systematic Review of Parenting Interventions for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes. In Press: Child: Care, Health & Development (Accepted 29/6/15).

Morawska, A., & Sultan, A. (2015). Parental Attitudes towards Seeking Professional Help for their Children: A Community Sample from the Sultanate of Oman. In Press: Journal of Child and Family Studies (Accepted 16/7/15).

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Associate Professor Alina Morawska
Topics:
Child emotional and behavioural problems. Family behavioural intervention.
Keywords:
Children and emotion, Emotion in children, Children and behavioural problems, Behaviour in children, Family therapy, Parenting, Psychology - family, Psychology - child, child health, child chronic conditions
Course Coordinator:
  • Semester 1, 2017
    PSYC3312 - Family & Parenting Psychology
  • Semester 1, 2016
    PSYC3312 - Family & Parenting Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2015
    PSYC3312 - Family & Parenting Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2014
    PSYC3312 - Family & Parenting Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2013
    PSYC3312 - Family & Parenting Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2012
    PSYC3312 - Family & Parenting Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2011
    PSYC3312 - Family & Parenting Psychology
  • Semester 1, 2010
    PSYC3312 - Family & Parenting Psychology
  • Semester 1, 2009
    PSYC3082 - Psychotherapies and Counselling
  • Semester 2, 2009
    PSYC3082 - Psychotherapies and Counselling

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

Research Area:
Clinical
Synopsis:

My research looks at parenting and parenting interventions to prevent and treat child behavioural and emotional problems. I am particularly interested in childhood chronic illnesses, like asthma, eczema and diabetes and the role parents play in managing these health conditions. Honours projects in 2017 will look at focus on parenting and gender roles. 

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