School of Psychology - Directory - People - Dr Paul Harnett

Dr Paul Harnett
  – Senior Lecturer

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Dr Paul Harnett
Paul worked in London for several years as a clinical psychologist in the fields of child protection and juvenile justice. After moving to Australia he continued to work for several years in these fields before moving into a research position. He joined UQ in 2003. His major research area is child protection and includes the development of a parenting program for multi-problem families, Parents Under Pressure (PUP) program.
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MC-410
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Phone:
+61 7 3365 6723
Fax:
+61 7 3365 4466
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Postal Address:

Room 410, McElwain Building
School of Psychology
University of Queensland
St Lucia, 4072.


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Dr Paul Harnett
Qualifications:

BA, Auckland;
MA(Hons), Auckland;
DipClinPsych, Aukland;
PhD, Griffith.

Background:

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1986. I worked at the maudsley Hospital in London as a Child Clinical Psychologist for seven years. In Australia I have worked as a Clinical psychologist in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice. I worked as a Researh Fellow coordinating a large research project evaluating interventions for the prevention of depression in adolscents. I have worked as a lecturer in Clinical psychology at UQ since 2003.

My research activities include:

1) the devlopment of a parenting program for multiproblem families - the Parents Under Pressure (PUP) program,

2) resources for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Professional Activities:

Associated Editor of the Australian Psychological Society's Clinical Psychologist.

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Dr Paul Harnett
Research Activities:

My major research area is child Protection (Interventions trageting multi-problem high risk parents). One recent aspect of this research is the relationship between physiological measures of stress and parent-child interactional style.

I am also interested in the relationship between Jeffrey Gray's model of personality and psychopathology (depression, anxiety).

Further, I have an interest in the impact of mindflness-based therapies on psychological and  physiological functioning.

 

Treatment manuals:

Harnett, P. H., Dawe, S., & Rendalls, V. (2005). The Parents Under Pressure Program: Therapist's Manual. Brisbane: Griffith University.

Harnett, P. H., Dawe, S., & Rendalls, V. (2005). The Parents Under Pressure Program: Parent's Workbook. Brisbane: Griffith University.

Resources for grandparents raising grandchildren:

Harnett, P. H., Frye, S., & Wood, A. (2008). Grandma, you make me want to touch the sky: A guide for grandparents raising grandchildren. Brisbane: Seniors Enquiry Line.

Harnett, P. H., Frye, S., & Wood, A. (2008). Time for grandparents program: Facilitator's guide. Brisbane: Seniors Enquiry Line.

Representative Publications:

Recent:

Pepping, C., Dawe, S., and Harnett, P. H. (online). Using the Assessment Framework to measure parental mood: An investigation of the reliability of the Adult Well-Being Scale. Child and Family Social Work. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12108

Barlow, J., Dawe, S., Coe, C., and Harnett, P. (online). An evidence-based, pre-birth assessment pathway for vulnerable pregnant women. British Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu150

Dalziel, K., Dawe, S., Harnett, P. H., and Segal, L. (doi). Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Parents under Pressure programme for methadone-maintained parents. Child Abuse Review. doi: 10.1002/car.2371

Jackson, C. J., Loxton, N. J., Harnett, P. H., Ciarrochi, J., and Gullo, M. J. (2014). Original and revised reinforcement sensitivity theory in the prediction of executive functioning: A test of relationships between dual systems. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 83-88. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.08.024

Harnett, P. H., Dawe, S., and Russell, M. (2014). An investigation of the needs of grandparents who are raising grandchildren. Child and Family Social Work, 19(4), 411-420. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12036

Harnett, P. H., Lynch, S. J., Gullo, M. J., Dawe, S., and Loxton, N. (2013). Personality, cognition and hazardous drinking: Support for the 2-Component Approach to Reinforcing Substances Model. Addictive Behaviors, 38(12), 2945-2948. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.08.017

Harnett, P. H., Loxton, N. J., and Jackson, C. J. (2013). Revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory: Implications for psychopathology and psychological health. Personality and Individual Differences, 54(3), 432-437. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2012.10.019

Barlow, J., Sembi, S., Gardner, F., Macdonald, G., Petrou, S., Parsons, H., Harnett, P. H., and Dawe, S. (2013). An evaluation of the parents under pressure programme: a study protocol for an RCT into its clinical and cost effectiveness. Trials, 14, 210. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-210

Harnett, P. H. and Dawe, S. (2012). The contribution of mindfulness-based therapies for children and families and proposed conceptual integration. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 17(4), 195-208. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2011.00643.x

Harnett, P. H., Whittingham, K., Puhakka, E., Hodges, J., Spry, C., & Dob, R. (2010). The short-term impact of a brief group-based mindfulness therapy program on depression and life satisfaction. Mindfulness, 1(3), 183-188.

Harnett, P. H., O'Donovan, A., & Lambert, M. (2010). The dose response relationship in psychotherapy: Implications for social policy. Clinical Psychologist, 14(2), 39-44.

Day, C., Kowalenko, S., Ellis, M., Dawe, S., & Harnett, P. H. (2010). The Helping Families Programme: A New Parenting Intervention for Primary Aged Children with Severe and Persistent Conduct Problems. Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Harnett, P. H., & Dawe, S. (2008). Reducing Child Abuse Potential in Families Identified by Social Services: Implications for Assessment and Treatment. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 10.1093/brief-treatment/mhn1010.

Dawe, S., & Harnett, P. H. (2008). Parents Under Pressure Program. Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals.

Harnett, P. H. (2007). A procedure for assessing parents capacity for change in child protection cases. Children and Youth Services Review, 29(9), 1179-1188.

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Dr Paul Harnett
Topics:
Child maltreatment; parenting; parental substance misuse
Keywords:
clinical psychology
Course Coordinator:
  • Semester 2, 2017
    PSYC7042 - Child & Adolescent Behavioural Assessment & Therapy
  • Semester 2, 2017
    PSYC2381 - Positive Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2016
    PSYC7042 - Child & Adolescent Behavioural Assessment & Therapy
  • Semester 2, 2016
    PSYC2381 - Positive Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2015
    PSYC7042 - Child & Adolescent Behavioural Assessment & Therapy
  • Semester 2, 2014
    PSYC7042 - Child & Adolescent Behavioural Assessment & Therapy
  • Semester 1, 2013
    PSYC7112 - Assessment in Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2013
    PSYC7042 - Child & Adolescent Behavioural Assessment & Therapy
  • Semester 1, 2012
    PSYC7112 - Assessment in Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2012
    PSYC7042 - Child & Adolescent Behavioural Assessment & Therapy
  • Semester 2, 2011
    PSYC7042 - Child & Adolescent Behavioural Assessment & Therapy
  • Semester 1, 2010
    PSYC7211 - Clinical Skills A
  • Semester 1, 2010
    PSYC4991A - ATSI
  • Semester 2, 2010
    PSYC3102 - Psychopathology
  • Semester 1, 2009
    PSYC7211 - Clinical Skills A
  • Semester 1, 2009
    PSYC4991A - ATSI
  • Semester 2, 2009
    PSYC4121 - Scientist-Practitioner Model

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

Research Area:
Clinical
Synopsis:

My major research area is child Protection (Interventions trageting multi-problem high risk parents). One recent aspect of this research is the relationship between physiological measures of stress and parent-child interactional style.

I am also interested in the relationship between Jeffrey Gray's model of personality and psychopathology (depression, anxiety).

Further, I have an interest in the impact of mindflness-based therapies on psychological and  physiological functioning.

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