School of Psychology - Directory - People - Dr Karen Turner

Dr Karen Turner
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Dr Karen Turner

Karen joined the School in 1996 and is Deputy Director at the PFSC. She has co-authored Triple P – Positive Parenting Program resources, including professional manuals and teaching aids, parent workbooks and tip sheet series, and DVD programs, which are currently being used in over 25 countries. Her research has spanned projects relating to the prevention and treatment of a variety of childhood behavioural and emotional problems. An ongoing theme has been the evaluation of innovative methods of improving parents’ access to evidence-based parenting information and support, including media and online parenting interventions. She has also conducted research into the cultural tailoring of mainstream parenting programs for Indigenous families and enhancing the training and post-training environment for Indigenous Health Workers.

Room:
S219
Email:
Phone:
+61 7 3365 7306
Fax:
+61 7 3365 6724
Postal Address:

Parenting and Family Support Centre
School of Psychology
The University of Queensland
St. Lucia, QLD 4072


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Dr Karen Turner
Qualifications:

BA(Hons), MPsychClin, PhD

Background:

Karen has extensive experience relating to the treatment of a variety of childhood behavioural and emotional problems. She completed her PhD research in the area of parent training in child behaviour management through primary care settings such as community child health centres.

Professional Activities:

As Deputy Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre, Karen is involved in centre management, program development, and work on research and consultancy projects.

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Dr Karen Turner
Research Activities:
  • Mass media initiatives for parent education.
  • Culturally appropriate parenting support for Indigenous families.
  • Dissemination of evidence-based interventions to the professional community.
  • Primary care early intervention parent education.
  • Intervention programs for pediatric problems such as feeding disorders, recurrent pain syndromes and disruptive behaviour disorders.
Representative Publications:

EXAMPLE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Turner, K.M.T., Sanders, M.R., & Hodge, L. (2014). Issues in professional training to implement evidence-based parenting programs: The needs of Indigenous practitioners. Australian Psychologist, 49, 384-394.

Sanders, M.R., Baker, S., & Turner, K.M.T. (2012). A randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of Triple P Online with parents of children with early onset conduct problems. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 675-684.

Turner, K.M.T., Nicholson, J.M., & Sanders, M.R. (2011). The role of practitioner self-efficacy, training, program and workplace factors on the implementation of an evidence-based parenting intervention in primary care. Journal of Primary Prevention, 32(2), 95-112.

Joachim, S., Sanders, M.R., & Turner, K.M.T. (2010). Reducing preschoolers' disruptive behaviour in public with a brief parent discussion group. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41(1) 47-60.

Turner K.M.T., & Sanders M.R. (2007). Family intervention in Indigenous communities: Emergent issues in conducting outcome research. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(Supp.), 39-43.

Turner, K.M.T., Richards, M., & Sanders, M.R. (2007). A randomised clinical trial of a group parent education program for Australian Indigenous families. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(4), 243-251.

Turner, K.M.T., & Sanders, M.R. (2006). Help when it's needed first: A controlled evaluation of brief, preventive behavioral family intervention in a primary care setting. Behavior Therapy, 37(2), 131-142.

EXAMPLE BOOKS

Sanders, M.R., Turner, K.M.T., & Markie-Dadds, C. (2006). The preschooler book. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Triple P International.

EXAMPLE BOOK CHAPTERS

Sanders, M.R., & Turner, K.M.T. (2015). Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. In J.J. Ponzetti (Ed.). Evidence-based parenting education: A global perspective. New York: Routledge.

Sanders, M.R., Turner, K.M.T., & McWilliam, J. (2015). Parenting as Public Health: Triple P. In M.J. Van Ryzin, K.L. Kumpfer, G.M. Fosco, & M.T. Greenberg (Eds.), Family-based prevention programs for children and adolescents: Theory, research, and large-scale dissemination. New York: Psychology Press.

EXAMPLE CLINICAL RESOURCES

Turner, K.M.T., Sanders, M.R., & Markie-Dadds, C. (2014). Triple P tip sheet series for preschoolers (2nd ed.). Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Triple P International Pty Ltd.

Sanders, M.R., Markie-Dadds, C., & Turner, K.M.T. (2013). Practitioner’s manual for Standard Triple P (2nd ed.). Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Triple P International Pty. Ltd.

Turner, K.M.T., & Sanders, M.R. (2011). Triple P Online Standard [8 module interactive internet program]. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Triple P International Pty. Ltd.

Turner, K.M.T., Markie-Dadds, C., & Sanders, M. R. (2010). Facilitator’s manual for Group Triple P (3rd ed.). Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Triple P International.

Turner, K.M.T., Sanders, M.R., & Markie-Dadds, C. (2010). Practitioner's manual for Primary Care Triple P (2nd ed.). Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Triple P International Pty. Ltd.

Turner, K.M.T., & Sanders, M.R. (2007). Positive parenting: A survival guide for Indigenous families [DVD]. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Triple P International.

Turner, K.M.T., Sanders, M.R., & Markie-Dadds, C. (2006). Every parent's workbook for Indigenous Triple P. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Triple P International.

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Dr Karen Turner
Topics:
Child emotional and behavioural problems; Parenting and family intervention; Triple P-Positive Parenting Program
Keywords:
parenting
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