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Dr Karen Turner
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Dr Karen Turner
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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

BA(Hons), MPsychClin, PhD


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:

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). Dissemination of evidence-based parenting and family support strategies: Learnings from the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program system approach. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11(2), 176-193.

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.

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

Sanders, M. R., Markie-Dadds, C., Turner, K.M.T., & Ralph, A. (2004). Using the Triple P system of intervention to prevent behavioural problems in children and adolescents. In P. Barrett & T. Ollendick (Eds.), Handbook of interventions that work with children and adolescents: Prevention and treatment (pp. 489-516). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

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.

Turner, K.M.T., Markie-Dadds, C., & Sanders, M.R. (1998). Facilitator's manual for Group Triple P. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Families International Publishing.

Turner, K.M.T., Sanders, M.R., & Markie-Dadds, C. (1999). Practitioner's manual for Primary Care Triple P. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Families International Publishing.

Turner, K.M.T., Sanders, M.R., & Markie-Dadds, C. (1996). Triple P tip sheet series for preschoolers. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Families International Publishing.

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