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What areas are available to study in Triple P?

Applicants who have a strong bachelors degree with honours in psychology will be considered for the research program at the PFSC. Applicants should have a sound understanding of behavioural or cognitive behavioural principles, child or adolescent development and have specific interests in field of parenting, and family relationships. Some relevant experience with children and families would be an advantage.

Possible Project areas: The following areas are presently being considered as potential projects, but applicants should feel free to identify other potential projects:

  1. Cultural diversity and parenting: This project area examines the cultural relevance, acceptability and effectiveness of parenting interventions Indigenous and CALD families. The project also aims to assess the effectiveness of professional training programs for practitioners in order to ensure that practitioners are well prepared for working with families with diverse backgrounds and needs.
  2. Childhood illness: This project aims to assist parents in effectively managing chronic childhood illness and associated adjustment difficulties. The project will assess the needs of families with ill children and develop and test parenting interventions designed to address lifestyle and illness management.
  3. The role of media and technology in parent training: This project area examines the role of media and the web as a delivery vehicle for parenting information and advice.
  4. Engagement & the process of change: This project aims to establish key factors related to engagement of parents with parenting interventions and the mechanisms of change throughout parenting programs.
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