Whole of community suicide prevention forums for Aboriginal Australians
This study evaluated whole of community suicide prevention forums conducted across six locations. Attendees were youth (N =  136), service providers (N =  225), and community members (N =  158). The content of the forums was empirically based and, for service providers and community members, covered knowledge of suicide, and depression specific to Aboriginal people, skills relating to working with depressed and suicidal Aboriginal people, and intentions to help an Aboriginal person who is suicidal. Content for youth attendees focused on knowledge of suicide and depression, coping skills, intentions to ...
Source: Australian Psychologist - July 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tracy Westerman, Lorraine Sheridan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The relationship between disconfirmed expectations of motherhood, depression, and mother –infant attachment in the postnatal period
ConclusionThese findings highlight the importance of providing realistic expectations of motherhood through prenatal education and media messages to promote greater wellbeing and bond between mothers and infants which may maximise the chances of positive infant development. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Imogen Rizzo, Clare Watsford Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The use of videoconferencing in clinical neuropsychology practice: A mixed methods evaluation of neuropsychologists' experiences and views
ConclusionsCurrently, few neuropsychologists use videoconferencing for client consultations. Positive and negative perceptions were reported. Education, training, and directions for future research were recommended to address barriers and increase uptake of the use of videoconference in clinical neuropsychology practice. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jodie E. Chapman, Jennie Ponsford, Kathleen L. Bagot, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Betina Gardner, Renerus J. Stolwyk Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The origin, experimental basis, and application of the standard interview method: An information ‐gathering framework
ConclusionsRather than a single entity or completed product, the SIM represents a dynamic evolution of research, collaboration, and testing. Its flexible nature will allow it to keep pace with the ever ‐progressing knowledge base that informs interview protocol and guidance development, and adapt to local cultures, legislation, processes, and systems of operation. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Martine B. Powell, Sonja P. Brubacher Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Can organisational work –life policies improve work–life interaction? A scoping review
ConclusionsFindings highlight the importance of ensuring organisational policies developed are nuanced and embedded within a supportive work –family culture that enables employees to utilise the policies to alter their work arrangements and the work–life interaction experienced. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Victoria Weale, Jodi Oakman, Yvonne Wells Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Are stronger bonds better? Examining the relationship between the human –animal bond and human social support, and its impact on resilience
ConclusionThe lack of evidence for HAB being a buffer between perceived human social support and resilience may partly be due to the curvilinear relationship between the strength of the HAB and perceived human social support. Extremely weak or strong HABs may be correlated with a reduced capacity to build resilience and process adversity. Therefore, this study highlights the complexities of the HAB and its relationship with human mental health, offering alternative considerations for future research. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lian Hill, Helen Winefield, Pauleen Bennett Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Using Facebook to gain health information and support: How attitude, norms, and locus of control predict women's intentions
ConclusionsThe TPB constructs effectively predict intentions to seek health information/support on Facebook in women. To increase women's engagement with Facebook for health information and support ‐seeking purposes, previous behaviours, attitudes, perceived social pressures, and locus of control warrant consideration. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - May 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gemma Mitchell, Rachel Grieve Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Drunkorexia: An investigation of symptomatology and early maladaptive schemas within a female, young adult Australian population
ConclusionsIncreasing numbers of individuals are endorsing symptoms of Drunkorexia ‐type behaviour, increasing the risk of potential physical, psychological, and social health‐related problems. Addressing key EMS that may be associated with Drunkorexia‐type behaviours may strengthen future preventative and intervention programs. Given the exploratory nature of this research, further studies are required to clarify the relationship between EMS and Drunkorexia. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - May 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alycia Powell ‐Jones, Susan Simpson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
Australian Psychologist, Volume 55, Issue 3, Page 181-182, June 2020. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Health theory of coping
ConclusionsThe categorisation of coping strategies as either healthy or unhealthy is empirically supported. The Health Theory of Coping has clinical utility in stigma reduction, suicide prevention, and treatment of physical and psychiatric illnesses. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - May 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Helen M. Stallman Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

The effect of experience in psychological practice on making ethical judgements
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that psychologists and students largely make ethical decisions when presented with an ethical dilemma. Where differences occur these may reflect a deeper understanding of ethics and professional obligations that is developed through experience. Making ethical decision ‐making a key aspect of student training and ongoing professional development for psychologists may improve ethical decision‐making. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - May 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jacob McDonald ‐Sardi, Rebecca Mathews, John Reece, Chris Pratt Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Attitudes of Australian psychologists towards the delivery of therapy via video conferencing technology
This study aims to explore psychologists' attitudes towards the use of video conferencing technology (VCT) to deliver therapy.MethodParticipants (N =  12) were recruited via opportunistic sampling either via the Australian Psychological Society website or social media. Participants (three males and nine females) were located in Queensland. They were aged between 23 and 50 years of age (mean age = 32.91,SD =  9.36), held varying levels of experience in psychology (
Source: Australian Psychologist - April 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vikki Knott, Tina Habota, Kimberley Mallan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

“Every child needs an adult apart from their family that they can talk to”: An investigation into school staff perceptions of the provision of external psychological services
ConclusionsFindings implicate an ongoing need to meet an increasing demand for therapeutic supports to children and adolescents within school settings. Issues such as communication and access to files appear to compromise ethical practice, which potentially hinder continuity of care once the external provider ceases working with a young person. Better communication between all concerned parties may help mitigate this issue. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nerelie C. Freeman, Leanne Lunardi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
Australian Psychologist, Volume 55, Issue 2, Page 89-90, April 2020. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Future thinking is related to lower delay discounting than recent thinking, regardless of the magnitude of the reward, in individuals with schizotypy
ConclusionsThese results provided crucial insights for developing effective intervention for schizophrenia. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lu ‐Xia Jia, Zhe Liu, Ji‐Fang Cui, Qing‐Yu Ding, Jun‐Yan Ye, Lu‐Lu Liu, Hua Xu, Ya Wang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Factor Structure of the Young Schema Questionnaire (Long Form ‐3)
ConclusionThis is the first study that investigated the psychometric properties of the English version of the YSQ ‐L3. The resultant domains fitted with existing literature of meaningful clinical phenomenon such as attachment and emotion dysregulation and their role in maintaining chronic psychological disorders. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ozgur Yalcin, Christopher Lee, Helen Correia Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Psychological sense of community and values: Understanding attitudes towards people seeking asylum and Australia's First Nations People
ConclusionsThis research suggests that where people have a strong sense they are part of a global community they hold more positive attitudes towards people from various cultures both near and far. The research has implications for social cohesion and social policy. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Natalie Hill, Kate Murray Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
Australian Psychologist, Volume 55, Issue 2, Page 89-90, April 2020. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Factor Structure of the Young Schema Questionnaire (Long Form ‐3)
ConclusionThis is the first study that investigated the psychometric properties of the English version of the YSQ ‐L3. The resultant domains fitted with existing literature of meaningful clinical phenomenon such as attachment and emotion dysregulation and their role in maintaining chronic psychological disorders. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ozgur Yalcin, Christopher Lee, Helen Correia Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Psychological sense of community and values: Understanding attitudes towards people seeking asylum and Australia's First Nations People
ConclusionsThis research suggests that where people have a strong sense they are part of a global community they hold more positive attitudes towards people from various cultures both near and far. The research has implications for social cohesion and social policy. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Natalie Hill, Kate Murray Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations with simulated patients in postgraduate psychology training: Student perceptions
ConclusionsOverall, SPs were perceived as useful and valuable in preparing students for clinical fieldwork. Incorporating OSCEs into postgraduate training, both to assess competencies but also to support student learning, was perceived positively by students. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel M. Roberts, Melissa Oxlad, Diana Dorstyn, Anna Chur ‐Hansen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Australian psychologists' perceptions on their role in end ‐of‐life care of older adults
ConclusionThe potential exists for psychologists to improve psycho ‐social‐spiritual‐community outcomes at EOL and to meet the increasing demands of an ageing demographic with greater associated caregiver burden. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - February 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kitty Vivekananda, Nathan McNamara, Perrin Chan, Chunyin Ma, Carlie Spinks Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Issue Information
Australian Psychologist, Volume 55, Issue 1, Page 1-2, February 2020. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - January 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

“It exists”: An exploratory study of treatment experiences in men with eating disorders
ConclusionThe findings highlight the importance of person ‐centred ED treatments for men. Also identified was a need for improved health literacy among health practitioners in the field of EDs, specifically an increased awareness of the development of tailored interventions for men. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - January 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Priyanka Thapliyal, Janet Conti, Ranidu S. L. Bandara, Phillipa Hay Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Excellence in research in Australia: the souffle keeps on rising
ConclusionIt is now the case that 78% of AOUs are performing at or above world standard in psychology according to the ARC's definition of world standard, an outstanding result and double the level seen in 2010. Some of the issues associated with the ERA data collections are discussed, and suggestions are made for improving this process. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - January 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Simon F. Crowe, Cathy Prado Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

A qualitative analysis of the experiences, training, and support needs of school mental health workers regarding student trauma
ConclusionsThe findings suggest a need for further research regarding the development and ongoing implementation of multi ‐tiered trauma‐informed support, training practices and protocols for school staff and school mental health workers. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - January 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Berger, Sarah Samuel Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Excellence in research in Australia: the souffle keeps on rising
ConclusionIt is now the case that 78% of AOUs are performing at or above world standard in psychology according to the ARC's definition of world standard, an outstanding result and double the level seen in 2010. Some of the issues associated with the ERA data collections are discussed, and suggestions are made for improving this process. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - January 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Simon F. Crowe, Cathy Prado Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

A qualitative analysis of the experiences, training, and support needs of school mental health workers regarding student trauma
ConclusionsThe findings suggest a need for further research regarding the development and ongoing implementation of multi ‐tiered trauma‐informed support, training practices and protocols for school staff and school mental health workers. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - January 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Berger, Sarah Samuel Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Australia's Adonis: Understanding what motivates young men's lifestyle choices for enhancing their appearance
ConclusionsUnderstanding the factors contributing to the attainment of a muscularity ‐defined masculine body image is important given the risky health behaviours young men may engage in to reach this ideal. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - December 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Timothy M. Piatkowski, Katherine M. White, Leanne M. Hides, Patricia L. Obst Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

Facilitators and barriers of empowerment in family and domestic violence housing models: A systematic literature review
ConclusionsThis review provided some preliminary evidence that the culture within housing models facilitated empowerment in FDV survivors, more so than logistical characteristics of the housing models. This review can be used to inform ideal practice for Australian FDV housing models so that empowerment can be facilitated in survivors. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - December 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julia R. Martz, Vivian Romero, Joel R. Anderson Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Facilitators and barriers of empowerment in family and domestic housing models: A systematic literature review
ConclusionsThis review provided some preliminary evidence that the culture within housing models facilitated empowerment in FDV survivors, more so than logistical characteristics of the housing models. This review can be used to inform ideal practice for Australian FDV housing models so that empowerment can be facilitated in survivors. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - December 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julia R. Martz, Vivian Romero, Joel R. Anderson Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research