Erinn Hawkins

Erinn Hawkins
Griffith University · School of Applied Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
My research focuses on transforming healthcare practice by bringing the science of child development and parent-child relationships to frontline health and mental health care workers. To date, this has involved two specific lines of research: bringing evidence-based neurodevelopmental assessments to frontline health care systems and the enhancement of parent-child relationships through intervention outcome monitoring.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Griffith University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2002 - August 2008
The University of Western Ontario
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology
September 2000 - August 2002
The University of Western Ontario
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology
September 1996 - May 2000
The University of Calgary
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (20)
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Disruptive behaviors such as conduct problems and aggression are some of the most prevalent childhood psychological concerns. The etiology of disruptive behaviors is heterogenous and the relationships between the myriad risk factors that contribute to these problems are not yet fully understood. This study examined the relationship between inhibito...
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The aim of the present study was to integrate cultural considerations and developmental screening into a First Nations child health check. The 'Share and Care Check,' an optimised child health check, was co-designed with a remote Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and led by Aboriginal Health Practitioners/Workers. Of 55 families w...
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Recognition of the protective value of secure parent–child relationships has prompted a growing interest in parenting interventions informed by attachment theory. Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) is one such program, specifically designed for scalability. Although widely disseminated internationally, evidence for the effectiveness of COS-P is v...
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Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) is an attachment-theory-informed program for parents of infants and young children. Designed for scalability, COS-P has been widely adopted internationally. Evidence for the program's effectiveness is limited, however, restricting capacity to make informed decisions about program allocation, and threatening ongo...
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Introduction There is a lack of neurodevelopmental assessment services in rural and remote locations in Australia that consider fetal alcohol spectrum disorder as a possible outcome. Methods Eighty-seven participants attended a workshop to support community-based professional development and co-design of a novel assessment approach. Qualitative da...
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Background: Parenting interventions informed by attachment theory are an increasingly popular choice for clinical services that work with parents of babies and young children. Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) is one such intervention, which has had extraordinary uptake internationally. Evidence for COS-P is very limited, however; there are few...
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Background: It is common for toddlers to display disruptive behaviors (e.g., tantrums, aggression, irritability) but when these become severe and persistent they can be the start of a trajectory towards poor outcomes in childhood and adolescence. Parent Child Interaction Therapy - Toddler is an intervention model designed to meet the specific deve...
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Background: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Early identification can improve functioning for individuals and reduce costs to society. Gold standard methods of diagnosing FASD rely on specialists to deliver intensive, multidisciplinary assessments. W...
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Aim: Understanding professionals' views and needs can help advance service provision and improve future training opportunities, Therefore, the current study examined the experiences of Australian and New Zealand professionals who have attended fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)-specific training and the impact of this training on their current...
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Psychology training clinics provide evidence-based, cost-effective psychological services to the general public, while at the same time providing a training ground for future psychotherapists. Research in training clinics can advance the clinical literature, train psychotherapists in evidence-based practice and improve outcomes for clients. However...
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The Circle of Security (COS) is both a framework (represented graphically) for understanding attachment relationships, as well as a strengths based intervention approach. It provides concrete guidelines and clinical tools for relationship-focused prevention with families of young children in contexts of risk and/or early intervention with families...
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This study investigated the extent to which psychological assessment and feedback reduces distress in children and adolescents seeking psychological services from a university training clinic.
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Recent home-based interventions have focused on improving relationships between parents and their young children in measurable ways, but these interventions have not often been implemented in rural areas where there may be greater psychosocial needs. When an attachment theory framework is used and the focus is on parental sensitivity, improvements...
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The prototype hypothesis suggests that attachment representations derived in infancy continue to influence subsequent relationships over the life span, including those formed with one's own children. In the current study, we test the prototype hypothesis by exploring (a) whether child-specific representations following actual experience in interact...
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The primary objectives of the current study were: (1)to determine the extent to which caregivers’ conceptualizations of their own attachment history (global attachment representations are congruent with the way in which they conceptualize their relationships with a specific child (relationship-specific attachment representations); and (2)to evaluat...
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The present study is a reanalysis of a preexisting study examining the usefulness of the Atypical Maternal Behavior Instrument for Assessment and Classification (AMBIANCE; Bronfman, Parsons, & Lyons-Ruth, 1999) measure as an indicator of efficacy in reducing disrupted caregiver behavior in two brief interventions. The current study examines the rat...

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