Margaret Brechman-Toussaint's research while affiliated with University of New England (Australia) and other places

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Anxiety in children age 8 years and above has been successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). However, the efficacy of CBT for anxious children ages 4-7 years has not, to date, been fully investigated. This paper piloted a CBT intervention targeting child anxiety that was delivered exclusively to parents of 26 children with anxie...
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This study assessed the factor structure, internal consistency, concurrent and predictive validity of the perceived vulnerability scale (PVS), a new 22-item measure designed to assess individual differences in perceived vulnerability to aging-related outcomes in older adults. It also investigated the extent to which two types of existential beliefs...
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Family studies have found a large overlap between anxiety disorders in family members. In addition to genetic heritability, a range of family factors may also be involved in the intergenerational transmission of anxiety. Evidence for a relationship between family factors and childhood as well as parental anxiety is reviewed. Four groups of family v...
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This study investigated the mediating role of general and maternal-specific dysfunctional cognitions, in the relationship between non-cognitive risk factors and postnatal depressive symptomatology. An Australian community sample comprising 406 postnatal women responded to the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS), the Maternal Attitudes Questionnaire...
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To evaluate whether a collaborative model of mental healthcare involving general practitioners and clinical psychologists benefits patients with common mental disorders in primary care. Cohort study of 276 general practice patients with mental health problems receiving collaborative treatment from clinical psychologists and GPs compared with a norm...
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This paper examines the impact of a 12-episode television series, "Families", on disruptive child behavior and family adjustment. This media intervention comprises the first of a five-level early intervention parenting and family support strategy, known as Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). Fifty-six parents of children aged between 2 and 8 yea...
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Fifty children aged 7-14 years with a principal diagnosis of social phobia were randomly assigned to either child-focused cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), CBT plus parent involvement, or a wait list control (WLC). The integrated CBT program involved intensive social skills training combined with graded exposure and cognitive challenging. At postt...
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This paper examines the impact of a 12-episode television series, “Families”, on disruptive child behavior and family adjustment. This media intervention comprises the first of a five-level early intervention parenting and family support strategy, known as Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). Fifty-six parents of children aged between 2 and 8 yea...
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Social skills, social outcomes, self-talk, outcome expectancies, and self-evaluation of performance during social-evaluative tasks were examined with 27 clinically diagnosed social phobic children ages 7-14 and a matched nonclinical group. Results showed that, compared with their nonanxious peers, social phobic children demonstrated lower expected...

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... A number of reports (Beer et al., 2003;Brechman-Tousaint & Kogler, 2010;Keast, Waterhouse, Brown, & Murphy, 2008) outline for how health care should be best delivered to this population is not always rigorously documented. Since 1989 the Commonwealth Government, together with the state and territories have funded an 'Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth' programme that provides a range of primary health services targetting homeless and high-risk young people. ...
... Da die Entwicklung eines Prototypen bis zur Produktreife ein langer Prozess mit ungewissem Ausgang ist, stellt die Möglichkeit zur Gestaltung von Technik keinen unmittelbaren Anreiz für Menschen mit Demenz dar. Vielmehr müssen sie davon ausgehen, dass sie das mitgestaltete Produkt selbst nicht mehr werden nutzen können (Myall et al. 2009;Nevell und Gregor 2000). Auch ein Zugewinn an Erfahrungen im Umgang mit neuen Technologien kann für Menschen mit Demenz selten ein bedeutsames Motiv darstellen, da Betroffene nicht darauf vertrauen können, eine vergleichbar gestaltete Technik in naher Zukunft erwerben zu können. ...
... Both novel BIT BPT interventions have been created and FTF BPT have also been adapted to be delivered through BIT (e.g., Triple P was converted to an online intervention, Triple P Online (TPOL); Sanders 1999). There are a variety of randomized control trials evaluating Teletherapy, FTF BPT with BIT as adjuncts, BIT with human support, and fully automated BIT: active and passive (Baker et al. 2017;Breitenstein et al. 2016;Cefai et al. 2010;Comer et al. 2017;Dadds et al. 2019;Day and Sanders 2018;DuPaul et al. 2018;Enebrink et al. 2012;Franke et al. 2016;Ghaderi et al. 2018;Irvine et al. 2015;Jones et al. 2014;Nixon et al. 2003;Porzig-Drummond et al. 2015;Rabbitt et al. 2016;Sanders et al. 2000;Sanders et al. 2008;Sanders et al. 2014;Sanders et al. 2012;Sourander et al. 2016;Stormshak et al. 2019;Wetterborg et al. 2019;Xie et al. 2013). ...
... Child diagnostic measure. Child anxiety diagnoses were assigned at baseline, post, and follow-up using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children and Parents IV -Parent Version (ADIS-IV-P) (Silverman & Albano, 1996). Interviews were completed by psychology post-graduate students trained on the ADIS-IV-P in our child anxiety clinic and supervised by an experienced clinical psychologist. ...
... Behavioural assessment can be applied in conjunction with traditional diagnostic interviews and self-report inventories for a comprehensive assessment of patients' social difficulties [190]. Based on studies, behavioural assessment tests have discriminative validity in distinguishing between young people with and without social anxiety disorder [16,191,192]. This approach can also identify social behavioural differences between children and adolescents who are diagnosed with social anxiety disorder [16]. ...
... To address these issues, family-focused cognitive behavioral therapies were developed as a treatment modality for childhood anxiety disorders in which both the family and the child participate in the sessions. Several studies indicated that familycentered CBT was significantly more effective than child-centered in-person CBT (Spence et al., 2000;Wood, 2006). Accordingly, several treatment programs were developed for treating childhood anxiety disorders in which only parents participate. ...
... The study findings show similarity with those obtained in the other studies conducted on the Triple P Program with different samples and by using SDQ (32,40,41,42,43,44). In the study conducted by Arkan (32), which was the first study on the Triple P Positive Parenting Program in Turkey, in the study conducted by Özyurt et al. (33) with the parents of children diagnosed with anxiety disorder, in the randomized controlled study conducted by Martin and Sanders in 2003 (41), in the randomized controlled study conducted by Leung et al. in 2003 (43) with 69 parents, in the study conducted by Stallman et al. (45), and in the study conducted by Sanders et al. (42), which was initiated as a large project in 2008 and conducted with 2996 parents, it was found that the total score of the children and adolescents from the difficulty subdimension of strengths and difficulties questionnaire decreased as it did in our study. ...
... Collaboration between general practitioners and psychologists has been studied much with an integrated perspective of collaborative practices, through shared workplace, integrated primary care or joint work pilot studies (Farmanova, Grenier, Chomienne, Hogg, & Ritchie, 2017;Vines et al., 2004;Chomienne et al., 2011), whereas we aimed to describe practices in a broader way. ...
... Αντίστοιχα, βρέθηκε ότι γενικά δυσλειτουργικά γνωσιακά σχήματα (απόλυτος τρόπος σκέψης ή και τελειοθηρία) διαμεσολαβούν τη σχέση προηγούμενης και επιλόχειας κατάθλιψης. Τέλος, φαίνεται ότι η σχέση ευαλωτότητας και κατάθλιψης διαμεσολαβείται από δυσλειτουργικά γνωσιακά σχήματα γενικά ή και σχετικά με τη μητρότητα (Church et al., 2005). ...
... FA may reduce parental distress not only by decreasing the child's current anxiety, but also by preventing further outbursts, as children often become angry or more distressed when they are not accommodated (Lebowitz et al., 2014). FA soothes children's anxiety (Bögels & Brechman-Toussaint, 2006), and it also has comforting effects for the parents, creating a cycle that is ultimately reinforcing for both parents and children. ...