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Monday, April 30, 2012

An Overview of Resilience in working with children

This is a very nice overview of the construct of resilience, from researchers at the Australian Institute for Family Studies. Describes the history and the complexity when considering working on resilience with children and young people.
Sometimes we think we know what we are talking about, and we tend to throw terms around as if everyone has the same understanding. But there are always complex underpinnings, and relationships or overlaps with other ideas. A good introduction.

Caregiving Environments and Self-harm

Another honours student of mine is doing a research project on caregiving environments and deliberate self-harm. If you had 20 minutes and felt like helping, she would appreciate completion of her on-line questionnaire at

Perfectionism and Self-injury research project

One of my students is investigating perfectionism and self-injury for a 4th year Honours in Psychology project. If you felt like contributing and had the time, I am sure she would appreciate your responses to her questionnaire. Totally anonymous of course...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Self-injury radio interview

As far as I know this is the first time that self-injury has been explored on radio with a self-injurer and a professional sharing the same interview. It makes for interesting, if uncomfortable, listening.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Taking Charge: The final chapter

I have just added a final chapter to the book 'Taking Charge' - 'Getting on with it'. You can access it at

Now that we have this we can prepare the book for publishing. It may be ready for sale within the next month. Woo Hoo