Dr Havighurst is the Principal Researcher with a team of staff and students who are involved in the development, research and dissemination of a parenting program called Tuning in to Kids (TIK). TIK is one of the first evidence-based parenting programs that aims to change parent emotion socialisation practices, which includes how parents respond to emotions in themselves and their children, in order to improve children’s emotional functioning and reduce or prevent adverse behavioural and mental health outcomes.
The TIK team have evaluated TIK with community and clinical samples of preschool and primary school aged children and the program has also been extended to parents of toddlers, parents of adolescents and to fathers.
Dr Havighurst also provides teaching and supervision to clinicians (psychiatrists, psychologists and other allied health professionals) in child and adolescent mental health.
Find out more about Sophie Havighurst's experience
Sophie Havighurst's highlights
Sophie Havighurst's selected work
Tuning In To Toddlers (Tots): A Randomised Controlled Trial Of A Program For Parents Of To..
Innovation, research integrity, and change: A conflict of interest management framework fo..
Tuning In To Teens: The Prevention Of Mental Health Difficulties In Adolescents Using An E..
Tuning in to Teens: Investigating Moderators of Program Effects and Mechanisms of Change o..
Preventing Conduct Disorders: The Austin Casea Evaluation Of An Early Intervention Service..
Displaying the 10 most recent projects by Sophie Havighurst.
Displaying the 41 most recent scholarly works by Sophie Havighurst.
A controlled trial of implementing a complex mental health intervention for carers of vulnerable young people living in out-of-home care: the ripple project
H Herrman, C Humphreys, S Halperin, K Monson, C Harvey, C Mihalopoulos, S Cotton, P Mitchell, T Glynn, A Magnus, L Murray, J Szwarc, E Davis, S Havighurst, P McGorry, S Tyano, I Kaplan, S Rice, K Moeller-Saxone
Journal article | 2016 | BMC Psychiatry
Comparing an Emotion- and a Behavior-Focused Parenting Program as Part of a Multsystemic Intervention for Child Conduct Problems
Melissa E Duncombe, Sophie S Havighurst, Christiane E Kehoe, Kerry A Holland, Emma J Frankling, Robyn Stargatt
Journal article | 2016 | Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Clinical reasoning for child and adolescent mental health practitioners: the mindful formulation.
Sophie S Havighurst, Laurel Downey
Journal article | 2009 | Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry
This article outlines a systematic approach to the formulation of clinical problems for practitioners working with children and th..
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
The Australian Psychological Society
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Diploma in Clinical Psychology
University of Canterbury
Bachelor of Arts (honours)
University of Canterbury