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Sophie Havighurst

Associate Professor
Psychiatry
Prevention
Early Intervention
Parenting
Behaviour Problems
Emotional Competence
Emotion Coaching
Emotional Intelligence
social sciences
psychology
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A/Prof

Sophie Havighurst

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Prevention of emotional and behavioural problems in children using emotion-focussed (emotion coaching) parenting interventions.
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A/Prof

Sophie Havighurst

 

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.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Psychiatry

Honorary

Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences

Full Member

The Australian Psychological Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Diploma in Clinical Psychology

University of Canterbury

Bachelor of Arts (honours)

University of Canterbury