Journal article

The Therapist-assisted Online Parenting Strategies (TOPS) program for parents of adolescents with clinical anxiety or depression: Development and feasibility pilot

Catherine MF Fulgoni, Glenn A Melvin, Anthony F Jorm, Katherine A Lawrencea, Marie BH Yap

Internet Interventions | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


Objective: To develop a Therapist-assisted Online Parenting Strategies (TOPS) program that is acceptable to parents whose adolescents have anxiety and/or depressive disorders, using a consumer consultation approach. Methods: The TOPS intervention was developed via three linked studies. Study 1 involved content analysis of feedback from participants (N = 56) who received a web-based preventive parenting intervention called Partners in Parenting (PiP), as part of a randomised controlled trial. Study 2 involved stakeholder consultations with: (i) parents of adolescents aged 12-17 years (N = 6), and (ii) mental health professionals (N = 28), to identify adaptations to PiP that are required to ma..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

Catherine Fulgoni received a Monash University Equity Scholarships (MES). Marie B.H. Yap received salary support from a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (APP1061744). Anthony F. Jorm received salary support from an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1059785). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.