Resources

Early Detection of Emotional Disorders in South Australia

This is the full original report from the first two years of our 3-Wave longitudinal study of adolescents from 1st year high school to 3rd year high school.

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Martin, G., Roeger, L., Dadds, V., & Allison, S., 1997. Early Detection of Emotional Disorders in South Australia; the first two years. Adelaide, Southern Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. ISBN 0 646 31337 1.

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Family Therapy and the Family Doctor

This paper was based on a short course of training in Structural and Strategic Family for Family Doctors. It argues that the GP is well placed to do brief and targeted interventions in General Practice, that basic skills can be learned in short courses, and that understanding family dynamics may have enormous impact on other aspects of their family practice.

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*Family Therapy and the Family Doctor 1

Martin, G., 1980. Family Therapy and the Family Doctor. Australian Journal of Family Therapy, Vol. 1 No. 2.

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Therapeutic Alliance: A View Constructed by a Family Therapy Team

This paper discusses whether family therapeutic alliance can be observed, described and measured, and gives an account of the development of the Family Therapeutic Alliance Scale (FTAS) by a brief strategic family therapy team. Our focus is on the use of statistical technique as a means of clarifying the team’s construct of therapeutic alliance, informing the team process without being the final arbiter in development of the scale.

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Martin, G. & Allison, S., 1993. Family Therapeutic Alliance: a view constructed by a family therapy team. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 14, 4:205-214.

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Adolescent Suicide: Imitation and the clustering phenomenon

Part III. Discusses the clustering phenomenon in which publicity of a student suicide story appears to lead to imitation in a series of student suicides in Australia. Case histories and connections; Tendency of a student to copy the method of a reported suicide case.
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Martin, G., 1992. Adolescent Suicide 3: Imitation and the clustering phenomenon. Youth Studies Australia, 11, 1:28-32.
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Adolescent Suicide: Postvention in a school.

This paper examines the effect of completed suicide by a student on other high school students. The case history of a 16-year-old female student who jumped from an eight-storey car park roof is discussed. The death was followed by an increase in suicide attempts. The postvention strategy in the school is discussed and offered as an example of what may need to be done in the aftermath of the suicide of an adolescent.
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Martin, G., 1992. Adolescent Suicide 2: Postvention in a school. Youth Studies Australia, 11, 1:24-27.
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The effect on adolescents of the completed suicide of another student.

This paper demonstrates that students in a school from where two suicides had occurred were more likely to know about the suicides, but also more likely to be depressed and suicidal compared with students from two comparison schools of similar social background.

Download here:  *Adolescent Suicide 1 The effect on adolescents of the completed suicide of another student

Martin, G., Kuller, N. & Hazell, P., 1992. Adolescent Suicide 1: The effect on adolescents of the completed suicide of another student. Youth Studies Australia, 11, 1:21-23.
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Continuing medical education in marital and family therapy: a survey of South Australian psychiatrists

The ‘common wisdom’ (i.e. in the gutter press) about psychiatry seems to suggest that psychiatrists diagnose (based on systems like ICD and DSM), and then reach for the prescription pad. This may be a peculiarly American view. In online psychiatry groups elsewhere around the world, there are lively discussions about  how to do various forms of psychotherapy and whether psychoanalytic thinking retains its currency. This 1995 paper seems to suggest that a percentage of psychiatrists had skills in marital and family therapies, and were actively seeking continuing medical education in these fields. Perhaps it is time for a follow-up survey. I wonder whether we would be find anything different?

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Allison, S., Powrie, R., Pearce, C. & Martin, G., 1995.  Continuing Medical Education in Marital and Family Therapy.  Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry, 29:4, 638-644.

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Metaphor: Complete or Incomplete

This 1984 paper from the Australian Journal of Family Therapy (now the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy) reflects the early struggles of learning the trade of family therapy. As therapists, we use metaphor in all sorts of forms, both overtly and subtly. A theoretical introduction is followed by clinical example – some of it (in retrospect) a bit fumbling and inexact. But then you have to start somewhere…

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Martin, G., 1984. Metaphor: Complete or Incomplete.  Australian Journal of Family Therapy, Vol. 5 No. 2.
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Adolescent Suicide, Depression and Family Dysfunction

This paper investigated high school students’ perceptions of their family dynamics and correlated this to levels of depression, suicidal thinking and a history of attempts.

 

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Martin, G., Rozanes, P., Allison, S. & Pearce, C., 1995. Adolescent Suicide, Depression and Family Dysfunction. Acta Psych. Scand., 92:336-344.
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Seeking Solutions to Self injury: A Guide for Parents and Families

This brief guide (2010) was written for parents and families to help them with an adolescent who self-injures.
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*Seeking Solutions Parents

Martin, G., Hasking, P., Swannell, S., McAllister, 2010. Seeking Solutions to Self-injury: A Guide for Parents and Families. Centre for Suicide Prevention Studies. Discipline of Psychiatry. The University of Queensland. ISBN 978-0-9808207-4-4
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Seeking solutions to self-injury: A guide for young people

This brief guide (2010) was written for young people to help them with a friend who self-injures, or perhaps to work through their own issues with self-injury
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Martin, G., Hasking, P., Swannell, S., McAllister, M. & Kay, T., (2010). Seeking solutions to self-injury: A guide for young people. Centre for Suicide Prevention Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane. ISBN 978-0-9808207-2-0
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Seeking Solutions to Self-injury: A Guide for School Staff

Seeking Solutions to Self-injury: A Guide for School Staff. This guide was developed in 2011, and disseminated widely to schools in Queensland to assist teachers and school authorities work through the difficulties, in the school environment, with young people who self-injure.

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Martin, G., Hasking, P., Swannell, S., Lee, M., McAllister, M., 2011. Seeking Solutions to Self-injury: A Guide for School Staff. Centre for Suicide Prevention Studies. Discipline of Psychiatry. The University of Queensland. ISBN 978-0-9808207-5-1.

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Perceived Academic Performance and Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana Use: Longitudinal Relationships in Young Community Adolescents

Perceived Academic Performance and Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana Use: Longitudinal Relationships in Young Community Adolescents

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Bergen, H., Martin, G., Allison, S. & Roeger, L., 2005. Perceived academic performance and alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use: longitudinal relationships in young community adolescents. Journal of Addictive Behaviours, 30; 1563-1573.

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Perceived academic performance … adolescent suicide risk: implications for teachers

Perceived academic performance, self-esteem and locus of control as indicators of need for assessment of adolescent suicide risk: implications for teachers

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Martin, G., Richardson, A. S., Bergen, H. A., Roeger, L., & Allison, S., 2005. Perceived Academic Performance, Self-Esteem and Locus of Control as Indicators of Need for Assessment of Adolescent Suicide Risk: Implications for teachers. Journal of Adolescence. 27:1, 75-87.
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Resources

This is a page of free download-able resources, usually in pdf format.
The aim is to provide a directory of Graham's written works, which will be added to weekly.