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.
Download here *Early Detection of Emotional Disorders in South Australia
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download here *Adolescent suicide, depression & family dysfunction
Martin, G., Rozanes, P., Allison, S. & Pearce, C., 1995. Adolescent Suicide, Depression and Family Dysfunction. Acta Psych. Scand., 92:336-344.
This brief guide (2010) was written for parents and families to help them with an adolescent who self-injures.
*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
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.
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.
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.