Jeneva Ohan

Dr, PhD Br.Col.

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 233 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20072018
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Personal profile

Biography

I completed my MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, specialising in child clinical psychology. I completed my residency in the General Child Track of the University of Washington's Medical School in Seattle, WA, USA.
I am a Registered Psychologist in Australia.

Roles and responsibilities

2015-current: Consulting Editor for Stigma and Health (published by the American Psychological Association).

2017-current: Honorary Research Associate, Telethon Kids Institute

Funding overview

I hold an Australian Rotary Health Award (2017-2018). This funding is to conduct a project to test if the ways that we describe therapy for children's behaviour problems can facilitate whether or not parents access the therapy, and if it they continue in therapy.

Teaching overview

Introduction to Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Disorders (PostGrad, Clinical)
Advanced Paediatrics 2 (PostGrad, Clinical)

Research

As they grow, children and youth face a range of emotional and social challenges. Psychologist and allied health professionals have developed a number of effective therapies to help them, but whether or not these are useful depends on the child or youth getting to services. Only a fraction of children in need get these services. Understanding why some children do – and do not – receive services for their child will help us to better engage children, youth, and families in therapy in the future.
I am interested in understanding child and youth mental health and parenting, such as:
...the range of mental health and social challenges that children can experience and how they come to develop these challenges,
...how children get to therapy (and especially the barriers that they face),
...parents’ perspectives and experiences in how they support their children, and
...stigma that parents and children with mental health problems face, and how they cope with this stigma.

Keywords

  • Child mental health
  • Child behaviour problems
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Parenting
  • Social skills
  • Aggression
  • Help-seeking
  • Stigma, sterotypes, prejudice and discrimination

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 2007 2018

An investigation of support services available by Internet searching to families impacted by a parent's cancer

Morris, J. N., Ohan, J. & Martini, A. 1 Jan 2018 In : Psycho-Oncology. 27, 1, p. 114-124 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internet
Parents
Neoplasms
Health
Web Browser
1 Citations

Children of parents who have been hospitalised with psychiatric disorders are at risk of poor school readiness

Bell, M. F., Bayliss, D. M., Glauert, R., Harrison, A. & Ohan, J. L. 10 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychiatry
Parents
Censuses
Mothers
Fathers
Evoked Potentials
Auditory Cortex
Cerebral Dominance
Aptitude
Electroencephalography

Psychometric Properties and Norms for the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Administered Online in an Australian Sample

Seward, R. J., Bayliss, D. M., Stallman, H. M. & Ohan, J. L. Apr 2018 In : Australian Psychologist. 53, 2, p. 116-124

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychometrics
Surveys and Questionnaires
Questionnaire
Software
Parents

School readiness of maltreated children: associations of timing, type, and chronicity of maltreatment

Bell, M., Bayliss, D., Glauert, R. & Ohan, J. Feb 2018 In : Child Abuse and Neglect. 76, p. 426-439

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Abuse
Censuses
Incidence