Research Publications

Shochet, I. M., Saggers, B. R., Carrington, S. B., Orr, J. A., Wurfl, A. M., & Duncan, B. (2019). A strength-focused parenting intervention may be a valuable augmentation to a depression prevention focus for adolescents with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Mackay, B., Shochet, I., & Orr,  J. (2017). A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of a School-Based Resilience Intervention to Prevent Depressive Symptoms for Young Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed Methods Analysis. Journal of Autism Developmental Disorders. Advance online copy.  doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3263-5.

Cunningham, L., Shochet, I., Smith, C., & Wurfl, A. (2017).  A qualitative evaluation of an innovative resilience-building camp for young carers. Child and Family Social Work, 22,700-710.  doi:10.1111/cfs.12286.

Shochet, I. M., Saggers, B. R., Carrington, S. B., Orr, J. A., Wurfl, A. M., Duncan, B. M., & Smith, C. L. (2016). The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) conceptual model to promote mental health for adolescents with ASD. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 19, 94-116. doi:10.1007/s10567-016-0203-4.

Shochet, I. M., Montague, R., Smith, C. L., & Dadds, M. (2014). A qualitative investigation of adolescents' perceived mechanisms of change from a universal school-based depression prevention program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11, 5541-5554.

Chapman, R., Buckley, L., Sheehan, M., & Shochet, I. (2014). Teachers' perceptions of school connectedness and risk-taking in adolescence. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 27(4), 413-431.

Chapman, R. L., Buckley, L., Sheehan, M., & Shochet, I. M. (2013). Pilot evaluation of an adolescent risk and injury prevention programme incorporating curriculum and school connectedness components. Health Education Research, 28(4), 612-625.

Mackay, B., & Shochet, I. M. (2012). Children with autistic spectrum disorder have an associated risk of depression: The need for evidence-based psycho-social interventions. Australasian Epidemiologist, 19(1), 13-17.

Shochet, I.M., Smith, C. L., Furlong, M., & Homel, R. (2011). A prospective study investigating the impact of school belonging factors on negative affect in adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40(4), 586-595.

Rivet-Duval, E., Heriot, S., &  Hunt, C. (2011). Preventing Adolescent Depression in Mauritius: A Universal School-Based Program. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 16 (2)  86–91.

Shochet, I., Hoge, R & Wurfl, A. (2009). Building Resilience in Adolescents: The Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP). In K.Geldard (Ed). Practical Interventions for Young People. Sage Publications Ltd.

Shochet,I.M & Hoge, R (2009). Resourceful Adolescent Program: A Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Teenage Depression In E Essau (Ed.), Treatment of Adolescent Depression. Oxford Unversity Press.

Shochet, I.M., Homel, R., Cockshaw, W.D. & Montgomery, D.T. (2008). How do school connectedness and attachment to parents interrelate in predicting adolescent depressive symptoms? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37 (3), 676-681.

Shochet, I.M., Smyth, T. & Homel, R. (2007). The Impact of Parental Attachment on Adolescent Perception of the School Environment and School Connectedness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 28 (2), 109-118

Shochet I.M., Dadds M.R., Ham D. & Montague R.(2006) School Connectedness Is an Underemphasized Parameter in Adolescent Mental Health: Results of a Community Prediction Study; Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 35 (2), 170–179

Shochet,I., & Ham,D.(2004) Universal School-based Approaches to Preventing Adolescent Depression: Past Findings and Future Directions of the Resourceful Adolescent Program. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 6(3), 17-25.

Shochet I, Wurfl A., & Hoge R.(2004) The Resourceful Adolescent Programs: Working with teenagers in Queensland, Australia. In Mental Health Promotion: Case Studies from Countries”. A joint publication of the World Federation for Mental Health and the World Health Organisation.

Shochet,I., & Ham,D.(2003) A Universal Approach for Preventing Adolescent Depression: Promoting family wellbeing and resilience in adolescents. In I.Katz & J Pinkerton, Eds., Evaluating family Support: International Lessons for Policy, Practice and Research. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons.    This Chapter describes the RAP Programs with Particular emphasis on building risk and protective factors in family functioning

Shochet,I., Montague,R., & Ham,D.(2002). A Universal approach to the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents. In N.N. Singh, T.H. Ollendick & A.N. Singh, Eds., International Perspectives on Child And Adolescent mental Health, volume 2(pp 213 – 235). London: Elsevier.   This chapter presents an overview of the Resourceful Adolescent Programs including initial evaluations.

Shochet, I. (2002). The Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP): building resilience and preventing depression in adolescents through universal school-based interventions.  In L Rowling, G Martin & L Walker, Eds., Mental health promotion and young people: concepts and practice ( pp. 172-184). Sydney: McGraw Hill.  This chapter covers a lot of the same ground as the J Clin Child Psych paper but includes information about other current trials of RAP.

Shochet, I. M., Dadds, M. R., Holland, D., Whitefield, K., Harnett, P. H., & Osgarby, S. M.  (2001).  The efficacy of a universal school-based program to prevent adolescent depression. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 30, 303-315.  This paper describes the initial trial of RAP-A as a universal intervention.

Shochet, I.,  & Osgarby, S. (1999). The Resourceful Adolescent Project: Building psychological resilience in adolescents and their parents. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 16, 46-65.  An article describing the RAP Project, including RAP-A and RAP-P

Merry, S., McDowell, H., Wild, C. J., et al (2004) A randomized placebo-controlled trial of a school-based depression prevention program.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 538-547.

Muris, P., Bogie, N., & Hoogsteder, A. (2001). Effects of an early intervention group program for anxious and depressed adolescents: a pilot study.  Psychological Reports, 88, 481-482. This paper describes a trial of a Dutch translation of RAP-A as an indicated intervention.