Caroline Stevenson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999 with a Masters degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. For her PhD she developed and evaluated the first behavioural treatment program for adult AD/HD (see academic publications below). This research has been recognised by the NHMRC, and by international scientists and clinicians, as a milestone in the management of this condition.
Caroline has had an on-going commitment to teaching and research. She has worked at Macquarie University and at The NSW Institute of Psychiatry, most recently supervising the first clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of the 1-2-3-Magic child behaviour program (see academic publications below). She has taught in academic settings on AD/HD, learning difficulties, and child and adolescent behaviour problems, and presented at medical and scientific conferences on these topics. She has also supervised other clinical psychologists in practice, as well as Masters and PhD students. She has been extensively involved with peak community organisations supporting people with AD/HD, currently serving as President at ADDULTS (NSW).
Working in a range of clinical settings since graduation, Caroline has amassed an extensive range of experience relating to the management of AD/HD and its associated problems in children, adolescents and adults. This has included working as a clinical psychologist for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Learning Difficulties Clinic, The Prince of Wales Adolescent Service and The Northern Beaches Adolescent Service.
Caroline decided that there needed to be a specialist service to help people with AD/HD achieve their maximum potential. With this in mind she set up a practice focussing on this condition and its associated problems, bringing to bear her clinical, scientific and research skills to offer a service of unrivalled expertise.
PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS Stevenson, C., Whitmont, S., Bornholt, L., Livesey, D. & Stevenson, R. (2002). A cognitive remediation programme for adults with ADHD. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 36: 610-616.
Stevenson, C., Stevenson, R. & Whitmont, S. (2003). A self-directed psychosocial intervention with minimal therapist contact for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. 10,93-101.
Stevenson, C., & Stevenson, R. (2004). Commentary on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Current status and future perspectives. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11 (8), 388.
Markham, R., & Stevenson, C. (2004). Challenges in teaching research methodology to nursing, allied and mental health professionals. The Journal of the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, 1, 1, 73-89.
Montague, R., & Stevenson, C. (2004). Promoting equity of access: Continuing professional education for all mental health professionals. The Journal of the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, 1, 1, 89-104.
Newman, L. & Stevenson, C. (2005). Parenting and Borderline Personality Disorder. Ghosts in the Nursery. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 10 (3), 385-394.
Stewart, S., Watson, S., Montague, R., & Stevenson, C. (2008). Set up to fail? Consumer Participation in the Mental Health Services System. Australasian Psychiatry.
Porzig-Drummond, R. Stevenson, R. & Stevenson, C. (2014). The 123 Magic parenting program and its effects on child problem behaviours and dysfunctional parenting: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy 58C:52-64.
Porzig-Drummond, R. Stevenson, R. & Stevenson, C. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of a self directed video based 123 Magic parenting program: A randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy.
Porzig-Drummond, R. Stevenson, R. & Stevenson, C. (2015), A Preliminary evaluation of the 123 Magic Parenting Program in an Australian Community Services Setting. Australian Social Work.
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