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Jeneva Ohan

Dr Jeneva Ohan

Senior Lecturer
Psychological Science, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Psychological Science
The University of Western Australia (M304)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3249
Email
jeneva.ohan@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
PhD Br.Col.
Biography
I completed my MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. During this time, I specialised in child clinical psychology, and 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.
Key research
As they grow, children can face a range of mental health and social challenges. We have developed a number of effective therapies to help them, but whether or not these are useful depends on the child getting to services. Only a fraction of children in need get these therapies, and understanding why parents do – and do not – seek help will help us to better engage children and families in therapy in the future.
I am interested in researching all of these aspects of child mental health development and parenting, including understanding:
•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), and
•parents’ perspectives and experiences in how they support their children
•stigma that parents and children with mental health problems face, and how they cope with this stigma.
Publications
Reviewed Journal Articles:
Stallman, H. M., & Ohan, J. L. (2016). Parenting style, parental adjustment, and co-parental conflict: Differential predictors of child psychosocial adjustment following divorce. Behavior Change, 33,.
Eaton, K., Ohan, J. L., Stritzke, W. G. K., & Corrigan, P. W. (in press). Failing to meet the good parent ideal: Self-stigma in parents of children with mental health disorders. Journal of Family and Child Studies.
Bell, M. F., Bayliss, D. M., Glauert, R., Harrison, A., & Ohan, J. L. (2016). Chronic Illness and Developmental Vulnerability at School Entry. Pediatrics, 137(5), e20152475.
Ohan, J. L., Seward, R., Bayliss, D. M., Stallman, H. M., & Sanders, M. R. (2015). Parents’ barriers to using school psychology services for their child’s mental health problems. School Mental Health, 7, 287-297.
Ohan, J. L., Ellefson, S., & Corrigan, P. W. (2015). The impact of Asperger’s and Autistic spectrum disorder labels on stigma and treatment attitudes: Testing the new DSM5 labels. Journal of Autism and Development Disorders, 45, 3384-3389.
MacMillan, K. K., Ohan, J., Cherian, S., & Mutch, R. C. (2015). Refugee children's play: Before and after migration to Australia. Journal of paediatrics and child health.
Visser, T. A., Ohan, J. L., & Enns, J. T. (2015). Temporal cues derived from statistical patterns can overcome resource limitations in the attentional blink. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-11.
Eaton, K., Ohan, J. L., & Dear, G. (2014). The stigmatisation of the provision of services for alcohol and other drug users: A systematic literature review. Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 22, 1-7.
Ohan, J. L., Visser, T. A. W., Moss, R. G., Howlett, A., & Allen, N. B. (2013). Parents’ stigmas of children with symptoms versus diagnoses of ADHD and depression. Psychiatric Services.
Visser, T. A. W., Ohan, J. L., Whittle, S., Yücel, M., Simmons, J. G., & Allen, N. B. (2013). Sex differences in structural brain asymmetry predict overt aggression in adolescents. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
Sciberras, E., Ohan, J., & Anderson, V. (2012). "Bullying and peer victimisation in adolescent girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder." Child Psychiatry & Human Development 43, 254-270.
Visser, T. A. W., & Ohan, J. L. (2012). How does information processing speed relate to the attentional blink? PLoS ONE, 7, E33265.
Ohan, J. L., & Johnston, C. (2011). Positive Illusions of Social Competence in girls with and without ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 527-539.
Ohan, J. L., Visser, T. A. W., Strain, M.C., & Allen, L. (2011). Teachers’ and education students’ perceptions of and reactions toward children with and without the diagnostic label “ADHD.” Journal of School Psychology, 49, 81-105.
Visser, T. A. W., & Ohan, J. L. (2011). Is all sparing created equal? Comparing lag-1 sparing and extended sparing in temporal object perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 37, 1527-1541.
Ohan, J. L., & Visser, T. A. W. (2009). Why is there a gender gap in children presenting for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder services? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38, 650-660.
Davis, C., & Visser, T. A. W., & Ohan, J. L. (2009). When similarity leads to sparing: Probing mechanisms underlying the attentional blink. Psychological Research, 73, 327–335.
Dooley, J. J., Anderson, V., Hemphill, S. A., & Ohan, J. L. (2008). Aggression after paediatric brain injury: A theoretical approach. Brain Injury, 22, 836-846.
Ohan, J. L., Cormier, N., Visser, T. A. W., Hepp, S., & Strain, M. (2008). Does knowledge about ADHD impact teachers’ reported behaviours and perceptions? School Psychology Quarterly, 23, 436-449.
Visser, T. A.. W., & Ohan, J. L. (2007). Data-limited manipulations of T1 difficulty modulate the attentional blink. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 102-108.
Ohan, J. L., & Johnston, C. (2007). Social interactions in girls with versus without ADHD: A multi-informant, multi-methodology approach. Journal of Abnormal Chlid Psychology, 35, 239-250.
Leadbeater, B. J., Ohan, J. L., & Hoglund, W. (2006). How children’s justifications of the best thing to do in peer conflicts relate to their emotional and behavioural problems in early elementary school. Merril-Palmer Quarterly, 52, 721-754.
Hommersen, P., Murray, C., Ohan, J. L., & Johnston, C. (2006). Oppositional Defiant Disorder Rating Scale: Preliminary evidence of reliability and validity. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 14, 65-128.
Johnston, C., Chen, M., & Ohan, J. L. (2006). Mothers’ Attributions for Behavior in Nonproblem Boys, Boys with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Boys with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional-Defiant Behavior. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 35, 60-71.
Visser, T.A.W., & Ohan, J. L. (2006). Data limited manipulations of T1 difficulty modulate the attentional blink. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 102-108.
Johnston, C., & Ohan, J. L. (2005). The importance of parental attributions in families of children with attention-deficit and disruptive behaviour disorders. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 8, 167-182.
Ohan, J. L. & Johnston, C. (2005). Gender appropriateness of symptom criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional-defiant disorder, and conduct disorder. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 35, 359-381.
Collett, B. R., Ohan, J. L., & Myers, K. (2004). “Validation of ADHD Rating Scales”: Dr. Collett et al. replies. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 1190-1191.
Johnston, C., Scoular, D. J., & Ohan, J. L. (2004). Mothers’ reports of parenting in families of children with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Relations to impression management. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 26, 45-61.
Collett, B. R., Ohan, J. L., & Myers, K. (2003). Ten-year review of rating scales, VI: Scales assessing externalizing behavior. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42, 1143-1170.
Collett, B. R., Ohan, J. L., & Myers, K. (2003). Ten-year review of rating scales, V: Scales assessing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42, 1015-1037.
Ohan, J. L., Myers, K., & Collett, B. R. (2002). Ten-year review of rating scales, IV: Scales assessing trauma and its effects. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41, 1401-1422.
Ohan, J. L., & Johnston, C. (2002). Are the over-estimates given by boys with ADHD self-protective? Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 31, 230-241.
Ohan, J. L., & Johnston, C. (2000). Reported rates of adherence to medication prescribed for adolescents’ symptoms of ADHD. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 5, 581-593.
Ohan, J. L., Leung, D., & Johnston, C. (2000). The Parenting Sense of Competence Scale: Evidence of a stable factor structure and validity. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 32, 1-11.
Ohan, J. L., & Johnston, C. (1999). Attributions in adolescents medicated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 3, 49-60.

Book Chapters:
Ohan, J. L. (in press). Stigma. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disoders. Braaten, E. (Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.
Johnston, C. & Ohan, J. L. (2003). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In T. H. Ollendick and C. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology (pp. 44-46). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
Johnston, C., & Ohan, J. L. (1998). Externalizing Disorders. In T. H. Ollendick and W. K. Silverman (Eds.), Developmental Issues in the Clinical Treatment of Children (pp. 279-294). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
2015: Consulting Editor for Stigma and Health (published by the American Psychological Association).
Funding received
I recently received an Australian Rotary Health Award for 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.
Honours and awards
2014-2017: Affiliate Fellow with the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, an NIMH-funded centre based in the US. stigmaandempowerment.org
Teaching
Introduction to Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Disorders (PostGrad, Clinical)
Advanced Paediatrics 2 (PostGrad, Clinical)
Current projects
Supporting parents in making decisions about whether or not to disclose their child's mental health problems.
Facilitating parents' engagement in therapy for their child's behaviour problems.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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