Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology

About CDPP

The Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology (CDPP) was established in December, 1989. We are part of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health.

We provide research and teaching in the field of developmental psychiatry and psychology with a particular focus on child, adolescent, youth and family mental health, and work in close affiliation with the clinical services provided by the Monash Health Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS).

Further information on the CDPP and our research outputs can be found here

KiTeS: Kids &Teens at School Project

KiTeSThe Kites study will assess school attendance problems in children and young people with an intellectual disability (ID) across Victorian mainstream and special schools.

How I Feel: Asking teens with intellectual disability about their emotions

Help us develop a new way for adolescents with intellectual disability to express difficulties they may be having with their emotions.Click here to see how you and your child can have your say as well as help other children too!

Adolescent participants will receive a $50 voucher for their time. If you would like to participate, or receive more information, please Click here.

BeyondNow Suicide Prevention App

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Recent ARC funding success

Glen Melvinn Congratulations to Dr Glenn Melvin, Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology (CDPP) on recently being awarded a prestigious ARC Discovery Project grant.
Dr Melvin together with CDPP's Associate Professor Kylie Gray and EmeritusProfessor Bruce Tonge, and international colleagues, Professor Richard Hastings and Dr Vaso Totsika from the University of Warwick, and Associate Professor David Heyne from Leiden University, will use the grant to develop a better understanding of school non-attendance among children and adolescents with an intellectual disability.  See the full news story in our blog.

Associate Professor Kylie Gray

Kylie Gray is an Associate Professor, the Deputy Director and current acting Director of the Centre for Developmental Psychiatry & Psychology.  She is a psychologist, with expertise in the areas of developmental disorders, intellectual disability, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Find out more about Associate Professor Kylie Gray.

Our team

Meet the Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology team.

Research interests

Special areas of interest include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behaviour and emotional problems and mental health in children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • Family mental health and wellbeing
  • School refusal and school attendance problems
  • Anxiety and trauma
  • Depression and suicide prevention

Find out more about our research and programs.

Contact us

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