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.

Upcoming Workshops:

Tuesday 23 October 2018
A School-Wide Approach to Enhancing School Attendance

The Centre for Developmental Psychiatry & Psychology is presenting a one-day “hands on” workshop that helps to equip secondary school
staff with a comprehensive plan and strategies to address school non-attendance. A wide range of school attendance problems will be addressed,including school refusal, truancy, and school withdrawal.

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Thursday 25 October 2018
Managing School Refusal: An Evidence Based Approach

This interactive workshop will provide a model for understanding and supporting families where a child/teen is refusing to attend school. It will include evidence-based assessment and management techniques used by the School Refusal Program. The workshop will feature case study material and contemporary research findings on school refusal.

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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.

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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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