Jane Kohlhoff

Senior Lecturer

I am a Clinical Psychologist, Senior Lecturer in the UNSW School of Psychiatry and ARC DECRA Fellow. I have research interest in perinatal, infant and early childhood mental health. My work focuses on the development, evaluation and implementation of early interventions for children and families, and investigation of the roles of attachment, early environmental and biological factors in the intergenerational transmission of parenting and psychological outcomes for children. I have worked with international colleagues to develop and evaluate a new attachment-based parenting program for young children (12-24 months) presenting with disruptive behaviours called 'Parent-Child Interaction Therapy-Toddler' and I am currently running a large Randomised Controlled Trial to evaluate its efficacy. Additional work includes a pilot study evaluating a web-based app to facilitate developmental surveillance for young children attending GP clinics and a NSW Health funded pilot of 'Parent-Child Interaction Therapy' delivered via the internet to families with young children living in rural and remote NSW.

Journal articles
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Kohlhoff J; Morgan S; Briggs N; Egan R; Niec L, 2020, 'Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers: A Community-based Randomized Controlled Trial with Children Aged 14-24 Months.', J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2020.1723599
2020
Kohlhoff J; Mahmood D; Kimonis E; Hawes DJ; Morgan S; Egan R; Niec LN; Eapen V, 2020, 'Callous–Unemotional Traits and Disorganized Attachment: Links with Disruptive Behaviors in Toddlers', Child Psychiatry and Human Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10578-019-00951-z
2020
Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Horswood D; Turnell A; Maiuolo M; Morgan S, 2020, 'Feasibility and acceptability of internet-delivered parent-child interaction therapy for rural Australian families: a qualitative investigation', Rural and remote health, vol. 20, pp. 5306, http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH5306
2020
Brunton RJ; Dryer R; Saliba A; Kohlhoff J, 2019, 'The initial development of the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale', Women and Birth, vol. 32, pp. e118 - e130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.05.004
2019
Levis B; McMillan D; Sun Y; He C; Rice DB; Krishnan A; Wu Y; Azar M; Sanchez TA; Chiovitti MJ; Bhandari PM; Neupane D; Saadat N; Riehm KE; Imran M; Boruff JT; Cuijpers P; Gilbody S; Ioannidis JPA; Kloda LA; Patten SB; Shrier I; Ziegelstein RC; Comeau L; Mitchell ND; Tonelli M; Vigod SN; Aceti F; Alvarado R; Alvarado-Esquivel C; Bakare MO; Barnes J; Beck CT; Bindt C; Boyce PM; Bunevicius A; Couto TCE; Chaudron LH; Correa H; de Figueiredo FP; Eapen V; Fernandes M; Figueiredo B; Fisher JRW; Garcia-Esteve L; Giardinelli L; Helle N; Howard LM; Khalifa DS; Kohlhoff J; Kusminskas L; Kozinszky Z; Lelli L; Leonardou AA; Lewis BA; Maes M; Meuti V; Nakić Radoš S; Navarro García P; Nishi D; Okitundu Luwa E-Andjafono D; Robertson-Blackmore E; Rochat TJ; Rowe HJ; Siu BWM; Skalkidou A; Stein A; Stewart RC; Su KP; Sundström-Poromaa I; Tadinac M; Tandon SD; Tendais I; Thiagayson P; Töreki A; Torres-Giménez A; Tran TD; Trevillion K; Turner K; Vega-Dienstmaier JM; Wynter K; Yonkers KA; Benedetti A; Thombs BD, 2019, 'Comparison of major depression diagnostic classification probability using the SCID, CIDI, and MINI diagnostic interviews among women in pregnancy or postpartum: An individual participant data meta-analysis', International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1803
2019
Brunton R; Dryer R; Saliba A; Kohlhoff J, 2019, 'Re-examining pregnancy-related anxiety: A replication study', Women and Birth, vol. 32, pp. e131 - e137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.013
2019
Baker JR; Raman S; Kohlhoff J; George A; Kaplun C; Dadich A; Best CT; Arora A; Zwi K; Schmied V; Eapen V, 2019, 'Optimising refugee children's health/wellbeing in preparation for primary and secondary school: A qualitative inquiry', BMC Public Health, vol. 19, pp. 812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7183-5
2019
Cibralic S; Kohlhoff J; Wallace N; McMahon C; Eapen V, 2019, 'A systematic review of emotion regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder', Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, vol. 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2019.101422
2019
Kohlhoff J; Cibralic S; Lennie L; Rabbetts L; Morgan S, 2019, 'Qualitative evaluation of Australian Caregiver's experiences of parent–child interaction therapy delivered in a community-based clinic setting', Australian Psychologist, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ap.12431
2019
Kohlhoff J; Wallace N; Morgan S; Maiuolo M; Turnell A, 2019, 'Internet-delivered parent–child interaction therapy: Two clinical case reports', Clinical Psychologist, vol. 23, pp. 271 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cp.12184
2019
Brunton RJ; Dryer R; Krägeloh C; Saliba A; Kohlhoff J; Medvedev O, 2018, 'The pregnancy-related anxiety scale: A validity examination using Rasch analysis', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 236, pp. 127 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.04.116
2018
Kohlhoff J; Eapen V; Dadds M; Khan F; Silove D; Barnett B, 2017, 'Oxytocin in the postnatal period: Associations with attachment and maternal caregiving', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 76, pp. 56 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.03.010
2017
Ogbo FA; Eastwood J; Page A; Arora A; McKenzie A; Jalaludin B; Tennant E; Miller E; Kohlhoff J; Noble J; Chaves K; Jones JM; Smoleniec J; Chay P; Smith B; Oei JL; Short K; Collie L; Kemp L; Raman S; Woolfenden S; Clark T; Blight V; Eapen V; Dudley A; Paz E; Stack J; Sorensen K; Knopp M; Colley A; Kleiman C, 2017, 'Prevalence and determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding in the early postnatal period in Sydney, Australia', International Breastfeeding Journal, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-017-0110-4
2017
Johnson AM; Hawes DJ; Eisenberg N; Kohlhoff J; Dudeney J, 2017, 'Emotion socialization and child conduct problems: A comprehensive review and meta-analysis', Clinical Psychology Review, vol. 54, pp. 65 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2017.04.001
2017
McMahon C; Huber A; Kohlhoff J; Camberis AL, 2017, 'DOES TRAINING IN THE CIRCLE OF SECURITY FRAMEWORK INCREASE RELATIONAL UNDERSTANDING IN INFANT/CHILD AND FAMILY WORKERS?', Infant Mental Health Journal, vol. 38, pp. 658 - 668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21661
2017
Rollans M; Kohlhoff J; Kemp L; Meade T; Schmied V, 2016, 'Partner involvement: negotiating the presence of partners in psychosocial assessment as conducted by midwives and child and family health nurses', Infant Mental Health Journal, vol. 37, pp. 302 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21562
2016
Kohlhoff JR; Hickinbotham R; Knox C; Roach V; Barnett B, 2016, 'Antenatal psychosocial assessment and depression screening in an Australian private hospital', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 56, pp. 173 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12418
2016
Longman T; Hawes DJ; Kohlhoff J, 2016, 'Callous–Unemotional Traits as Markers for Conduct Problem Severity in Early Childhood: A Meta-analysis', Child Psychiatry & Human Development, vol. 47, pp. 326 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10578-015-0564-9
2016
Kohlhoff JR; Hawes D; Mence M; Russell A; Wedgwood L; Morgan S, 2016, 'Emotion regulation strategies and parenting practices among parents of children with clinic-referred conduct problems', Parenting: Science and Practice, vol. 16, pp. 302 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15295192.2016.1184942
2016
Kohlhoff JR; Stein M; Ha M; Mejaha K, 2016, 'The Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) intervention: pilot evaluation', Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nursing, vol. 13, pp. 3 - 7
2016
Kohlhoff JR; Hickinbotham R; Knox C; Roach V; Barnett B, 2016, 'Antenatal psychosocial assessment and depression screening in an Australian private hospital', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 56, pp. 173 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12418
2016
Mehta D; Eapen V; Kohlhoff J; Mendoza Diaz A; Barnett B; Silove D; Dadds MR, 2016, 'Genetic regulation of maternal oxytocin response and its influences on maternal behavior', Neural Plasticity, vol. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5740365
2016
Kohlhoff JR; Charles M; Sharpe L; Matthey S, 2015, 'Symptom based subtypes of postnatal depression', SM Journal of Depression Research and Treatment, vol. 1, pp. 1004 - 1004
2015
Brunton RJ; Dryer R; Saliba A; Kohlhoff J, 2015, 'Pregnancy anxiety: A systematic review of current scales', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 176, pp. 24 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.01.039
2015
Kohlhoff J; Barnett B; Eapen V, 2015, 'Adult separation anxiety and unsettled infant behavior: Associations with adverse parenting during childhood and insecure adult attachment', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 61, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.05.004
2015
Dahlen HG; Barnett B; Kohlhoff J; Drum ME; Munoz AM; Thornton C, 2015, 'Obstetric and psychosocial risk factors for Australian-born and non-Australian born women and associated pregnancy and birth outcomes: A population based cohort study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0681-2
2015
Kohlhoff J; Morgan S, 2014, 'Parent-child interaction therapy for toddlers: A pilot study', Child and Family Behavior Therapy, vol. 36, pp. 121 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07317107.2014.910733
2014
Eapen V; Dadds M; Barnett B; Kohlhoff J; Khan F; Radom N; Silove DM, 2014, 'Separation anxiety, attachment and inter-personal representations: Disentangling the role of oxytocin in the perinatal period', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0107745
2014
Kohlhoff JR; Barnett B, 2014, 'Antenatal Psychosocial Assessment (including depression screening) in a Western Sydney Public Hospital', Midwifery: Newsletter of the Australian College of Midwives – NSW Branch, vol. 32, pp. 26 - 27
2014
Mence M; Hawes DJ; Wedgwood L; Morgan S; Barnett B; Kohlhoff J; Hunt C, 2014, 'Emotional flooding and hostile discipline in the families of toddlers with disruptive behavior problems', Journal of Family Psychology, vol. 28, pp. 12 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035352
2014
Kohlhoff JR; Barnett B, 2013, 'Maternal depression and anxiety in the perinatal period: predictors, impacts and treatments', CQ: The CAPA Quarterly, pp. 22 - 25
2013
Kohlhoff J; Barnett B, 2013, 'Parenting self-efficacy: Links with maternal depression, infant behaviour and adult attachment', Early Human Development, vol. 89, pp. 249 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.01.008
2013
Phillips J; Sharpe L; Matthey S; Charles M, 2010, 'Subtypes of postnatal depression? A comparison of women with recurrent and de novo postnatal depression', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 120, pp. 67 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2009.04.011
2010
Phillips J; Sharpe L; Nemeth D, 2010, 'Maternal psychopathology and outcomes of a residential mother-infant intervention for unsettled infant behaviour', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 44, pp. 280 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00048670903487225
2010
Phillips J; Charles M; Sharpe L; Matthey S, 2009, 'Validation of the subscales of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a sample of women with unsellted infants', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 118, pp. 101 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2009.02.004
2009
Phillips J; Sharpe L; Matthey S; Charles M, 2009, 'Maternally focused worry', Archives of Women`s Mental Health, vol. 12, pp. 409 - 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-009-0091-4
2009
Phillips J; Charles M; Sharpe L; Matthey S, 2009, 'Validation of the subscales of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a sample of women with unsettled infants', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 118, pp. 101 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2009.02.004
2009
Phillips J; Morgan S; Cawthorne K; Barnett BE, 2008, 'Pilot evaluation of parent-child interaction therapy delivered in an Australian community early childhood clinic setting', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 42, pp. 712 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048670802206320
2008
Stuchbery M; Phillips J; Barnett B; Kohlhoff JR, 2008, 'Jade House: A perinatal mood disorders day unit in South Western Sydney', The Journal of the Child and Family Health Nurses Association (NSW), vol. 9, pp. 13 - 15
2008
Phillips J; Sharpe L; Matthey S, 2007, 'Rates of depressive and anxiety disorders in a residential mother-infant unit for unsettled infants', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 41, pp. 836 - 842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048670701579108
2007
Matthey S; White T; Phillips J; Taouk R; Chee TT; Barnett BE, 2005, 'Acceptability of routine antenatal psychosocial assessments to women from English and non-English speaking backgrounds', Archives of Women`s Mental Health, vol. 8, pp. 171 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-005-0076-x
2005
Matthey S; Phillips J; white T; Glossop P; Hopper U; Panasetis P; Petridis A; Larkin M; Barnett BE, 2004, 'Routine psychosocial assessment of women in the antenatal period: frequency of risk factors and implications for clinical services', Archives of Women`s Mental Health, vol. 7, pp. 223 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-004-0064-6
2004
Simpson G; Secheny T; Lane-Brown A; Strettles B; Ferry K; Phillips J, 2004, 'Postacute rehabilitation for people with traumatic brain injury: A model description and evaluation of the Liverpool Hospital Transitional Living Program', Brain Impairment, vol. 5, pp. 67 - 80
2004
Book Chapters
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Cibralic S; Owen CK; Kohlhoff J, 2019, 'Autism spectrum disorder and attachment: Is an attachment perspective relevant in early interventions with children on the autism spectrum?', in Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum, pp. 373 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03213-5_21
2019
Kohlhoff J; Morgan S, 2018, 'Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Toddlers (PCIT-T)', in Niec LN (ed.), , Springer, pp. 183 - 199
2018
Books
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Girard EI; Wallace N; Kohlhoff J; Morgan S; McNeil C, 2018, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93251-4
2018
Reports
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Phillips J; Burnstock T; Kohlhoff JR, 2010, Evaluation of the Karitane Family Care Centres, Karitane, Sydney, Australia
2010
Phillips J; Burnstock T; Nemeth D; Kohlhoff JR, 2009, Adolescent Mothers in Custody: Linking to a new future for families. Evaluation Report, Karitane, Sydney, Australia
2009

2019 - Highly Commended, 2019 Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Quality Initiative Awards (category: Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety)

2018 - Winner, South Western Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards (category: Health Research and Innovation)

2017 -  Ingham Institute Early Career Researcher Award

2017 - Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS) Early Career Researcher Bursary

2015 - Highly Commended, South Western Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards (category: Translational Research) 

2012 - Best Poster Award, PCIT International Conference, Gainesville, Florida, USA

2011 - Certificate of Merit, Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award

2010 - Best Poster Award, Macquarie University Early Child and Childhoods Symposium Conference

2010 - Publication Award, School of Psychology, University of Sydney

2006 - Best Presentation Award, School of Psychology Conference, University of Sydney

2005 - Australian Healthcare Association (AHA) Baxter Healthcare National Innovation Award (category: Consumer Involvement) 

 

V. Eapen, S.Liaw, M. Pritchard, R. Lingham, S. Woolfenden, B. Jalaludin, A. Page, J. Kohlhoff, J. Scott, K. Lawson. “Watch Me Grow”: Changing practice to improve Universal Child Health and Developmental Surveillance in the primary care setting. NHMRC Partnership Project (2019-2023).

S. Tooke, J. Kohlhoff. The ‘Pre-admission Midwife Appointment Program’ at the Mater: A qualitative investigation of consumer satisfaction and impact. Friends of the Mater Foundation grant (2019-2020).

V. Eapen, R. Lingam, J. Whitehall, S. Raman, L. Kemp, A. George, A. Page, B. Jalaludi, S. Teng-Liaw, S. Woolfenden, J. Kohlhoff, E. De Leeuw, J. Baker. System Transformation and Research Translation – South Western Sydney (BestSTART-SW). South Western Sydney Local Health District Academic Unit. Enhancement of an Academic Unit (2018-2022).

C. Lam-Cassetari, J. Kohlhoff. The impact of postnatal depression on infant-directed speech and early language outcomes. The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development Research Partner Incentive Program.

J. Kohlhoff. Internet Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. NSW Department of Health Mental Health Innovation Fund grant (2017-2018).

L. Kemp, C. Kaplun, J. Kohlhoff, V. Blight. K. Varelis, S. Eagar. Sustained Health Home Visiting for Families with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds with low English Proficiency (LEP): determining the efficacy of program delivery using interpreters or in-language community support. South West Sydney Research Small Grant Scheme (2016-2017).

J. Baker, J. Kohlhoff, V. Eapen, A. George, A. Arora, A. Al-Shammari. Starting School Well: Optimising Refugee Children’s Health in Preparation of this Key Transition. South West Sydney Research Small Grant Scheme (2016-2017).

J. Kohlhoff. Internet Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. NSW Department of Health Mental Health Innovation Fund grant. (2017-2018)

J. Kohlhoff. The neurobiology of parenting and Disruptive Behaviour Disorder subtypes in early childhood. Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA) (2017- 2019).

J. Kohlhoff. The 'Watch Me Grow’ App for identification of developmental and mental health problems in early childhood: a validation study. Ramaciotti Health Investment Grant (2017-2019).

C. Lam-Cassettari; J. Kohlhoff. Identifying deleterious effects of maternal depression on communication with 6-month old infants in South West Sydney. South West Sydney Research Small Grant Scheme (2016-2017).

J. Kohlhoff. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Toddlers. Liverpool Catholic Club Grant (2016-2017).

 V.Eapen, M.Dadds, D.Silove, B.Barnett, J.Kohlhoff. The role of oxytocin in attachment patterns and socio-emotional development. ARC Linkage grant (2016-2019).

J. Kohlhoff. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD). Early Career Researchers Program, Research Support Grant (2016-2018).

V. Eapen, D. Silove, B. Barnett, M. Dadds, T. Trapolini, J. Kohlhoff. Separation anxiety in pregnancy: Associations with oxytocins release, attachment styles and mother-infant interactions. ARC Linkage grant (2011-2013)