Dr Dave Pasalich

Lecturer
Building 39, Room 132
 612 52067

Profile

Qualifications

BA Hons (USyd); MClinPsych (UNSW); PhD (UNSW)

Biography

After completing my postgraduate degrees in Australia, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Children and Families, Florida International University, USA and at the Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence, Simon Fraser University, Canada. In Jan 2016 I returned to Australia to begin a Lecturer position at ANU. I have been registered as a Psychologist (endorsement in Clinical Psychology) since 2011, and have practiced in various community and university settings. My research and clinical expertise is in child and family psychology.

Research

Research awards

  • Psychology of Relationships PhD Thesis Award, 2012
  • New Researcher Award for Excellence, 2011

Research interests

  • Parenting and the parent-child relationship
  • Child and youth antisocial behaviour and callous-unemotional traits (e.g., lack of guilt and empathy)
  • Family-based treatment and prevention  
  • Child maltreatment

 

Grants

2017-2020: Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. 

2014-2017: Parent training and emotion coaching for children with limited prosocial emotions.  Funding body: National Institute of Mental Health (USA). Principal Investigators: Lynn Katz, Robert McMahon;  Co-Investigators: Shannon Dorsey, Suzanne Kerns, Dave Pasalich, Michael Pullman.

2013-2016: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canada).

2013-2015: Child & Family Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canada). (Funding declined in favour of the MSFHR Postdoctoral Fellowship.)

 

Teaching

  • PSYC8102 Child Psychopathology & Intervention  

Publications

Book Chapters

McMahon, R. J., & Pasalich, D. S. (in press). Family-based interventions for young children with conduct problems as a means of delinquency prevention. In W. Craig, D. Pepler, & J. Cummings (Eds.), Creating healthy relationships to prevent bullying: Get the tools to take action (PREVNet Series, Vol. 5). Ottawa, ON: National Printers.

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., & O’Donnell, K. (in press). An attachment-based intervention for parents of adolescents. In H. Steele & M. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of attachment-based interventions. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Kimonis, E. R., Pardini, D. A., Pasalich, D. S., & McMahon, R. J. (2014). Callous and unemotional specifier for conduct disorder. In G. Gabbard (Ed.), Gabbard's treatments of psychiatric disorders (5th ed., pp. 747-754). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Pardini, D. A., Pasalich, D. S., Kimonis, E. R., & McMahon, R. J. (2014). Conduct disorder. In G. Gabbard (Ed.), Gabbard's treatments of psychiatric disorders (5th ed., pp. 739-746). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Pasalich D. S., McMahon, R. J., Kimonis, E. R., & Pardini, D. A. (2014). Oppositional defiant disorder. In G. Gabbard (Ed.), Gabbard's treatments of psychiatric disorders (5th ed., pp. 725-731). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Hawes, D. J., Dadds, M. R., & Pasalich, D. S. (2013). Observational coding methods. In R. Comer & P. Kendall (Eds.), Oxford handbook of research strategies for clinical psychology (pp. 120-141). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

Zheng, Y., Pasalich, D. S., Oberth, C., McMahon, R. J., & Pinderhughes, E. E. (in press). Capturing parenting as a multidimensional and dynamic construct with a person-oriented approach. Prevention Science.

Weston, S., Hawes, D. J., & Pasalich, D. S. (2017). The Five Minute Speech Sample as a measure of parent-child dynamics: Evidence from observational research. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 118-136.

Pasalich, D. S., Fleming, C. B., Oxford, M. L., Zheng, Y., & Spieker, S. J. (2016). Can parenting intervention prevent cascading effects from placement instability to insecure attachment to externalizing problems in maltreated toddlers? Child Maltreatment, 21, 175-185. 

Pasalich, D. S., Cyr, M., Zheng, Y., McMahon, R. J., & Spieker, S. J. (2016). Child abuse history in teen mothers and parent-child risk processes for offspring externalizing problems. Child Abuse & Neglect, 56, 89-98.

Dadds, M. R., Gale, N., Godbee, M., Moul, C., Pasalich, D. S., Fink, E., & Hawes, D. J. (2016). Expression and regulation of attachment-related emotions in children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 47, 647-656. 

Pasalich, D. S., Witkiewitz, K., McMahon, R. J., Pinderhughes, E. E., & the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (2016). Indirect effects of the Fast Track intervention on conduct disorder symptoms and callous-unemotional traits: Distinct pathways involving discipline and warmth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 587-597.

Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Becker, K. D., Bechor, M., Dinizulu, S. M., Hedemann, E. R., Ogle, R. R., & Pasalich, D. S. (2015). Common elements of adolescent prevention programs: Minimizing burden while maximizing reach. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42, 209-219.

Graziano, P., Bagner, D., Slavec, J., Rodriguez, G., Kent, K., Babinski, D., Derefinko, K., & Pasalich, D. (2015). Feasibility of providing Intensive Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (I-PCIT): Results from an open trial. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37, 38-49.

Cyr, M., Pasalich, D. S., McMahon, R. J., & Spieker, S. J. (2014). The longitudinal link between parenting and child aggression: The moderating effect of attachment security. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 45, 555-564.

Miller, N. V., Johnston, C., & Pasalich, D. S. (2014). Parenting and conduct problems: Moderation by child empathy. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36, 74-83.

Pasalich, D. S., Dadds, M. R., & Hawes, D. J. (2014). Cognitive and affective empathy in children with conduct problems: Additive and interactive effects of callous-unemotional traits and autism spectrum disorders symptoms. Psychiatry Research, 219, 625-630.

Pasalich, D. S., Waschbusch, D. A., Dadds, M. R., & Hawes, D. J. (2014). Emotion socialization style in parents of children with callous–unemotional traits. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 45, 229-242.

Pasalich, D. S., Dadds, M. R., Hawes, D. J., & Brennan, J. (2012). Attachment and callous-unemotional traits in children with early-onset conduct problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 838-845.

Pasalich, D. S., Dadds, M. R., Vincent, L. C., Cooper, F. A., Hawes, D. J., & Brennan, J. (2012). Emotional communication in families of conduct-problem children with high versus low callous-unemotional traits. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 302-313.

Dadds, M. R., Jambrak, J., Pasalich, D. S., Hawes, D. J., & Brennan, J. (2011). Impaired attention to the eyes of attachment figures and the developmental origins of psychopathy. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 238-245.

Pasalich, D. S., Dadds, M. R., Hawes, D. J., & Brennan, J. (2011). Do callous-unemotional traits moderate the relative importance of parental coercion versus warmth in child conduct problems? An observational study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 1308-1315.

Pasalich, D. S., Dadds, M. R., Hawes, D. J., & Brennan, J. (2011). Assessing relational schemas in parents of children with externalizing behavior disorders: Reliability and validity of the Family Affective Attitude Rating Scale. Psychiatry Research, 185, 438-443.

Pasalich, D. S., Livesey, D. J., & Livesey, E. J. (2010). Performance on Stroop-like assessments of inhibitory control by 4- and 5-year-old children. Infant and Child Development, 19, 252-263.

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