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Patty Leijten

Former projects

---Supervised Postdoc and PhD Projects---

How sustained are parenting program effects? (with PhD student Jolien van Aar; 2019)

Funded by the UvA Research Institute of Child Development and Education.
Findings are published in Clinical Psychology Review (on whether programs show sustained, fade-out and sleeper effect), Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (on using individual family risk profiles to predict program benefits), Behavior Therapy (on whether goal setting enhances program effects)and Prevention Science (on the longer-term effects of the Incredible Years program for children's mental health).

Parental attributions of disruptive child behavior (with Postdoc Bénédicte Mouton; 2020) 

Funded by Wallonie-Bruxelles International.be. Findings are under review.

How does the experience of war and refuge impact parenting? (with PhD student Hend Eltanamly; 2021)

Funded by UvA RPA YIELD (with PhD student Hend Eltanamly)
Key findings are published in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse (on how parenting helps us understand how war shapes children's mental health).

Parenting program effects on children's gene methylation (with PhD student Nicole Creasey; ongoing) 

Funded by an NWO Vici grant to Geertjan Overbeek. 

How parenting programs to reduce harsh maltreatment differentially benefit families in different countries (with PhD student Sophia Backhaus; ongoing) 

Funded by an Clarendon – ESRC Grand Union DTP Award to Sophia Backhaus. 

---Personal Postdoc, PhD, and MA projects---

Using microtrials to better understand the effects of  discrete parenting behavior on child compliance (PhD and postdoc project)

Funders include the Fulbright Organisation.
Findings are published in Clinical Psychology: Science and PracticeBehaviour Research and Therapyand PLOS ONE.

How transportable are parenting programs across countries? (postdoc project)

Funded by the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare (PI Frances Gardner).
Findings are published in Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Effectiveness of the Incredible Years parenting program in families with fewer socioeconomic advantages and migration histories (PhD project)

Funded by ZonMw (PI Bram Orobio de Castro).
Findings are published in Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent PsychologyAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatryand Systeemtherapie (Dutch).
Awarded with a ZonMw 'pearlfor excellent research with impact.

Effectiveness of a parenting program to enhance parent-adolescent communication (MA project)

Findings are published in Journal of Adolescence and Kind and Adolescent (Dutch).
This program is now included in the Dutch database of effective youth interventions