Mindful Parenting and Autism

Host Faculty: Education, Health and Human Development
General Subject Area: Clinical Psychology; Child Psychology; Autism
Project Level: PhD
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Mindfulness is a way of directing your attention to your present moment experience, with an attitude of non-judgment and kindness. Mindfulness is both a characteristic, which we all possess to a greater or lesser extent, and a psychosocial therapeutic approach. Mindful parenting is the application of mindfulness specifically to the role of parenting, and the interpersonal relationship between the parent and child. In this PhD, you would investigate the role of mindful parenting in the context of autism. The PhD design would be quantitative, and as appropriate to the research questions would involve systematic review, survey methodologies, and pilot intervention research (e.g. single case design, feasibility). The research would be informed by community perspectives by engaging with autistic individuals, and parents.


Key qualifications and skills

You will have completed your undergraduate degree in Psychology, with an understanding of advanced statistical methods. You will have an interest and passion for helping families, and for working alongside the community.

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Clinical Psychology; Child Psychology; Parenting; Autism; Mindfulness