Jennifer Allen

(University of Bath, UK)

 

"Relationships as a means of promoting prosocial behaviour, empathy and engagement in antisocial children with callous-unemotional (CU) traits"

Jennifer Allen is a Reader and Research Director on the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath. She is also the Director of the SHINE lab which conducts research aimed at informing family and school-based intervention to improve child and adolescent mental health. Jennifer completed her PhD at the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Australia. She has investigated environmental risk and protective factors for child emotional and behavioural disorders, including adverse childhood experiences, parenting and teacher-child relationships. She has also developed individualized assessment methods and treatment for antisocial children with callous-unemotional (CU) traits. Jennifer has published over 30 papers and chapters, mainly on child emotional and behavioural problems. She is currently editing a practitioner textbook titled: Family Intervention for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Problems: A Core Competencies-based Approach, soon to be published by Cambridge University Press. Jennifer’s work is designed to inform practitioners how to best support adults who children most rely on for their social and emotional well-being: their parents and teachers.

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