BA (hons), MBA (Sydney), PhD (Birmingham)

Psychology
1995

Susan H Spence, B.Sc. (Hons), MBA, PhD (Clinical Psychology) is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Psychology and Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. In addition to her research roles, she has held various university administrative positions including Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) and Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning and Student Outcomes) at Griffith University, Dean of the Division of Linguistics and Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, and Head of the School of Psychology and then Head the School of Journalism and Communication at University of Queensland. She also holds the position of Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland.

Her research in clinical psychology focuses on the causes, assessment, prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression in young people. She has published extensively in these areas and has received consistent national competitive grant funding to support her research. She has been on the editorial boards of several international journals and has also been a member of numerous State and Commonwealth advisory committees and granting bodies in Australia, in the area of mental health. She has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, British Psychological Society and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In 2016 she received the Honour of being appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her distinguished service to mental health research, particularly to prevention and treatment in young people and to tertiary education.

Sue is the author of the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale, a measure that is widely used internationally and has been translated into over 20 languages. She was also one of the developers of BRAVE-ONLINE, an evidence-based internet-delivered treatment program for anxiety in children and adolescents.

March 2014 – present

Professor Emeritus, School of Applied Psychology and Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Griffith University

April 2009- March 2014

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Griffith University

Nov 2007 – April 2009

Pro Vice Chancellor, Learning and Student Outcomes

Griffith University

2006-2007

Dean, Division of Linguistics and Psychology

Macquarie University

2002- 2005

Deputy President of Academic Board

University of Queensland

2001-2002

Head, School of Journalism and Communication

University of Queensland

1997-1999

Head, School of Psychology

University of Queensland

1997-2005

Professor of Psychology

University of Queensland

Fellow, Australian Psychological Society

Fellow, British Psychological Society

Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

APS Ian Campbell Memorial Prize for Clinical Psychology

Honorary Professor, University of Queensland

Publications

Books

 

1.    Rapee, R. M., Wignall, A. M., Spence, S. H., Lyneham, H. & Cobham, V. (2008). Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents: Oakland, CA, US: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 276 pp.

2.    Rapee, R. M., Spence, S. H., Cobham, V., & Wignall, A. M. (2000). Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents: Oakland, CA, US: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 160 pp.

3.    Spence, S. H. (1995). Social Skills Training: Enhancing Social Competence with Children and Adolescents. Great Britain: NFER-Nelson.

4.    Wilson, P., Spence, S. H., & Kavanagh, D. (1995). Tecnicas de entrevista clinica. (Spanish edition of 1989 book. ed.). Barcelona: Martinez Roca.

5.    Spence, S. H. (1991). Psychosexual therapy: A cognitive-behavioural approach. London, England: Chapman and Hall.

6.    Wilson, P. H., Spence, S. H., & Kavanagh, D. J. (1989). Cognitive-behavioral interviewing for adult disorders: A practical handbook. Baltimore, MD, US: The Johns Hopkins University Press. (Republished in 2018)

7.    Spence, S. H., & Shepard, G. (1983). Developments in social skills training. London: Academic Press.

8.    Spence, S. H. (1980). Social skills training with children and adolescents: A counsellor's manual. Windsor: NFER Publishing Co.

 

Book Chapters


1.    Spence, S.H. (2019). Preschool Anxiety Assessment: Parent and Teacher Reports. In B. Fisak & P. Barrett (Eds). Anxiety in Preschool Children: Assessment, Treatment and Prevention. New York: Taylor and Francis/Routledge

2.    Spence, S.H., March, S., and Donovan, C.L. (2019). New Technologies to Deliver CBT for Anxious Youth – Computer and Web-based Programs, Mobile Applications and Virtual Reality. In T. Ollendick, L. Farrell, & P.Muris (Eds). Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD: Improving Access & Outcome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

3.    Spence, S. H., March, S., Vigerland, S., & Serlachius, E. (2016). Internet-based therapies for child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems Guided internet-based treatments in psychiatry (pp. 197-217). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; Switzerland.

4.    March, S., Spence, S. H., & Donovan, C. L. (2014). Internet Treatment of Youth. In P. M. G. Emmelkamp & T. W. A. Ehring (Eds.), Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice (Vol. II). London: Wiley.

5.    Donovan, C. L., Spence, S. H., & March, S. (2013). Using new technologies to deliver CBT with children and adolescents. In P. Graham & S. Reynolds (Eds.), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Families – Current Trends. (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

6.    Ollendick, T. H., Fraire, M. G., & Spence, S. H. (2013). Transdiagnostic Treatments: Issues and Commentary. In E.-M. J. & C. B. (Eds.), Transdiagnostic Treatment Approaches to Youth Psychopathology. New York: Guilford Publications.

7.    Spence, S.H. (2009). Challenges in school-based, universal approaches to the prevention of depression in adolescents. In C. A. Essau (ed). Treatments for Adolescent Depression: Theory and Practice. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, (pp 83-96).

8.    Spence, S.H. (2008). Integrating Individual and Whole-School Change Approaches in the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents. In J. R. Z. Abela, & B. L. Hankin (eds). Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents. New York: Guilford Press

9.    Spence, S. H., & Reinecke, M. A. (2003). Cognitive approaches to understanding, preventing and treating child and adolescent depression. In M. A. Reinecke & D. A. Clark (Eds.), Cognitive Therapy over the Lifespan: Theory Research and Practice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

10.  Spence, S. H., & Donovan, C. (2002). Short-term effectiveness of a program to prevent depression in adolescents. In T. O. N.N. Singh, & A.N. Singh (Ed.), International Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Vol. 2). Oxford: Elsevier.

11.  Spence, S. H. (2001). Prevention of depression among adolescents. In P. R. Martin, M. Prior & J. Milgrom (Eds.), Health and medical research: Contribution of the social and behavioural sciences. Canberra: Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Psychological Society.

12.  Spence, S. H. (2001). Prevention strategies. In M. W. Vasey & M. R. Dadds (Eds.), The developmental Psychopathology of Anxiety (pp. 325-351). New York: Oxford University Press.

13.  Spence, S. H. (2000). Youth mental health: Overview – Key areas for progress. In M. Sawyer (Ed.), Rotary and science in Australia: Evidence, action and partnership in mental health. Sydney: Australian Rotary Research Fund.

14.  Spence, S. H., & Matos, M. G. (2000). Intervencoes preventivas com criancas e adolescentes. In C. S. M.G. Matos, & S.F. Carvalhosa (Ed.), Desenvolvimento de competencias de vida na prevencao do desajustamento social. Lisbon: Instituto de Reinsercao Social- Minesterio da Justica.

15.  Spence, S. H. (1998). Preventive interventions. In T. Ollendick (Ed.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology (Volume 5). Children and Adolescents: Clinical Formulation and Treatment. New York: Elsevier.

16.  Spence, S. H., & Donovan, C. (1998). Interpersonal problems. In P. Graham (Ed.), Cognitive-behaviour therapy for children and families. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

17.  Spence, S. H. (1997). Sex and relationships. In W. K. Halford & H. J. E. Markman (Eds.), Clinical handbook of marriage and couples interventions. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

18.  Spence, S. H. (1997). Managing common psycho-sexual problems. In M. R. Sanders, C. Mitchell & G. Byrne (Eds.), Medical consultation skills: Behavioural and interpersonal dimensions of health care. Sydney: Addison-Wesley.

19.  Spence, S. H. (1997). Repetition strain injury. In A. Baum, S. Newman, J. Weinman, R. West & C. McManus (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of psychology, health and medicine. London: Cambridge University Press.

20.  Spence, S. H. (1996). A case for prevention. In P. Cotton & H. Jackson (Eds.), Early intervention and prevention in mental health (pp. 1-19). Melbourne: The Australian Psychological Society.

21.  Spence, S. H. (1996). The prevention of anxiety disorders in childhood. In P. Cotton & H. Jackson (Eds.), Early intervention and prevention in mental health (pp. 87-107). Melbourne: The Australian Psychological Society.

22.  Spence, S. H. (1994). Social functioning in adults: Investigation. In S. Lindsay & G. Powell (Eds.), A handbook of clinical adult psychology. (2 ed.). London: Routledge.

23.  Spence, S. H. (1994). Social functioning in adults: Treatment. In S. Lindsay & G. Powell (Eds.), A handbook of clinical adult psychology. (2 ed.). London: Routledge.

24.  Johnson, R., Spence, S. H., Champion, G. D., & Zigler, J. B. (1994). Pain, affect, and cognition in children: 1. The influence of affective state on pain in children. In G. F. Gebhart, D. L. Hammond & T. S. Jensen (Eds.), Progress in pain research and management (Vol. 2). Seattle: IASP Press.

25.  Johnson, R., Spence, S. H., Champion, G. D., & Zigler, J. B. (1994). Pain, affect, and cognition in children: 2. Recall bias associated with pain. In G. F. Gebhart, D. L. Hammond & T. S. Jensen (Eds.), Progress in pain research and management (Vol. 2). Seattle: IASP Press.

26.  Spence, S. H. (1994). Preventative strategies. In T. H. Ollendick & N. J. King (Eds.), International handbook of phobic and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Issues in clinical child psychology (pp. 453-474). New York: Plenum Press.

27.  Spence, S. H. (1992). Sexual dysfunction. In S. Schwartz (Ed.), Case studies in abnormal psychology. Brisbane: Wiley.

28.  Spence, S. H. (1991). Social adjustment of children. In J. R. Beech & L. M. Harding (Eds.), Educational assessment of the primary school child. Windsor: N.F.E.R. Nelson.

29.  Spence, S. H. (1989). Assessment of social competence: Children. In S. Lindsay & G. Powell (Eds.), An Introduction to clinical child psychology. London: Raven Press.

30.  Spence, S. H. (1989). Enhancing social competence: Children. In S. Lindsay & G. Powell (Eds.), An Introduction to clinical child psychology. London: Raven Press.

31.  Spence, S. H. (1989). Cognitive-behaviour therapy in the management of work-related chronic pain of the upper limbs. In P. Lovibond & P. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXIV International Congress of Psychology. Sydney: Elsevier Science Publishers.

32.  Spence, S. H. (1988). Direct behavioural observation. In M. Hersen & A. S. Bellack (Eds.), Dictionary of behavioural assessment techniques. New York: Pergamon.

33.  Spence, S. H. (1987). Social behaviour in adults: Treatment. In S. Lindsay & G. Powell (Eds.), A handbook of clinical adult psychology. London: Raven Press.

34.  Spence, S. H. (1987). Social behaviour in adults: Investigation. In S. Lindsay & G. Powell (Eds.), A handbook of clinical adult psychology. London: Raven Press.

35.  Spence, S. H. (1983). Adolescent offenders in an institutional setting. In S. H. Spence & G. Shepherd (Eds.), Developments in social skills training. London: Academic Press.

36.  Spence, S. H. (1983). The training of heterosexual social skills. In S. H. Spence & G. Shepherd (Eds.), Developments in social skills training. London: Academic Press.

37.  Morley, S., Shepherd, G., & Spence, S. H. (1983). Cognitive approaches to social skills training. In S. H. Spence & G. Shepard (Eds.), Developments in social skills training. London: Academic Press.

38.  Spence, S. H. (1982). Social skills training with young offenders. In M. P. Feldman (Ed.), The prevention and control of offending (Vol. 1). London: Wiley.

 

Published Articles in Refereed Journals

1.         Hawgood, J., Ownsworth, T., Mason, H., Spence, S. H., Arensman, E., & De Leo, D. (2021). A pilot study of clinicians' perceptions of feasibility, client-centeredness, and usability of the systematic tailored assessment for responding to suicidality protocol. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, No Pagination Specified

2.         Radez, J., Waite, P., Chorpita, B., Creswell, C., Orchard, F., Percy, R., . . . Reardon, T. (2021). Using the 11-item version of the RCADS to identify anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, No Pagination Specified.

3.         Waters, A. M., Sluis, R. A., Farrell, L. J., Donovan, C. L., Elvin, O. M., Rossow, N., . . . Spence, S. H. (2021). Examining the process of implementing a three-step mental health and wellbeing system of care for children and adolescents across multiple community settings. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, No Pagination

4.         Mathieu, S. L., Uddin, R., Brady, M., Batchelor, S., Ross, V., Spence, S. H., . . . Kolves, K. (2020). Systematic review: The state of research into youth helplines. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, No Pagination Specified.

5.         Creswell, C., Nauta, M. H., Hudson, J. L., March, S., Reardon, T., Arendt, K., . . . Kendall, P. C. (2020). Research review: Recommendations for reporting on treatment trials for child and adolescent anxiety disorders - an international consensus statement. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, No-Specified. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13283

6.         Kolves, K., Zhao, Q., Ross, V., Hawgood, J., Spence, S. H., & de Leo, D. (2020). Suicide and sudden death bereavement in Australia: A longitudinal study of family members over 2 years after death. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54(1), 89-98. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867419882490

7.         Spence, S. H., Prosser, S. J., March, S., & Donovan, C. L. (2020). Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy with minimal therapist support for anxious children and adolescents: Predictors of response. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, No-Specified. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13257

8.         Spence, S. H., Prosser, S. J., March, S., & Donovan, C. L. (2020). Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy with minimal therapist support for anxious children and adolescents: Predictors of response. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, No-Specified. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13257

9.         Spence, S. H., March, S., & Donovan, C. L. (2019). Social support as a predictor of treatment adherence and response in an open-access, self-help, internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy program for child and adolescent anxiety. Internet Interventions, 18, 100268.

10.       March, S., Donovan, C. L., Baldwin, S., Ford, M., & Spence, S. H. (2019). Using stepped-care approaches within internet-based interventions for youth anxiety: Three case studies. Internet Interventions, 18, 100281.

11.       Kolves, K., Zhao, Q., Ross, V., Hawgood, J., Spence, S. H., & De Leo, D. (2019). Suicide and other sudden death bereavement of immediate family members: An analysis of grief reactions six-months after death. Journal of Affective Disorders, 243, 96-102.

12.       Ishikawa, S.-i., Takeno, Y., Sato, Y., Kishida, K., Yatagai, Y., & Spence, S. H. (2018). Psychometric Properties of the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale with Adolescents in Japanese High Schools. School Mental Health, 1-12

13.       March, S., Spence, S. H., Donovan, C. L., & Kenardy, J. A. (2018). Large-Scale Dissemination of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth Anxiety: Feasibility and Acceptability Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(7), e234.

14.       Pössel, P., Burton, S. M., Cauley, B., Sawyer, M. G., Spence, S. H., & Sheffield, J. (2018). Associations between social support from family, friends, and teachers and depressive symptoms in adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(2), 398-412.

15.       Reardon, T., Spence, S. H., Hesse, J., Shakir, A., & Creswell, C. (2018). Identifying children with anxiety disorders using brief versions of the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale for children, parents, and teachers. Psychological Assessment, 30(10), 1342.

16.       Hearn, C. S., Donovan, C. L., Spence, S. H., & March, S. (2018). Do worry and its associated cognitive variables alter following CBT treatment in a youth population with Social Anxiety Disorder? Results from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 53, 46-57.

17.       Spence, S. H. (2018). Assessing anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 23 (3) 266-282.

18.       Spence, S. H., Donovan, C. L., March, S., Kenardy, J. A., & Hearn, C. S. (2017). Generic versus disorder specific cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder in youth: A randomized controlled trial using internet delivery. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 90, 41-57.

19.       Spence, S. H., Zubrick, S. R., & Lawrence, D. (2018). A profile of social, separation and generalized anxiety disorders in an Australian nationally representative sample of children and adolescents: Prevalence, comorbidity and correlates. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(5), 446-460.

20.       Donovan, C. L., Spence, S. H., & March, S. (2017). Does an online CBT program for anxiety impact upon sleep problems in anxious youth? Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 46(2), 211-221.

21.       Hearn, C. S., Donovan, C. L., Spence, S. H., & March, S. (2017). A worrying trend in social anxiety: To what degree are worry and its cognitive factors associated with youth social anxiety disorder? Journal of Affective Disorders, 208, 33-40.

22.       Hearn, C. S., Donovan, C. L., Spence, S. H., March, S., & Holmes, M. C. (2017). What’s the worry with social anxiety? Comparing cognitive processes in children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 48(5), 786-795.

23.       Kõlves, K., Ross, V., Hawgood, J., Spence, S. H., & De Leo, D. (2017). The impact of a student's suicide: Teachers’ perspectives. Journal of Affective Disorders, 207, 276-281.

24.       Pössel, P., Burton, S. M., Cauley, B., Sawyer, M. G., Spence, S. H., & Sheffield, J. (2017). Associations between Social Support from Family, Friends, and Teachers and depressive Symptoms in Adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(2), 398-412.

25.       Pössel, P., Rakes, C., Rudasill, K. M., Sawyer, M. G., Spence, S. H., & Sheffield, J. (2016). Associations Between Teacher-Reported School Climate and Depressive Symptoms in Australian Adolescents: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study. School Mental Health, 1-16.

26.       Spence, S. H., O'Shea, G., & Donovan, C. L. (2016). Improvements in interpersonal functioning following interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) with adolescents and their association with change in depression. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44(3), 257-272.

27.       Spence, S. H., & Rapee, R. M. (2016). The etiology of social anxiety disorder: An evidence-based model. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 86, 50-67.

28.       O’Shea, G., Spence, S. H., & Donovan, C. L. (2015). Group versus Individual Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43(1), 1-19.

29.   Ishikawa, S.I., Shimotsu, S., Ono, T., Sasagawa, S., Kondo-Ikemura, K., Sakano, Y., & Spence, S. H. (2014). A parental report of children's anxiety symptoms in Japan. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 45(3), 306-317.

30.   Manassis, K., Lee, T. C., Bennett, K., Zhao, X. Y., Mendlowitz, S., Duda, S., . . . Wood, J. J. (2014). Types of Parental Involvement in CBT With Anxious Youth: A Preliminary Meta-Analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(6):1163-72

31.   O'Shea, G., Spence, S. H., & Donovan, C. L. (2014). Interpersonal Factors Associated with Depression in Adolescents: Are These Consistent with Theories Underpinning Interpersonal Psychotherapy? Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 21, 548-558.

32.       Orgiles, M., Spence, S. H., Marzo, J. C., Mendez, X., & Espada, J. P. (2014). Psychometric properties and factorial structure of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS) in Spanish adolescents. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(1), 95-102.

33.       Spence, S. H., Sawyer, M. G., Sheffield, J., Patton, G., Bond, L., Graetz, B., & Kay, D. (2014). Does the absence of a supportive family environment influence the outcome of a universal intervention for the prevention of depression? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(5), 5113-5132.

34.       Pössel, P., Rudasill, K. M., Sawyer, M. G., Spence, S. H., & Bjerg, A. C. (2013). Associations Between Teacher Emotional Support and Depressive Symptoms in Australian Adolescents: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study. Developmental Psychology49(11),2135-2146.

35.       Verhoeven, M., Sawyer, M. G., & Spence, S. H. (2013). The factorial invariance of the CES-D during adolescence: Are symptom profiles for depression stable across gender and time? Journal of Adolescence, 36(1), 181-190.

36.       Bennett, K., Manassis, K., Walter, S. D., Cheung, A., Wilansky-Traynor, P., Diaz-Granados, N., . . . Wood, J. J. (2013). Cognitive behavioral therapy age effects in child and adolescent anxiety: An individual patient data metaanalysis. Depression and Anxiety, 30(9), 829-841.

37.       Anderson, R.A., Spence, S.H., Donovan, C.L., March, S., Prosser, S., & Kenardy, J. (2012). Working Alliance in Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders in Youth: Comparison with Clinic Delivery and its Role in Prediction of Outcome, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 (3): e88.

38.       Orgiles, M., Mendez, X., Spence, S.H., Huedo-Medina, T.B., & Espada, J.P., (2012). Spanish Validation of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43 (2), 271-281.

39.       Sawyer, M.G., Borojevic, N., Ettridge, K., & Spence, S.H. (2012). Do help-seeking intentions during early adolescence vary for adolescents experiencing different levels of depressive symptoms? Journal of Adolescent Health, 50 (3), 236-241.

40.       Spence, S. H,, Donovan, C.L, March, S., Gamble, A., Anderson, R.E., Prosser, S., et al. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of online versus clinic-based CBT for adolescent anxiety. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 629-642. doi:10.1037/a0024512

41.       Patton GC, Tollit MM, Romaniuk H, Spence SH, Sheffield J, Sawyer MG. (2011) A Prospective Study of the Effects of Optimism on Adolescent Health Risks. Pediatrics 127 : 306 – 316.

42.       Hernández-Guzmán, Laura; Bermúdez-Ornelas, G., Spence, S. H., Montesinos, M. J. G., & Martínez-Guerrero, J. I. e. a. (2010). Versión en español de la Escala de Ansiedad para Niños de Spence (SCAS). Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología, 42(1), 13-24.

43.       Cobham, V. E., Dadds, M. R., Spence, S. H., & McDermott, B. (2010). Parental anxiety in the treatment of childhood anxiety: A different story three years later. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(3), 410-420.

44.       Sawyer, M. G., Harchak, T. F., Spence, S. H., Bond, L., Graetz, B., Kay, D., et al. (2010). School-based prevention of depression: A 2-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of the beyondblue schools research initiative. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(3), 297-304.

45.       Sawyer, M. G., Pfeiffer, S., Spence, S. H., Bond, L., Graetz, B., Kay, D., et al. (2010). School-based prevention of depression: A randomised controlled study of the beyondblue schools research initiative. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51(2), 199-209.

46.       Edwards, S. L., Rapee, R. M., Kennedy, S. J., & Spence, S. H. (2010). The assessment of anxiety symptoms in preschool-aged children: The revised Preschool Anxiety Scale. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(3), 400-409.

47.       Sawyer, M. G., Pfeiffer, S., & Spence, S. H. (2009). Life events, coping and depressive symptoms among young adolescents: A one-year prospective study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 117(1-2), 48-54.

48.       March, S., Spence, S. H., & Donovan, C. L. (2009). The efficacy of an Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention for child anxiety disorders. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34(5), 474-487.

49.       Spence, S. H., De Young, A., Toon, C., & Bond, S. (2009). A Longitudinal Examination of the Associations Between Emotional Dysregulation, Coping Responses to Peer Provocation, and Victimization in Children. Australian Journal of Psychology, 61 (3), 145–155.

50.       Spence, S.H., Donovan, C.L., March, S., Gamble, A., Anderson, R., Prosser, S., Kercher, A., & Kenardy, J. (2008). Online CBT in the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders: Issues in the Development of BRAVE-ONLINE and Two Case Illustrations. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, Special Issue 04, 411-430.

51.       Waters, A.M., Lipp,O., & Spence, S.H. (2008) Visual search for animal fear-relevant stimuli in children. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60 (2), 112-125.

52.       Kavanagh, D. J., Spence, S., Sturk, H., Strong, J., Wilson, J., Worrall, L., et al. (2008). Outcomes of training in supervision: Randomised controlled trial. Australian Psychologist, 43(2), 96-104.

53.       Olsson, K. A., Le Brocque, R. M., Kenardy, J. A., Anderson, V., & Spence, S. H. (2008). The influence of pre-injury behaviour on children's type of accident, type of injury and severity of injury. Brain Injury, 22(7-8), 595-602.

54.       Olsson, K. A., Kenardy, J. A., De Young, A. C., & Spence, S. H. (2008). Predicting children's post-traumatic stress symptoms following hospitalization for accidental injury: Combining the Child Trauma Screening Questionnaire and heart rate. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22(8), 1447-1453.

55.       Murray, B. L., Kenardy, J. A., & Spence, S. H. (2008). Brief report: Children's responses to trauma- and nontrauma-related hospital admission: A comparison study: Journal of Pediatric Psychology Vol 33(4) May 2008, 435-440.

56.       De Young, A. C., Kenardy, J. A., & Spence, S. H. (2007). Elevated heart rate as a predictor of PTSD six months following accidental pediatric injury. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20(5), 751-756.

57.       Merry, S.H. & Spence, S.H. (2007). Attempting to prevent depression in youth: a systematic review of the evidence. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1, (1), 128–137.

58.       Masih, S., Spence, S. H., & Oei, T. P. S. (2007). Sociotropic and Autonomous Personality and Stressful Life Events as Predictors of Depressive Symptoms in the Postpartum Period. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31(4), 483-502

59.       Spence, S.H., & Shortt, A.L. (2007). Can we justify the widespread dissemination of universal, school-based interventions for the prevention of depression among children and adolescents? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48 (6), 526-542.

60.       Kenardy, J., Smith, A., Spence, S. H., Lilley, P.R., Newcombe, P., Dob, R., et al. (2007). Dissociation in children's trauma narratives: An exploratory investigation. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21(3), 456-466.

61.       Spence, S. H., Holmes, J. M., March, S., & Lipp, O. V. (2006). The Feasibility and Outcome of Clinic Plus Internet Delivery of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Childhood Anxiety. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(3), 614-621.

62.       Spence, S. H., Lipp, O. V., Liberman, L., & March, S. (2006). Examination of emotional priming among children and young adolescents: Developmental issues and its association with anxiety. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(2), 101-110.

63.       Donovan, C. L., Spence, S. H., & Sheffield, J. K. (2006). Investigation of a Model of Weight Restricting Behaviour Amongst Adolescent Girls. European Eating Disorders Review, 14(6), 468-484.

64.       Kenardy, J. A., Spence, S. H., & Macleod, A. C. (2006). Screening for posttraumatic stress disorder in children after accidental injury. Pediatrics, 118(3), 1002-1009.

65.       Rapee, R. M., & Spence, S. H. (2004). The etiology of social phobia: empirical evidence and an initial model. Clinical Psychology Review, 24(7), 737-767.

66.       Waters, A. M., Lipp, O. V., & Spence, S. H. (2004). Attentional bias toward fear-related stimuli: an investigation with nonselected children and adults and children with anxiety disorders. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 89(4), 320-337.

67.       Nauta, M. H., Scholing, A., Rapee, R. M., Abbott, M., Spence, S. H., & Waters, A. (2004). A parent-report measure of children's anxiety: psychometric properties and comparison with child-report in a clinic and normal sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42(7), 813-839.

68.       Strong, J., Kavanagh, D., Wilson, J., Spence, S. H., Worrall, L., & Crow, N. (2003). Supervision practice for allied health professionals within a large mental health service: Exploring the phenomenon. The Clinical Supervisor, 22(1), 191-210.

69.       Kavanagh, D. J., Spence, S. H., Strong, J., Wilson, J., Sturk, H., & Crow, N. (2003). Supervision practices in allied mental health: relationships of supervision characteristics to perceived impact and job satisfaction. Mental Health Services Research, 5(4), 187-195.

70.       Bishop, G., Spence, S. H., & McDonald, C. (2003). Can parents and teachers provide a reliable and valid report of behavioral inhibition? Child Development, 74(6), 1899-1917.

71.       Spence, S. H., Barrett, P. M., & Turner, C. M. (2003). Psychometric properties of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale with young adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 17(6), 605-625.

72.       Spence, S. H., Sheffield, J., & Donovan, C. L. (2003). Preventing adolescent depression: An evaluation of the Problem Solving for Life program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71(1), 3-13.

73.       Spence, S. H. (2003). Social skills training with children and young people: Theory, evidence and practice. Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 8(2), 84-96.

74.       Ingles, C. J., Mendez, F. X., Hidalgo, M. D., & Spence, S. H. (2003). The List of Social Situation Problems: Reliability and validity in an adolescent Spanish-speaking sample. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 25(1), 65-74.

75.       Kavanagh, D. J., Spence, S. H., Wilson, J., & Crow, N. (2002). Achieving effective supervision. Drug Alcohol Rev, 21(3), 247-252.

76.       Spence, S. H., Sheffield, J., & Donovan, C. (2002). Problem-solving orientation and attributional style: Moderators of the impact of negative life events on the development of depressive symptoms in adolescence? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 31(2), 219-229.

77.       Spence, S. H., Najman, J. M., Bor, W., O'Callaghan, M., & Williams, G. M. (2002). Maternal anxiety and depression, poverty and marital relationship factors during early childhood as predictors of anxiety and depressive symptoms in adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 43(4), 457-470.

78.       Greaves, A. J., King, R., Yellowlees, P., Spence, S., & Lloyd, C. (2002). The competence of mental health occupational therapists. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(8), 381-386.

79.       McCathie, H. C., Spence, S. H., & Tate, R. L. (2002). Adjustment to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the importance of psychological factors. European Respiratory Journal, 19(1), 47-53.

80.       King, R., Yellowlees, P., Nurcombe, B., Spooner, D., Sturk, H., S.H., S., et al. (2002). Psychologists as mental health case managers. Australian Psychologist, 337(2), 118-122.

81.       Price, C. S., Spence, S. H., Sheffield, J., & Donovan, C. (2002). The development and psychometric properties of a measure of social and adaptive functioning for children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 31(1), 111-122.

82.       Spence, S. H., Wilson, J., Kavanagh, D., Strong, J., & Worrall, L. (2001). Clinical supervision in four mental health professions: A review of the evidence. Behaviour Change, 18(3), 135-155.

83.       Spence, S. H., Sharpe, L., Newton-John, T., & Champion, D. (2001). An investigation of symptom-specific muscle hyperreactivity in upper extremity cumulative trauma disorder. Clinical Journal of Pain, 17(2), 119-128.

84.       Spence, S. H., Rapee, R., McDonald, C., & Ingram, M. (2001). The structure of anxiety symptoms among preschoolers. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 39(11), 1293-1316.

85.       Campbell, M. A., Rapee, R. M., & Spence, S. H. (2001). The nature of feared outcome representations in anxious and non-anxious children. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 11(1), 85-89.

86.       Najman, J. M., Williams, G. M., Nikles, J., Spence, S., Bor, W., O'Callaghan, M., et al. (2001). Bias influencing maternal reports of child behaviour and emotional state. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatic Epidemioogyl, 36(4), 186-194.

87.       Donovan, C. L., & Spence, S. H. (2000). Prevention of childhood anxiety disorders. Clinical Psychology Review, 20(4), 509-531.

88.       Spence, S. H., Donovan, C., & Brechman Toussaint, M. (2000). The treatment of childhood social phobia: The effectiveness of a social skills training-based, cognitive-behavioural intervention, with and without parental involvement. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 41(6), 713-726.

89.       Najman, J. M., Williams, G. M., Nikles, J., Spence, S., Bor, W., O'Callaghan, M., et al. (2000). Mothers' mental illness and child behavior problems: cause-effect association or observation bias? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(5), 592-602.

90.       Devilly, G. J., & Spence, S. H. (1999). The relative efficacy and treatment distress of EMDR and a    cognitive-behavior trauma treatment protocol in the amelioration of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 13(1-2), 131-157.

91.       Spence, S. H., Donovan, C., & Brechman Toussaint, M. (1999). Social skills, social outcomes, and    cognitive features of childhood social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 108(2), 211-221.

92.       Wyver, S. R., & Spence, S. H. (1999). Play and divergent problem solving: Evidence supporting a reciprocal relationship. Early Education & Development, 10(4), 419-444.

93.       Cobham, V. E., Dadds, M. R., & Spence, S. H. (1999). Anxious children and their parents: What do they expect? Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 28(2), 220-231.

94.       Dadds, M. R., Holland, D. E., Laurens, K. R., Mullins, M., Barrett, P. M., & Spence, S. H. (1999). Early intervention and prevention of anxiety disorders in children: Results at 2-year follow-up. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 67(1), 145-150.

95.       Spence, S. H. (1998). A measure of anxiety symptoms among children. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 36, 545-566.

96.       Devilly, G. J., Spence, S. H., & Rapee, R. M. (1998). Statistical and reliable change with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Treating trauma within a veteran population. Behavior Therapy, 29(3), 435-455.

97.       Spence, S. H. (1998). Cognitive-behavior therapy in the management of upper extremity cumulative trauma disorder. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 8(1), 27-45.

98.       Cobham, V. E., Dadds, M. R., & Spence, S. H. (1998). The role of parental anxiety in the treatment of childhood anxiety. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 66(6), 893-905.

99.       Dadds, M. R., Spence, S. H., Holland, D. E., Barrett, P. M., & Laurens, K. R. (1997). Prevention and early intervention for anxiety disorders: A controlled trial. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 65(4), 627-635.

100.    Spence, S. H. (1997). The structure of anxiety symptoms among children: A confirmatory factor-analytic study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 106, 280-297.

101.    Spence, S. H., Duric, V., & Roeder, U. (1996). Performance realism in test-anxious students. Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal, 9(4), 339-335.

102.    Spence, S. H., & Dadds, M. R. (1996). Preventing childhood anxiety disorders. Behaviour Change, 13(4), 241-249.

103.    Cornwall, E., Spence, S. H., & Schotte, D. (1996). The effectiveness of emotive imagery in the treatment of darkness phobia in children. Behaviour Change, 13(4), 223-229.

104.    Newton John, T. O., Spence, S. H., & Schotte, D. (1995). Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus EMG biofeedback in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 33(6), 691-697.

105.    Wyver, S. R., & Spence, S. H. (1995). Cognitive and social play of Australian preschoolers. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 20, 42-46.

106.    Sharpe, L., Tarrier, N., Schotte, D., & Spence, S. H. (1995). The role of autonomic gambling arousal in problem gambling. Addiction, 90(11), 1529-1540.

107.    Spence, S. H., Sharpe, L., Newton John, T., & Champion, D. (1995). Effect of EMG biofeedback compared to applied relaxation training with chronic, upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders. Pain, 63(2), 199-206.

108.    Price, L., & Spence, S. H. (1994). Burnout symptoms amongst drug and alcohol service employees: Gender differences in the interaction between work and home stressors. Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, 7(1), 67-84.

109.    Spence, S. H. (1994). Practitioner review: Cognitive therapy with children and adolescents: From theory to practice. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 35(7), 1191-1228.

110.    Spence, S. H., & McCathie, H. (1993). The stability of fears in children: A two-year prospective study: A research note. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 34(4), 579-585.

111.    Spence, S. H., & Sharpe, L. (1993). Problems of drop-out in the self-help treatment of chronic, occupational pain of the upper limbs. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 21(4), 311-328.

112.    Spence, S. H. (1993). Role of cognitive therapy in the management of chronic pain. Behaviour Change, 10(4), 228-236.

113.    Duffy, G., & Spence, S. H. (1993). The effectiveness of cognitive self-management as an adjunct to a behavioural intervention for childhood obesity: A research note. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines, 34(6), 1043-1050.

114.    Spence, S. H. (1992). Psychosexual dysfunction in the elderly. Behaviour Change, 9(2), 55-64.

115.    Moulton, B., & Spence, S. H. (1992). Site-specific muscle hyper-reactivity in musicians with occupational upper limb pain. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 30(4), 375-386.

116.    McCathie, H., & Spence, S. H. (1991). What is the Revised Fear Survey Schedule for Children measuring? Behaviour Research & Therapy, 29(5), 495-502.

117.    Spence, S. H. (1991). Cognitive-behaviour therapy in the treatment of chronic, occupational pain of the upper limbs: A 2 yr follow-up. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 29(5), 503-509.

118.    Spence, S. H. (1991). Developments in the assessment of social skills and social competence in children. Behaviour Change, 8(4), 148-166.

119.    Liddle, B., & Spence, S. H. (1990). Cognitive-behaviour therapy with depressed primary school children: A cautionary note. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 18(2), 85-102.

120.    Spence, S. H., & Liddle, B. (1990). Self-report measures of social competence for children: An evaluation of the Matson Evaluation of Social Skills for Youngsters and the List of Social Situation Problems. Behavioral Assessment, 12(3), 317-336.

121.    Baggs, K., & Spence, S. H. (1990). Effectiveness of booster sessions in the maintenance and enhancement of treatment gains following assertion training. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 58(6), 845-854.

122.    Spence, S. H. (1990). Psychopathology amongst acute and chronic patients with occupationally related upper limb pain versus accident injuries of the upper limbs. Australian Psychologist, 25(3), 293-305.

123.    Spence, S. H. (1989). Cognitive-behavior therapy in the management of chronic, occupational pain of the upper limbs. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 27(4), 435-446.

124.    Spence, S. H., & Kennedy, E. (1989). The effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioural treatment approach to work-related upper limb pain. Behaviour Change, 6(1), 12-23.

125.    Kennedy, E., Spence, S. H., & Hensley, R. (1989). An examination of the relationship between childhood depression and social competence amongst primary school children. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines, 30(4), 561-573.

126.    Spence, S. H., & Kennedy, E. (1989). Australian data for the Children's Action Tendency Scale, the Children's Depression Inventory and Fear Survey Schedule for Children-Revised. Australian Educational And Developmental Psychologist, 6, 16-21.

127.    Spence, S. H. (1988). The role of social-cognitive skills in the determination of children's social competence. Behaviour Change, 5(1), 9-18.

128.    Spence, S. H., & Milne, J. (1987). The Children's Depression Inventory: Norms and factor analysis from an Australian school population. Australian Psychologist, 22(3), 345-351.

129.    Milne, J., & Spence, S. H. (1987). Training social perception skills with primary school children: A cautionary note. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 15(2), 144-157.

130.    Spence, S. H. (1987). The relationship between social-cognitive skills and peer sociometric status. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 5(4), 347-356.

131.    Tiffen, K., & Spence, S. H. (1986). Responsiveness of isolated versus rejected children to social skills training. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines, 27(3), 343-355.

132.    Spence, S. H. (1986). Behavioural treatments of childhood obesity. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 27(4), 447-453.

133.    Spence, S. H., & Lee, P. (1985). Observation and social validation of staff behaviours in a residential care setting. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 13(1), 43-58.

134.    Bramston, P., & Spence, S. H. (1985). Behavioural versus cognitive social-skills training with intellectually-handicapped adults. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 23(3), 239-246.

135.    Raue, J., & Spence, S. H. (1985). Group versus individual applications of reciprocity training for parent-youth conflict. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 23(2), 177-186.

136.    Senediak, C., & Spence, S. H. (1985). Rapid versus gradual scheduling of therapeutic contact in a family based behavioural weight control programme for children. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 13(4), 265-287.

137.    Spence, S. H. (1985). Group versus individual treatment of primary and secondary female orgasmic dysfunction. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 23(5), 539-548.

138.    Spence, S. H. (1983). Teaching social skills to children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 24, 621-627.

139.    Spence, S. H. (1981). Differences in social skills performance between institutionalized juvenile male offenders and a comparable group of boys without offence records. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 20(3), 163-171.

140.    Spence, S. H. (1981). Validation of social skills of adolescent males in an interview conversation with a previously unknown adult. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14(2), 159-168.

141.    Spence, S. H., & Marzillier, J. S. (1981). Social skills training with adolescent male offenders: II. Short-term, long-term and generalized effects. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 19(4), 349-368.

142.    Spence, S. H. (1980). Cognitive changes associated with social skills training. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 18(4), 265-272.

143.    Spence, S. H., & Marzillier, J. S. (1979). Social skills training with adolescent male offenders: I. Short-term effects. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 17(1), 7-16.

144.    Spence, S. H. (1979). Social skills training with adolescent offenders: A review. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 7, 47-49.