Louise Porter

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

PhD.
Masters of Gifted Education
Masters of Arts (Psychology)
Dip Ed (Teaching)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Education)
Bachelor of International Relations

Overview

I am a child psychologist with over 40 years’ experience in private practice consulting with parents and practitioners about children’s developmental and social or emotional challenges. Alongside this private work, I was also employed for 10 years in disability and mainstream education settings and then lectured at Flinders University for 13 years in topics relating to early childhood, special and gifted education, and behaviour management. I have also lectured in counselling in a private college. I have a particular interest in how adults can guide children’s behaviour, which was the subject of my doctorate. I have published widely, and consulted to schools, early childhood services and parents across Australasia and Asia. (See www.louiseporter.com.au)

Research

Books
Porter, L. (in preparation). Counselling young people: A handbook for trainees and practitioners. Routledge.
Porter, L. (2016). Emotional intelligence: How emotional literacy can enrich your life. Small Poppies International.
Porter, L. (2016). Aggression and bullying in childhood and adolescence: Causes and solutions. Small Poppies International.
Porter, L. (2016, 2008, 2003, 1999). Young children’s behaviour: Guidance approaches for early childhood educators (4th ed.) Routledge. This book has been translated into Romanian.
Porter, L. (2015). Parental guidance recommended: How to raise emotionally healthy children. Small Poppies International.
Porter, L., Winter-Sellery, K. & Jamieson, C. N. (2015, 2008). The guidance approach to parenting: Workbook (2nd ed.). Small Poppies International.
Porter, L. (2015, 2008). The guidance approach for practitioners: Workbook (2nd ed.). Small Poppies International.
Porter, L. (2014). A comprehensive guide to classroom management: Facilitating engagement and learning in schools. Routledge. This book is also published as Student behaviour by Open University Press.
Porter, L. (2010). A guidance approach to discipline: Theoretical foundations. Small Poppies International.
Porter, L., Winter-Sellery, K. & Jamieson, C. N. (2008). Teaching parents a guidance approach: A manual for group leaders. Small Poppies International.
Porter, L. (2008). Teacher-parent collaboration: Early childhood to adolescence. ACER.
Porter, L. (2007, 2000, 1996). Student behaviour: Theory and practice for teachers (3rd ed.). Allen and Unwin. This text was also published under the title Behaviour in schools. Open University Press.
Porter, L. (2006, 2001, 1997, 1994). Children are people too: A parent’s guide to young children’s behaviour (4th ed.).East Street Publications/ Marshall Cavendish.
Porter, L. (2005, 1999). Gifted young children: A guide for teachers and parents (2nd ed.). Allen and Unwin / Open University Press. This book was translated into Korean.
(Ed.) (2002). Educating young children with additional needs. Allen and Unwin. This text is also published under the title Educating young children with special needs. Paul Chapman.
Porter, L., & McKenzie, S. (2000). Professional collaboration with parents of children with disabilities. Whurr / Wiley.

 

Chapters in books
Porter, L. (2016). Guiding children’s behaviour. In M Ebbeck & M. Waniganayake (Eds.), Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts (2nd ed., pp. 161-182). Oxford University Press.
Porter, L. (2012). Applied behaviour analysis: Its applications and limitations. In T. Cole, H. Daniels & J. Visser (Eds.), The Routledge international companion to emotional and behavioural difficulties (pp. 112-121). Routledge.
Porter, L. (2010, 2004). Giftedness in the early years. In R. Moltzen (Ed.), Gifted and talented: New Zealand perspectives (3rd ed., pp. 111-156). Pearson Education.
Porter, L. (2003). A proposed model describing the realisation of gifted potential. In W. Vialle & J. Geake (Eds.) The gifted enigma: A collection of articles (pp. 326-345). Hawker Brownlow.
Porter, L. (2003). Teaching considerate behaviour. In E. Dau (Ed.), Enhancing children’s development (pp. 184-208). Tertiary Press.
Porter, L. (2002). Fundamentals of early education; Collaborating with parents; Identification and assessment; Principles of program individualisation; Cognitive skills; Emotional and social needs; Guiding children’s behaviour. In L. Porter (Ed.) Educating young children with additional needs. Sydney: Allen and Unwin. This title was also published under the title Educating young children with special needs. Paul Chapman.
Porter, L. (1999). Discipline in early childhood. In L. Berk (Ed.) Landscapes of development: An anthology of reading (pp. 295-307; 522-524). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

 

Booklets
Porter, L. (2016). Children’s behaviour: A guiding approach. Early Childhood Australia.
Porter, L. (2005, 1997). Young gifted children: Meeting their needs. Early Childhood Australia.

Teaching and Coordination Responsibilities

COUN2241 Grief and loss counselling
COUN5161 Counselling across the lifespan
COUN5171 Ethics of counselling
COUN6014 Philosophies and theories of counselling
COUN6091 Trauma-informed counselling practice
COUN6341 Counselling children and young people
COUN6051 Ethical decision making in counselling and psychotherapy

Expert Comment Topics
Children's behaviour
Young' people's social and emotional needs
Typical and atypical development
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