Dr Dominiek Coates

Dr Dominiek Coates

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Dr Dominiek Coates is a health researcher with a particular interest in patient-centred care, translational research and implementation science. She has worked as a researcher across a range of settings, including a number of Universities, NGOs, and public health services. Her research has involved developing, implementing and evaluating health services to support the translation of evidence into high quality, patient-centred care.


Over the last ten years she has published over forty peer reviewed publications, and won the Australian Council on Health Care Standards Quality Improvement Baxter Award in 2014 for a project titled “The Keep Them Safe Whole Family Team Gosford Pilot Project”, which she led in terms of implementation and evaluation. This work demonstrates her capacity to lead complex projects, inform policy, and implement findings into practice in a sustainable way.


She is currently a Research Fellow with SPHERE – Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise, University of Technology, Faculty of Health. SPHERE is an Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP) across Sydney and NSW that seeks to improve health outcomes, and deliver better healthcare. Previously, she was a researcher at the Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), where she played a leadership role in the development of the District’s research capacity and capability.


In 2012, she completed a PhD thesis into the experiences of former members of new religious movements. This thesis is an investigation of the life history narratives of 23 former members of 11 different World-Rejecting New Religious Movements (NRMs) in Australia. The study is a qualitative enquiry consisting of in-depth biographical interviews informed by constructionist grounded theory and the theoretical framework of symbolic interactionism (SI). Questions were aimed at elucidating insights into the way in which participants experienced and negotiated issues of identity and self before, during and since membership. In relation to this work, she received the School of Humanities and Social Science publication prize for 2009 for an article published in the Journal of Religion and Health and the 2012 Humanities and Social Science RHD Publication Award for an article published in Deviant Behavior.


Between 2008 and 2012 she was the Research and Program Manager for Blue Knot Foundation. In this capacity, she developed a number of psycho-educational workshops for adult survivors of childhood abuse pertaining to the impacts of stress and trauma on child developing and related mental health impacts. These workshops provide survivors and those supporting them with a safe space in which to learn about the impacts of childhood trauma, and possibilities for the process of recovery. These workshops are now delivered to survivors throughout Australia, and have been a great success.


Between 2006 and 2008 she worked as a Research Associate on large ARC funded research project into retirement village living at The University of New South Wales, School of Organisation and Management. This project investigated the relationships between key economic, built environment, social, psychological and health factors that impact on the provision of retirement accommodation.


Teaching Expertise

Dr Dominiek Coates is a conjoint senior lecturer with the University of Newcastle, where she has taught a range of methods, policy and public health related courses, including Primary Health Care; Culture and Health; Health, Social Disadvantage and Substance Abuse; Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals; and Applied Social Research.


As a Lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology between 2009 and 2013, she taught a number of counselling and applied research courses; including Contextualised Self; Research Practices and Methodologies; Applied Social Research; Introduction to Contemporary Society; Counselling Skills and Interpersonal Skills.

 

She takes a student-centred approach to learning and encourages students to regard her as a facilitator of their learning rather than a repository of knowledge. As a qualified and experienced counsellor she has a keen eye for identifying, and breaking down, possible barriers that prevent learning.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • identity
  • mental health
  • service evaluation
  • service development
  • youth mental health
  • new religious movements

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50
160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods 25
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified 25

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2014 Quality & Innovation Awards 2014
Central Coast Local Health District. Caring for the Coast
2014 ACHS Quality Improvement Awards 2014
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Balancing personal autonomy and social connectedness: the role of New Religious Movements or 'Cult' membership from the perspectives of former members
Organisation: PACFA, CAPA and AARC Conference - Complexity and Connectedness in Life and Love: Working with Trauma, Mental Health and Identity Description: Invited Speaker
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Coates DD, 'New religious movements as avenues for self-change and the development of increased emotional connectedness', 40th Anniversary of Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Emerald, Bingley 271-305 (2013) [B1]
DOI 10.1108/S0163-2396(2013)0000040015
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2013 Coates D, 'Tensions Between Self and "Others" in the Making of the Self: The Role of Childhood Experiences in the Development of Reflexivity', Social Theories of History and Histories of Social Theory, Emerald, London 277-295 (2013) [B1]
DOI 10.1108/S0278-1204(2013)0000031008

Journal article (38 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Coates D, Woodford P, Higgins O, Grover D, 'Evaluation of a general practitioner-led cardiometabolic clinic: Physical health profile andtreatment outcomes for clients on clozapine', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 27 303-310 (2018)
DOI 10.1111/inm.12321
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2018 Coates D, Saleeba C, Howe D, 'Profile of consumers and their partners of a perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH) service in Australia', Health and Social Care in the Community, 26 e154-e163 (2018) [C1]

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd The perinatal period is a time of great vulnerability for many women, in particular those with a range of psychosocial vulnerabilities and menta... [more]

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd The perinatal period is a time of great vulnerability for many women, in particular those with a range of psychosocial vulnerabilities and mental health risk factors. This paper outlines the psychosocial and mental health profile of consumers and their partners of a perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH) service in Australia. To establish the consumer profile, we analysed client vulnerabilities and demographical information maintained over a 6-year period for 406 consumers. Consumer information, including mental health problems, psychosocial vulnerabilities and demographical information, was entered into a standalone database by the allocated clinicians upon service allocation and throughout treatment. The women accepted by PIMH presented with an average of nine different vulnerabilities. Frequently endorsed risk factors included depression (72.66%), anxiety (71.43%), comorbid depression and anxiety (58.13%), self-harm (past, 7.88%, present, 16.26%), a history of family mental health issues (39.66%), childhood trauma (57.88%), limited support (68.84%), relationship conflict with partners (38.92%) and financial stress (47.29%). The women's partners also presented with a range of vulnerabilities, in particular childhood trauma (34.11%) and mental health issues (30.81%). This study contributes to our understanding of the profile of vulnerable women in the perinatal period, and in particular contributes to the literature by highlighting that in addition to depression, anxiety, self-harm and trauma are also significant in PIMH service delivery.

DOI 10.1111/hsc.12489
2018 Coates D, David M, Roberts B, Duerden D, 'An examination of the profile and journey of patients with mental illness in the emergency department.', Int Emerg Nurs, (2018)
DOI 10.1016/j.ienj.2018.06.003
2018 Dharni A, Coates D, 'Psychotropic medication profile in a community youth mental health service in Australia', Children and Youth Services Review, 90 8-14 (2018)

© 2018 Aim: There has been a rise in the use of psychotropic medication in young people, despite limited risk-benefit profile of psychotropic medication for this population. Given... [more]

© 2018 Aim: There has been a rise in the use of psychotropic medication in young people, despite limited risk-benefit profile of psychotropic medication for this population. Given their side effect profile, the use of psychotropic medications should occur with caution. This study investigated psychotropic prescribing pattern in a public youth community mental health service and gives an estimate of general level of psychotropic medication use in this setting. Methods: A retrospective file review was undertaken of all young people aged 12¿17 who received care from the service in 2016 (N = 189) for a range of mental health problems, excluding psychosis. Files were reviewed for demographical information (age, gender), diagnosis/presenting issues, prescribed medications, indications of medications, and prescriber type (e.g. psychiatrist, general practitioners (GPs), paediatrician). The data was analysed descriptively. Results: Over 60% (60.8%, n = 115) of young people were prescribed psychotropic medications. Over half of the entire sample were on antidepressants (51.32%, n = 97), nearly a quarter (n = 46, 24%) on antipsychotics, 6% on ADHD medications (6.35%, n = 12), and a fifth (19.58%, n = 37) on polypharmacy. Antidepressants and antipsychotics were mostly used off-label, prescribed by public psychiatric staff. Quetiapine was the most prescribed antipsychotic predominantly for insomnia. Fluoxetine and fluvoxamine were the most prescribed antidepressants predominantly for anxiety disorders. Girls are more likely to be prescribed psychotropic medications than boys, specifically antipsychotic medication. Conclusions: A high proportion of young people were prescribed psychotropic medication, including antipsychotic medication, mostly for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. There is little evidence around how psychotropic medication is used in youth mental health settings, and this study contributes to this gap.

DOI 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.05.007
2018 Coates D, Livermore P, Green R, 'The development and implementation of a peer support model for a specialist mental health service for older people: lessons learned', Mental Health Review Journal, 23 73-85 (2018)

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: There has been a significant growth in the employment of peer workers over the past decade in youth and adult mental health settings. ... [more]

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: There has been a significant growth in the employment of peer workers over the past decade in youth and adult mental health settings. Peer work in mental health services for older people is less developed, and there are no existing peer work models for specialist mental health services for older people in Australia. The authors developed and implemented a peer work model for older consumers and carers of a specialist mental health service. The purpose of this paper is to describe the model, outline the implementation barriers experienced and lesson learned and comment on the acceptability of the model from the perspective of stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach: To ensure the development of the peer work model met the needs of key stakeholders, the authors adopted an evaluation process that occurred alongside the development of the model, informed by action research principles. To identify stakeholder preferences, implementation barriers and potential solutions, and gain insight into the acceptability and perceived effectiveness of the model, a range of methods were used, including focus groups with the peer workers, clinicians and steering committee, consumer and carer surveys, field notes and examination of project documentation. Findings: While the model was overall well received by stakeholders, the authors experienced a range of challenges and implementation barriers, in particular around governance, integrating the model into existing systems, and initial resistance to peer work from clinical staff. Originality/value: Older peer workers provide a valuable contribution to the mental health sector through the unique combination of lived experience and ageing. The authors recommend that models of care are developed prior to implementation so that there is clarity around governance, management, reporting lines and management of confidentiality issues.

DOI 10.1108/MHRJ-09-2017-0043
2018 Coates D, Saleeba C, Howe D, 'Mental Health Attitudes and Beliefs in a Community Sample on the Central Coast in Australia: Barriers to Help Seeking', Community Mental Health Journal, 1-11 (2018)

© 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature There continues to be call for greater community awareness actions and strategies to reduce stigma and enhance... [more]

© 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature There continues to be call for greater community awareness actions and strategies to reduce stigma and enhance mental health literacy nationally and internationally. To identify local barriers to help-seeking and perceptions around stigma, we developed a ¿mental health attitudes and beliefs¿ survey which was administered at a range of community events on the Central Coast in New South Wales, Australia. The aim was for the results of this survey to inform the development of strategies that enhance local help-seeking behaviours that are sensitive to the role of age, gender and Indigenous status. People who approached our Mental Health Information stall were invited to complete the survey and 282 individuals completed the survey. The data was analysed descriptively with a focus on comparing subgroups based on age, gender, Indigenous status, and previous service access or experience of mental illness. Cost, stigma and mental health literacy were found to be prominent barriers to help-seeking for the overall cohort; however, the ways in which or extent to which these barriers impact on help seeking varied between subgroups. A discussion of these differences and their implications for practice is the focus of this paper.

DOI 10.1007/s10597-018-0270-8
2017 Coates D, Howe D, 'Improving throughput in a youth mental health service', International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 30 224-234 (2017)

© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The discrepancy between increasing demand and limited resources in public mental health is putting pressure on services to continuou... [more]

© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The discrepancy between increasing demand and limited resources in public mental health is putting pressure on services to continuously review their practices and develop innovative models of care that redress this discrepancy. To ensure the service models continue to meet the needs of all stakeholders, children and young people¿s mental health (CYPMH) conducts regular reviews of its service models. Accordingly, the youth mental health (YMH) model at CYPMH has evolved significantly over time in response to the needs of young people and service demand. The purpose of this paper is to outline the findings of a recent review of the YMH service, and the subsequent changes to the service model. Design/methodology/approach: Informed by a participatory action philosophy, feedback was sought from staff on the service model through a range of methods including a questionnaire, staff consultations through a working party and interviews. This feedback was used to redesign the model, which was then evaluated again. Findings: Staff identified a number of challenges with the service model and a range of service improvement solutions. The key issues included exceedingly high caseloads, workplace tensions, and fragmentation of the client journey. This paper outlines the primary solution to these key concerns, namely, the introduction of brief intervention (BI) as the entry point to the service. Originality/value: BI approaches provide a solution to overly high caseloads as the direct and focussed approach of BI generally reduces the number of sessions people need. BI is an important addition to other treatment options and should be seen as a valid component of the continuum of mental healthcare.

DOI 10.1108/IJHCQA-05-2016-0062
2017 Coates D, Davis E, Campbell L, 'The experiences of women who have accessed a perinatal and infant mental health service: a qualitative investigation', ADVANCES IN MENTAL HEALTH, 15 88-100 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/18387357.2016.1242374
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Linda E Campbell
2017 Coates D, Phelan R, Heap J, Howe D, '"Being in a group with others who have mental illness makes all the difference": The views and experiences of parents who attended a mental health parenting program', CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW, 78 104-111 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.05.015
2017 Simmons MB, Coates D, Batchelor S, Dimopoulos-Bick T, Howe D, 'The CHOICE pilot project: Challenges of implementing a combined peer work and shared decision-making programme in an early intervention service.', Early intervention in psychiatry, (2017)
DOI 10.1111/eip.12527
2017 Coates D, 'Working with families with parental mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues where there are child protection concerns: Inter-agency collaboration', Child and Family Social Work, 22 1-10 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/cfs.12238
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2017 Howe D, Batchelor S, Coates DD, 'Young Australians with moderate to severe mental health problems: client data and outcomes at Children and Young People's Mental Health', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 11 334-341 (2017) [C1]

© 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd Aim: Almost a quarter of young Australians experience a mental health issue that may become chronic if left untreated. Children and Young Peop... [more]

© 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd Aim: Almost a quarter of young Australians experience a mental health issue that may become chronic if left untreated. Children and Young People's Mental Health (CYPMH) is a specialist tertiary service for young people with moderate to severe mental health problems on the Central Coast in Australia. This paper presents an overview of client data and service use collected over a 1 year period specific to the Youth Mental Health (YMH) component of the service. Method: Client data, including demographic characteristics, service usage, presenting issues and standardized outcome measures, were analysed using SPSS. Clinicians routinely collect MH-OAT (Mental Health Outcomes and Assessment Tools) measures at different points in a client's episode of care, and each of these measures was analysed separately. Wilcoxon Z and a series of McNemar's tests were used to report on the difference between admission and discharge scores. Results: During a designated 1 year period, 830 referrals to YMH were received. The most prevalent presenting issue was suicidal ideation followed by deliberate self-harm and depression. A comparison of admission and discharge outcome scores shows significant improvement by discharge on a range of measures. Specifically, analysis identified significant differences between admission and discharge HoNOSCA (Health of the Nation Outcomes Scales for Children and Adolescents) and CGAS (Children's Global Assessment Scale) scores for young people aged 12¿17 and HONOS (Health of the Nation Outcomes Scale) scores for young people aged 18¿24. Conclusion: The clinical outcomes for young people are positive with improvements seen on a range of measures.

DOI 10.1111/eip.12252
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2016 Coates D, Howe D, 'An evaluation of a service to keep children safe in families with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.', Australas Psychiatry, 24 483-488 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1039856216634821
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2016 Coates D, 'Client and parent feedback on a Youth Mental Health Service: The importance of family inclusive practice and working with client preferences.', Int J Ment Health Nurs, 25 526-535 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/inm.12240
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2016 Coates D, Howe D, 'Integrating a youth participation model in a youth mental health service: Challenges and lessons learned', Child and Youth Services, 37 287-300 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Crown copyright. Youth participation in mental health settings is fundamental to service design and delivery, and is beneficial for the young people involved as well as the... [more]

© 2016 Crown copyright. Youth participation in mental health settings is fundamental to service design and delivery, and is beneficial for the young people involved as well as the organisation. This paper presents the findings of an evaluation of a youth participation model where tiered participation was attempted in a clinical youth mental health setting. To inform the ongoing development and improvement of a youth participation model, an evaluation was conducted consisting of three focus groups with the youth consultants, consultations with management about the implementation of the tiered participation model, and a review of records. The purpose of this evaluation was to identify possible barriers to implementation early on so these could be addressed and a youth participation model that meets the needs of all key stakeholders could be developed. The findings of this evaluation and the way in which these findings informed the model's development are discussed.

DOI 10.1080/0145935X.2015.1119652
2016 Coates DD, 'Life inside a deviant "religious" group: Conformity and commitment as ensured through 'brainwashing' or as the result of normal processes of socialisation', International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 44 103-121 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The 'dependency inducing practices', sometimes called 'brainwashing', that are commonly alleged to occur in deviant "religious" ... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The 'dependency inducing practices', sometimes called 'brainwashing', that are commonly alleged to occur in deviant "religious" groups such as a cult movements or new religious movements are not well understood and have promoted considerable debate. There is a general agreement that many of these groups are controlled environments in which conformity to behavioural, emotive, cognitive and social expectations as determined by leadership is expected and enforced; however, whether conformity is the result of normal processes of socialisation or deviant practices such as brainwashing that cause harm continues to be disputed. To gain an increased understanding of the conformity and commitment inducing practices that occur in 'cult movements', the accounts of group life of 23 former members of 11 different groups were analysed. A conceptualisation of 'brainwashing' as on a continuum of social influence is proposed, and some legal implications are discussed.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijlcj.2015.06.002
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Coates D, Howe D, 'Combatting staff burnout in mental health: key managerial and leadership tasks that are fundamental to staff wellbeing and retention', Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 10 24-32 (2015) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 3
2015 Coates DD, Howe D, 'The design and development of staff wellbeing initiatives: Staff stressors, burnout and emotional exhaustion at Children and Young People¿s Mental Health in Australia', Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42 655-663 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10488-014-0599-4
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2015 Coates D, Howe D, 'Working with families who experience parental mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems in the context of child protection concerns: Recommendations for service improvement.', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 36 325-341 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/anzf.1113
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2014 Coates D, Howe D, 'The importance and benefits of youth participation in mental health settings from the perspective of the headspace Gosford Youth Alliance in Australia', Children and Youth Services Review, 46 294-299 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Objectives: Young people's participation in decision making that affects them is increasingly recognised and valued as a right. Youth partic... [more]

© 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Objectives: Young people's participation in decision making that affects them is increasingly recognised and valued as a right. Youth participation in mental health settings is fundamental to service design and delivery, and is beneficial for the young people as well as the organisation. Headspace recognises the many benefits of youth participation with its national and local youth participation initiatives. In 2013, headspace Gosford in Australia established its current youth participation model, called the Youth Alliance (YA), consisting of 12 young people. These young people contribute ideas and opinions around service design and delivery, and participate in a range of activities. Method: This paper presents the findings of a focus group conducted with the YA immediately following recruitment. All 12 young people participated in a two hour focus group which sought to identify the key reasons these young people joined the YA, and what they hope to achieve in their capacity of YA consultants. Results: The two main reasons participants joined the YA are to help 'overcome barriers to help seeking and ensure young people get the support they need' and 'to build confidence, social skills and make new friends'. The barriers to help seeking identified by the participants are consistent with those outlined in the literature. Conclusion: Youth participation in youth mental health settings is beneficial to young people as well as organisations and the community, and it is crucial that strategies are put in place to increase youth participation. The ways in which these young people perceive their participation as beneficial to themselves as well as the organisation and the community is the focus of this paper.

DOI 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.09.012
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2014 Coates DD, 'New Religious Movement Membership and the Importance of Stable 'Others' for the Making of Selves', JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH, 53 1300-1316 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10943-013-9715-0
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014 Howe D, Coates D, Batchelor S, 'Headspace Gosford data: The local application of a National model', Australasian Psychiatry, 22 374-377 (2014) [C1]

Objectives: Despite the high prevalence of mental health problems for young Australians, many do not have ready access to treatment or are reluctant to seek help. Until recently t... [more]

Objectives: Despite the high prevalence of mental health problems for young Australians, many do not have ready access to treatment or are reluctant to seek help. Until recently there was a tendency for young Australians to fall between the gap of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Adult Mental Health Services, and this has contributed to low rates of service use for young people. In 2006, the Australian Government sought to redress this gap in service delivery with its establishment of the Australian National Youth Mental Health Foundation, headspace. This paper presents demographic data collected at headspace Gosford over a 5.5-year period. Conclusions: The data presented indicates that headspace Gosford has been successful in improving early access to mental health treatment for young people on the Central Coast, in particular for young people aged 14-18. Headspace Gosford has attracted young people of both sexes, with a higher proportion of females. The majority of young people access headspace for mental health problems, predominantly depression and anxiety; however, a significant proportion report physical health or alcohol and drug-related reasons. The likelihood of these referral reasons is informed by gender and age. © The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2014.

DOI 10.1177/1039856214540758
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2014 Coates DD, 'New religious movement membership and the importance of stable 'others' for the making of selves', Journal of religion and health, 53 1300-1316 (2014)

Challenging the view that people join New Religious Movements because they have fallen victim to powerful brainwashing techniques, the analysis of in-depth life history interviews... [more]

Challenging the view that people join New Religious Movements because they have fallen victim to powerful brainwashing techniques, the analysis of in-depth life history interviews of 23 former members from 11 different Australian 'cults' suggests that membership was personally negotiated and motivated by a desire for stronger social connections, albeit for different reasons. While for some participants, a desire for social connectedness was related to a strong need for guidance and direction from 'stable' others, for others it reflected a desire for self-change or self-enhancement. To make sense of the participant narratives, symbolic interactionist understandings of the self are applied.

DOI 10.1007/s10943-013-9715-0
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Howe D, Batchelor S, Coates D, Cashman E, 'Nine key principles to guide youth mental health: development of service models in New South Wales', EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY, 8 190-197 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/eip.12096
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
2013 Coates D, 'The Effect of New Religious Movement Affiliation and Disaffiliation on Reflexivity and Sense of Self', JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION, 52 793-809 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jssr.12069
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Coates DD, 'Disaffiliation from a New Religious Movement: The Importance of Self and¿Others in Exit', Symbolic Interaction, 36 314-334 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/symb.60
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2013 Coates D, 'Balancing Personal Autonomy and Social Connectedness: the Role of New Religious Movements or 'Cult' Membership from the Perspective of Former Members', Psychotherapy in Australia, 19 56-64 (2013) [C1]
2013 Coates DD, 'A symbolic interactionist understanding of the selves of former members of New Religious Movements', Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 16 1066-1079 (2013) [C1]

The current study investigates the construction of self in New Religious Movement (NRM) membership and argues that there is significant variation in the way in which members const... [more]

The current study investigates the construction of self in New Religious Movement (NRM) membership and argues that there is significant variation in the way in which members construct their sense of self. While the majority of the literature suggests that differences in the way in which former members describe and experience NRM membership can be attributed to gender and the nature of the group, analysis of the life histories of 23 former members identified variations in the way in which these participants construct their sense of self as significant to understanding NRM membership. While some participants describe selves that are high in conformity or social connectedness, and depict NRM membership as motivated by a need for guidance and direction, others describe selves that appear high in individuality and personal autonomy and depict membership as motivated by a desire to overcome isolation and develop social connectedness. Even though these two narratives are conceptualised as distinct, they are not viewed as dichotomous but understood as on a continuum. To make sense of the selves of the participants in this study symbolic interactionist understandings of the self as to varying degrees informed by both "self" and "others" are applied. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/13674676.2012.737315
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012 Coates D, ''Cult commitment' from the perspective of former members: Direct rewards of membership versus dependency inducing practices', Deviant Behavior, 33 168-184 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01639625.2010.548302
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2012 Coates D, ''I'm now far healthier and better able to manage the challenges of life': The mediating role of new religious movement membership and exit', Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 14 181-208 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/19349637.2012.697372
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012 Coates D, 'The significance and purpose of the 'anti-cult movement' in facilitating disaffiliation from a new religious movement: Resources for self-construction or a justificatory account', International Journal for the Study of New Religions, 3 213-244 (2012) [C1]
2011 Coates D, 'Counselling former members of charismatic groups: Considering pre-involvement variables, reasons for joining the group and corresponding values', Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 14 191-207 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13674670903443404
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2010 Coates D, ''Best Practice' Guidelines for working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse', Counselling Australia, 10 3-12 (2010)
2010 Coates D, 'Post-involvement difficulties experienced by former members of charismatic groups', Journal of Religion and Health, 49 296-310 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10943-009-9251-0
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2010 Coates D, 'Impact of childhood abuse: Biopsychosocial pathways through which adult mental health is compromised', Australian Social Work, 63 391-403 (2010) [C1]

The relationship between childhood abuse and adult mental and physical health problems is well documented. Over the lifespan of victims of child abuse, social, psychological and b... [more]

The relationship between childhood abuse and adult mental and physical health problems is well documented. Over the lifespan of victims of child abuse, social, psychological and biological consequences of abuse interact in complex ways. A biopsychosocial model is applied to the experiences of adult victims of child abuse to make sense of the complex and varied impacts of child abuse. The long-term difficulties experienced by adult victims of child abuse are discussed in relation to the neurobiological impacts of child abuse on the child's developing brain. The impact of child abuse on neuro-endocrine functioning and the structure of the brain, in particular on the amygdala, hippocampus, left hemisphere, and corpus callosum are explored. A number of implications for social work practice are outlined. © 2010 Australian Association of Social Workers.

DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2010.508533
Citations Scopus - 17
2010 Coates D, 'Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse: a Review of Existing Treatment Models', Psychotherapy in Australia, 17 12-21 (2010) [C1]
2009 Coates D, 'Former members of charismatic groups: Modalities of adjustment', Psychotherapy in Australia, 16 24-31 (2009) [C1]
2008 Kennedy DJ, Coates D, 'Retirement village resident satisfaction in Australia: A qualitative enquiry', Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 22 311-334 (2008) [C1]

There has been limited research into the types of customer satisfaction experienced by residents in leisure-oriented retirement communities, particularly in Australia and the Unit... [more]

There has been limited research into the types of customer satisfaction experienced by residents in leisure-oriented retirement communities, particularly in Australia and the United Kingdom. Focus groups were conducted at a series of retirement communities. Results have lead to the development of a typology of retirement community resident satisfaction containing five different domains, including the Built Environment, the Financial Environment, the Service Delivery Environment, the Social Environment, and the Spiritual Environment. Furthermore, these five satisfaction domains encompass up to 24 distinct types or facets of customer satisfaction experienced by residents. This proposed typology of leisure-oriented retirement communities' resident satisfaction is the most comprehensive investigation of retirement village customer satisfaction to date. Implications for both researchers and practitioners are discussed, including recommendations for the measuring, managing, and marketing of customer satisfaction with retirement community living. © 2008 by The Haworth Press. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1080/02763890802458403
Citations Scopus - 7
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Dharni A, Coates D, Padencheri S, 'PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION PROFILE IN YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS IN AUSTRALIA', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY (2018)
2007 Kennedy D, Coates D, 'Costumer satisfaction in senior living resorts: A qualitative investigation' (2007) [E1]
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Dr Dominiek Coates

Positions

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email dominiek.coates@newcastle.edu.au
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