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Levita is a registered Counselling Psychologist and Lecturer within the Faculty of Education at Monash University.
Levita has worked in public and private settings before commencing a career in academia. Levita's doctoral research looked at the experience of women who engage in NSSI (non-suicidal self-injury) and seek internet support.
Her research interests are in the area of perinatal psychology, early childhood experiences and its impact on attachment and neurobiology, adverse childhood experiences (ACE), transgenerational trauma and attachment patterns and its subsequent effect on parenting styles.
Her recent research projects are looking at psychological factors affecting first-time fathers as they transition to fatherhood.
Levita will take on research supervision of honours, masters and PhD students (as an associate supervisor) within the areas of early parenting experiences, infant mental health, attachment and bonding, psychological aspects of parenting, child and adult trauma, program/therapy evaluation, adoption, children in out-of-home care, impact of intergenerational trauma.
Research area keywords
- Attachment and bonding
- Perinatal psychology
- child trauma
- adverse childhood experiences
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D'Souza, L. & Borgkvist, A.
1/11/20 → 30/11/21
1/07/20 → 31/12/20
- 2 Article
Allen, K., Butler-Henderson, K., Reupert, A., Longmuir, F., Finefter-Rosenbluh, I., Berger, E., Grove, C., Heffernan, A., Freeman, N., Kewalramani, S., Krebs, S., D'Souza, L., Mackie, G., Chapman, D. & Fleer, M., 2021, In: Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 18, 3, 16 p., 03.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Ways in which school psychologists can identify suitable apps for supporting the self-management of asthma by studentsFurlonger, B. E., Chung, J., Ostojic, M., Busacca, M., Moore, D. W., Anderson, A. A., Phillips, K. & D'Souza, L., 1 Jul 2020, In: The Educational and Developmental Psychologist. 37, 1, p. 47-55 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Press / Media
Kelly-Ann Allen, Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Andrea Reupert, Fiona Longmuir, Ilana Rosenbluh, Emily Berger, Christine Grove, Amanda Heffernan, Nerelie Freeman, Sarika Kewalramani, Shiri Krebs, Levita D'Souza, Grace Mackie, Denise Chapman & Marilyn Fleer
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