Journal Articles

McIntosh, J.E., Wells, Y., & Lee, J. (2016). The development and validation of the Family Law DOORS. Psychological Assessment.

McIntosh, J.E., Smyth, B.M., & Kelaher, M.A. (2015). Responding to concerns about a study of infant overnight care postseparation, with comments on consensus: Reply to Warshak (2014)Psychology, public policy, and law, 21(1), 111-119.

Sadowski, C., & McIntosh, J.E. (2015). On laughter and loss: Children’s reports of parenting behaviors that enable security in shared-time living arrangements. Childhood, 23(1), 69-86.

Sadowski, C., & McIntosh, J.E. (2015). A Phenomenological Analysis of the Experience of Security and Contentment for Latency Aged Children in Shared-time Parenting Arrangements. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 46(1), 69–104.

McIntosh, J.E., (2014). The care of very young children after separation. In Psych, December. The Australian Psychological Society.

McIntosh, J.E., Pruett. M., & Kelly, J.B. (2014). Parental separation and overnight care of young children, Part II: Putting theory into practiceFamily Court Review. 52(2), 257–263.

Pruett. M., McIntosh, J.E., & Kelly, J.B. (2014). Parental separation and overnight care of young children: Consensus through theoretical and empirical integration: Part IFamily Court Review, 52(2), 241–256.

McIntosh, J.E., Smyth, B., & Kelaher, M. (2013). Overnight care patterns following parental separation: Associations with emotion regulation in infants and young childrenJournal of Family Studies, 19(3), 224-239.

McIntosh, J.E. (2012). Reviewing the opportunities: Guest Editor’s replies to comments. Family Court Review, 50(3), 496–501.

Bowlby, R., & McIntosh, J. (2011). John Bowlby’s legacy and meanings for the family law field: In conversation with Sir Richard BowlbyFamily Court Review, 49(3), 549-556.

Bretherton, I., Seligman, S., Solomon, J., Crowell, J., & McIntosh, J. (2011). “If I could tell the judge something about attachment”: Perspectives on attachment theory in the family law courtroom. Family Court Review, 49(3), 539-548.

Lieberman, A., Zeanah, C., & McIntosh, J. (2011). Attachment perspectives on domestic violence and family law. Family Court Review, 49(3), 529-538.

George, C., Solomon, J., & McIntosh, J. (2011). Divorce in the nursery: On infants and overnight care. Family Court Review, 49(3), 521-528.

Siegel, D., & McIntosh, J. (2011). Family law and the neuroscience of attachment, part II. Family Court Review, 49(3), 513-520.

Schore, A., & McIntosh, J. (2011). Family law and the neuroscience of attachment, part I. Family Court Review, 49(3), 501-512.

Waters, E., & McIntosh, J. (2011). Are we asking the right questions about attachment theory and family law? Family Court Review, 49(3), 474-482.

Sroufe, A., & McIntosh, J. (2011). Divorce and attachment relationships: The longitudinal journey. Family Court Review, 49(3), 464-473.

McIntosh, J. (2011). Attachment, separation and divorce: Forging coherent understandings for family law: Guest editor’s introduction. Family Court Review, 49(3), 418-425.

McIntosh, J., Smyth, B., Kelaher, M., Wells, Y., & Long, C. (2011). Post-separation parenting arrangements: Patterns and developmental outcomes. Studies of two risk groups. Family Matters, 86, 40-48.

McIntosh, J. (2010). Children’s responses to separation and conflict. Every Child, 16(2), 14-15.

McIntosh, J. (2009). Legislating for shared parenting. Exploring some underlying assumptions. Family Court Review, 47(3), 389-400.

McIntosh, J.E. & Chisholm, R. (2008). Cautionary notes on the shared care of children in conflicted parental separations. Journal of Family Studies. 14(1), 37-52.

McIntosh, J.E. & Chisholm, R. (2008). Shared care and children’s best interests in conflicted separation. A cautionary tale from current research. Australian Family Lawyer, 20(1), 3-16.

McIntosh, J.E. (2008). Special Issue: Including children in family law proceedings – international perspectives. Introduction by special guest editor. Family Court Review, 46(1), 37-38.

McIntosh, J.E., Bryant, D., & Murray, K. (2008). Evidence of a different nature: the child responsive and less adversarial initiatives of the Family Court of Australia. Family Court Review, 46(1), 125-136.

McIntosh, J.E., Wells, Y.D., Smyth, B.M., & Long, C.M. (2008). Child-focused and child-inclusive divorce mediation: comparative outcomes from a prospective study of postseparation adjustment. Family Court Review, 46(1), 105-124.

McIntosh, J.E., Wells, Y.D. & Long, C.M. (2007). Child Focused and Child Inclusive Family Law Dispute Resolution. One year findings from a prospective study of outcomes. Journal of Family Studies, 13(1), 8-25.

McIntosh, J. & Long, C. (2005). Current findings on Australian children in post-separation disputes: Outer conflict, inner discord. Journal of Family Studies, 11(1), 99-109.

McIntosh, J.E., Long, C.M., & Moloney, L. (2004). Child-focused and child-inclusive mediation: A comparative study of outcomes. Journal of Family Studies, 10(1), 87-96.

Moloney, L., & McIntosh, J. (2004). Child responsive practices in Australian Family Law: Past problems and future directions. Journal of Family Studies, 10(1), 71-86.

Grimes, A., & McIntosh, J. (2004). Emerging practice issues in child inclusive divorce mediation. Journal of Family Studies, 10(1), 113-120.

McIntosh, J. (2003). Children living with domestic violence:  Research foundations for early intervention. Journal of Family Studies, 9(2), 201-218.

McIntosh, J. (2003). Entrenched conflict in parental separation: Pathways of impact on child development. Journal of Family Studies, 9(1), 63-80.

McIntosh, J., & Deacon-Wood, H. (2003). Group interventions for separated parents in entrenched conflict: An exploration of evidence-based frameworks. Journal of Family Studies, 9(2), 187-199.

McIntosh, J. (2002). Thought in the face of violence: a child’s need. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 26, 229-241.

McIntosh, J. (2000). Child Inclusive Divorce Mediation: Report on a qualitative research study. Mediation Quarterly, 18, 55-70.

McIntosh, J. (1999). Therapeutic transitions in out of home care. Children Australia, 26(4).

McIntosh, J. (1993). The Family Functioning Scale: Lessons from a three year demonstration project. Families in Society: Journal of Contemporary Human Services, May.

McIntosh, J. (1992). Marrying research and casework: The development of an evaluation model in a family support service. Australian Journal of Social Work, 44(4), 53-58.



McIntosh, J., Smyth B,. Kelaher, M., Wells, Y., & Long, C. (2010).
Post-separation parenting arrangements: Patterns and developmental outcomes for infants and children. Collected reports.
Three reports prepared for the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra.

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McIntosh, J., & Long, C. (2009).
Children Beyond Dispute. A four year follow up study of outcomes from Child Focused and Child Inclusive post-separation family dispute resolution.
Report to the Australian Government Attorney General’s Department, Canberra.

McIntosh, J.E. (2006).
Children’s Cases Pilot Project: An exploratory study of impacts on parenting capacity and child well-being.
Final Report to the Family Court of Australia.

McIntosh,J.E., & Long, C.M. (2006).
Children beyond dispute: A prospective study of outcomes from child focused and child inclusive post-separation family dispute resolution. Final report.
The Australian Government Attorney General’s Department, Canberra.

McIntosh, J. (2005).
Because it’s for the kids: Building a secure parenting base after separation.
Publication of the Children in Focus Program, La Trobe University
For the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department.

McIntosh, J. with Strategic Partners (1999).
Contact Services in Australia. Research and Evaluation Report.
For Legal Aid and Family Services, Attorney General’s Deptartment, Canberra.

McIntosh, J. with Strategic Partners (1999).
Child focussed family and child mediation and counselling. Research and evaluation report.
For Legal Aid and Family Services, Attorney General’s Deptartment, Canberra.


Book Chapters

McIntosh, J.E., & Smyth, B. (2012).
Shared-time parenting and risk: An evidence based matrix.
In K. Kuehnle & L. Drozd (Eds.), Parenting plan evaluations: Applied research for the Family Court.
New York: Oxford University Press.

McIntosh, J. (2008).
More than a question of safety. Assessing attachment disorganisation and protective capacity in high risk parent-infant dyads.
In A. Sved-Williams and V. Cowling (Eds), Infants of parents with mental illness.
Australian Academic Press.



McIntosh, J.E. (2015).
A child’s best interests within parental conflict.
Plenary address to the 3rd Family Justice Practice Forum, Singapore, October 1, 2015.

McIntosh, J., Tan, S., & Bolt, B. (2014).
Young Children in Divorce and Separation (YCIDS). Piloting A New FDR Intervention.
Presented at National Mediation Conference in September 2014.

McIntosh, J., & George, C. (2012).
Divorce in the nursery: Achieving attachment security for infants in a family law context (Part I & II).
Presented at Sydney seminar in August 2012.

McIntosh, J. (2012).
Plenary paper
Presented at AFCC 49th Annual Conference, Chicago.

McIntosh, J.E. (2011).
Special considerations for infants and toddlers in separation/divorce: Developmental issues in the family law context.

McIntosh, J.E., Bourke, S., Dour, N., & Gridley, H. (2009).
Parenting after separation.
Position statement prepared for The Australian Psychological Society. Melbourne

McIntosh, J. (2007).
Child inclusion as a principle and as evidence-based practice: Applications to family law services and related sectors.
AFRC Issues Paper No. 1

McIntosh, J., & Moloney, L. (2002).
Child Inclusive primary dispute resolution. Clinical Demonstrations.
Centre for Online & Multimedia Educational Technologies, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

McIntosh, J. (2000).
Thought in the Face of Violence: A Child’s Need.
Keynote address in Partnerships Against Domestic Violence (Ed.) National forum: the way forward: children young people and domestic violence: Proceedings. Melbourne, 26 and 27 April
Office of the Status of Women, Canberra.

McIntosh, J. (1997).
Promoting well-being in child development.
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne.

McIntosh, J. (1996).
A phenomenology of attachment and its felt absence for multiply placed foster children.
Unpublished PhD Dissertation. University of Melbourne.

McIntosh, J. (1990).
Final Evaluation Paper: A Study of Growth and Change.
The Children’s Protection Society, Melbourne.

McIntosh, J. & Green, L. (1990).
HUGS- a Parent-Child Interaction Program.
Children Australia, 15, December.