Dr Alan E. Craddock PhD

Position: Honorary Senior Lecturer

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Postal Address:
School of Psychology
Brennan MacCallum Building (A18)
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia


 

Qualifications

  • Intermediate Certificate (Canterbury High, 1958)
  • Leaving Certificate (East Sydney Technical College, 1963)
  • B.A. (Pass) (University of Sydney, 1968) with majors in Psychology and History.
  • Psychology IV (High Distinction) (University of Sydney, 1971; completed as a Master's Qualifying course).
  • Ph.D. (University of Sydney, Department of Psychology, 1979).


Professional Membership

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society since 1975.
  • Psychologist registered with the NSW Psychologists' Registration Board since June, 1991.


Current & Previous Appointments

1958-1963: Apprentice Fitter and Machinist with Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd.
1968-present: Working in School of Psychology, University of Sydney
in the following positions:
  Research Assistant to Professor J. P. Sutcliffe (1968-1970)
  Tutor (1970-1971)
  Senior Tutor (1971-1974)
  Principal Tutor (1975-1978)
  Lecturer (1979-1983)
  Senior Lecturer (1984-present)


Publications & Conference Presentations

Books, Booklets and Monographs

  1. Craddock, A.E. (1986). Enabling Marriages: Counselling with PREPARE-ENRICH. Qld: Prepare-Enrich. (105 pages) (ISBN 0 9588456 0 3)
  2. Craddock, A.E. (1990). Becoming Married. Qld: Prepare-Enrich. (34 pages) (ISBN 0 9588456 3 8)
  3. Craddock, A.E. (1992). Being Married. Qld: Prepare-Enrich. (34 pages) (ISBN 0 9588456 4 6)
  4. Craddock, A.E. (1994). Working With Pre-marital Couples: A Guide To Counselling With PREPARE-ENRICH. Qld: Prepare-Enrich. (36 pages) (ISBN 0 9588456 2 X)
  5. Craddock, A.E. (2001). Beyond Rivalry: Psychology and Theology as Complements. Sydney, Hillfort Resources. (159 pages) (ISBN 0 646 40750 3)
  6. Craddock, A.E. (2004). Origins: Family Experiences of Premarital Couples. Sydney, Hillfort Resources. (32 pages) (ISBN 0-646-43558-2)
  7. Craddock, A.E. (2013). Driven to Despair: Perfectionism and Ministry. Melbourne, Mosaic Press. (ISBN 9781743241066)

Chapters or Readings in Books

  1. Craddock, A.E. (1976). Task and emotional behaviour in the marital dyad. In N. Glazer-Malbin and H. Youngelson-Wahrer (Eds.), Women in a Man-made World: A Socioeconomic Reader. Chicago, Illinois: Rand-McNally.
  2. Craddock, A.E. (1977). Task and emotional behaviour in the marital dyad. In O.F. Dent, P. Kringas and S. K. Mugford (Eds.), Readings in Social Research and the Life Cycle from Australia and New Zealand. Canberra: Australian National University Publications.
  3. Craddock, A.E. (1984). Correlations between marital role expectations and relationship satisfaction among engaged couples. In D.H. Olson and B.C. Miller (Eds.), Family Studies Yearbook, Volume 2. Beverley Hills: Sage Publications.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  1. Craddock, A.E. (1974). Task and emotional behaviour in the marital dyad. Australian Journal of Psychology, 26, 15-23.
  2. Craddock, A.E. (1977). Relationships between authoritarianism, marital power expectations and marital value systems. Australian Journal of Psychology, 29, 211-221.
  3. Craddock, A.E. (1980). The impact of social change in Australian families: Some counsellors' views. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family, 1, 4-14.
  4. Craddock, A.E. (1980). Marital problem-solving as a function of couples' marital power expectations and marital value systems. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 42, 185-196.
  5. Craddock, A.E. (1980). The effect of incongruent marital role expectations upon couples' degree of goal-value consensus in the first year of marriage. Australian Journal of Psychology, 32, 117-125.
  6. Olson, D. H. and Craddock, A.E. (1980). Circumplex model of family systems: Application to Australian Families. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family, 1, 53-69.
  7. Newman, L. and Craddock, A.E. (1982). Relationships between family structure, ego-defensiveness and attitudes towards feminism. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family, 3, 57-68.
  8. Craddock, A.E. (1983). Correlations between marital role expectations and relationship satisfaction among engaged couples. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family, 4, 33-46.
  9. Craddock, A.E. (1983). The relationship between social anxiety and structure of family of origin. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family, 4, 181-190.
  10. Craddock, A.E. (1985). Centralized authority as a factor in small group and family problem-solving: A reassessment of Tallman's propositions. Small Group Behavior, 16, 59-73.
  11. Craddock, A.E. (1985). Students' marital power expectations and control needs: 1973-1983. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family, 6, 153-162.
  12. Craddock, A.E. (1988). Marital role expectations and premarital satisfaction among Australian couples: 1979 versus 1987. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family, 9, 159-168.
  13. Craddock, A.E. (1989). Publishing trends in the Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family between 1980 and 1988. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family, 10, 60-64.
  14. Craddock, A.E. (1990). Family structure and sex-role orientation. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 18, 355-362.
  15. Schultz, C.S., Schultz, N., and Craddock, A.E. (1990). Toward identification of strategies to strengthen the family unit. Australian Child and Family Welfare, 15, 4-7.
  16. Craddock, A.E. (1991). Relationships between attitudinal similarity, couple structure and couple satisfaction within married and de facto couples. Australian Journal of Psychology, 43, 11-16.
  17. Craddock, A.E. (1994). Relationships between marital satisfaction and privacy preferences. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 25, 371-382.
  18. Craddock, A.E. (1995). Studying the general and the unique in family research: Dialogue or conflict? Journal of Family Studies, 1, 3-13.
  19. Craddock, A.E. (1996). Relational resources as buffers against the impact of stress: A longitudinal study of seminary students and their partners. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 24, 38-46.
  20. Craddock, A.E. (1997). The measurement of privacy preferences within marital relationships: The Relationship Privacy Preference Scale. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 25, 48-54.
  21. Dixon, C., Charles, M., & Craddock, A.E. (1998). The impact of experiences of parental divorce and parental conflict on young Australian men and women. Journal of Family Studies, 4, 21-34.
  22. Craddock, A.E. (1998). Attitudinal and structural differences between satisfied and dissatisfied married and cohabiting couples. Australian Journal of Psychology, 50, 83-88.
  23. Craddock, A.E. (2001). Family system and family functioning: Circumplex Model and FACES IV. Journal of Family Studies, 7, 29-39.
  24. Craddock, A.E. (2006). Self-Confidence as a Mediator of the Effect of Parental Abuse on Premarital Couple Satisfaction. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 2, (1), 52-60.
  25. Craddock, A.E. (2008). Individual and couple patterns of self-views and their implications for working with premarital couple relationship dissatisfaction. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 38, (3), 119-127.
  26. Craddock, A.E., Church, W., & Sands, A. (2009). Family of origin characteristics as predictors of perfectionism. Australian Journal of Psychology.  61, 3, 136 -144.
  27. Craddock, A.E., Church, W., Harrison, F., & Sands, A. (2010). Family of Origin Qualities as Predictors of Religious Dysfunctional Perfectionism. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 38, 3, 205-214.

Other published papers (invited by editors)

  1. Craddock, A.E. (1986). Motivation for marriage. Interact, 4, 1-7.
  2. Craddock, A.E. (1987). Motivation for marriage. Australian Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors' Newsletter, 27, 17-22.
  3. Craddock, A.E. (1995). Family of origin cohesion and pre-marital satisfaction. SCOPE: Journal of Family Services Australia, 1, 37-39.
  4. Craddock, A.E. (1995). Looking for themes and patterns: Prepare attitudinal and family of origin categories as predictors of Prepare couple satisfaction. Prepare-Enrich Study Reports, 1, 1-15.
  5. Craddock, A.E. (1996). Identifying and working with different types of premarital couples. Threshold, 51, 20-26.
  6. Craddock, A.E. (2001). PREPARE and experiences of abuse. Threshold, 67, 24-25.
  7. Craddock, A.E. (2001). Marriage in the new millennium. Threshold, 68, 5.
  8. Craddock, A.E. (2001). Working with inventories: Using PREPARE-ENRICH. Threshold, 68, 18-20.
  9. Craddock, A.E. (2003). A new inventory for cohabiting couples. Threshold, 76, 23-24.
  10. Craddock, A.E. (2004). Introducing the MATE inventory. Threshold, 82, 23.
  11. Craddock, A.E. (2009). Relationship dysfunction and idealistic distortion: Using the PREPARE inventories. Threshold, 95, 16-17.
  12. Craddock, A.E. (2011). Attachment Issues: Using the Customized Version of PREPARE-ENRICH. Threshold, 101, 28-29.

Conference Presentations (Published items are marked *)

  1. *Craddock, A.E. (1977). Attitudes to marriage amongst the premarital target group: Some research data. Proceedings of the First Pre-marital Education National Workshop, Australian National University, November, 1977.
  2. Craddock, A.E. (1986). Excessive family rigidity and cohesion: Strengths turned to weaknesses? A workshop (accepted after referee process) at the International Conference on Family Strengths, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, April, 1986.
  3. *Craddock, A.E. (1986). Motivation for Marriage. The Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Marriage Educators, Australian National University, November, 1986.
  4. *Craddock, A.E. (1988). Marriage Education Through the Lifecycle. Proceedings of the Conference of the Catholic Society for Marriage Education, Macquarie University, September, 1988.
  5. *Craddock, A.E. (1989). Educating for Change and Life Stages. Proceedings of the National Marriage Education Conference, University of Melbourne, 1989.
  6. *Craddock, A.E. (1990). Working With Couples on Lifecycle Issues, Stages and Transitions. Proceedings of the National Marriage Education Conference, University of Sydney, July, 1990.
  7. Craddock, A.E. (1991). Gender differences and relational privacy preferences. An invited Keynote Presentation at the National Christian Family Life Conference, Sydney, April, 1991.
  8. *Craddock, A.E. (1993). Issues in publishing in the Social Sciences. Fourth Australian Family Research Conference, Manly, February, 1993. Abstract published in the Conference Proceedings.
  9. Craddock,. A.E. (1994). The impact of stressors on families and how they cope: A study of families of theological students adjusting to Seminar demands. An invited workshop at the International Christian Family Life Conference, Sydney.
  10. *Craddock, A.E. (1995). A typology of engaged couples - An Australian study: Identifying and working with different types of premarital couples. National Marriage Education Conference, University of Melbourne, September, 1995, Published as a paper in Threshold, 51, 21-26.
  11. *Craddock, A.E. (1996). The nature, measurement and correlates of privacy preferences within marital relationships. Abstracts of the 25th Meeting of Australasian Social Psychologists, The Australian National University, Canberra, May, 1996. Abstract published in Australian Journal of Psychology, 48, 57.
  12. Craddock, A.E. (1997). Religious attitudes, marriage satisfaction and wellbeing in Australia. Invited Keynote Presentation at the Eleventh National Christian Family Conference, Sydney, July, 1997.
  13. *Craddock, A.E. (1998). Cohabitation and Marriage: Myths and Realities. Invited Keynote Presentation at the NSW State Marriage and Relationship Education Conference, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, May, 1998. Summary published in Threshold, 59, 6. Also published in Prepare-Enrich Diary, September, 1998.
  14. *Craddock, A.E. (2000). Prepare-Enrich: A tool for furthering practice and research with relationships. Marriage and Family Systems: Looking to the Future - A conference honoring David H. Olson, University of Minnesota, April. Published in full at http://fsos.che.umn.edu/olson/conference/plenary/craddock/default.html
  15. Craddock, A.E. (2001). Keynote speaker on June 20, 2001 at The Annual School of Theology of the Baptist Union (NSW and ACT) at Tahmoor. Topics: (1) Family Life-Cycle - Ages, Stages and Points of Transition; (2) Characteristics of Healthy Families
  16. Craddock, A. E. (2001), Working with abuse issues using PREPARE Version 2000. The Marriage and Relationship Education National Conference, Melbourne, Australia 21-24 September, 2001.
  17. Craddock, A.E. (2002). Australian Cohabitation Research and Using the New PREPARE-CC Inventory. Workshop on Prepare-Enrich resources and developments shared with Elizabeth Dalzell at The Marriage and Relationship Education National Conference, Brisbane, Australia 29 September, 2002.
  18. Craddock, A.E. (2003). Keynote speaker on June 17-19, 2003 at The Annual ACT and NSW Baptist Pastors’ Conference at Tahmoor. Topics: (1) Growth of Personal Identity; (2) Self Esteem; (3) Spiritual Development.
  19. *Craddock, A.E. (2005). The couple dance: Motivating couples to want to develop new steps when they already believe they have what they need. The Marriage and Relationship Education National Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 23-25 September, 2005. Published in full in the Conference Proceedings at http://www.mareaa.asn.au/
  20. Craddock, A.E. (2010). Better Together: Scientific research on the relationship between marital satisfaction and 'headship' in marriage. The National Conference for Christians For Biblical Equality, Melbourne, June 11-14, 2010.

Manuals

  1. Craddock, A.E. (2006). The Religious Dysfunctional Perfectionism Scale: A Modified Version Of The Dysfunctional Item Set Of The Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale That Centres On Religious Activity. Hillfort Resources, Sydney.

Work in Progress

  1. Book in preparation: Driven to Despair – The Shadow Side of Perfectionism (working title).
    Topics under development:
  2. Perfectionism, family of origin issues, self-esteem and spiritual orientation.
  3. Counselling as involving development of insight into attitudes-towards-the-self.
  4. Gordon Allport’s views of personality: Implications for counselling psychology.

 
 

Editorial Responsibilities

1980 - 1994: Abstracts Editor for the Australian Journal of Marriage & Family
(formerly the Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage & Family).
1981 - 1986: Assistant Editor of the Australian Journal of Marriage & Family.
1987 - 1994: Editor of the Australian Journal of Marriage & Family.
1983 - 1985: Member of the Editorial Board for the Family Studies Review Yearbook (Sage Publications, USA).
1990 - 1998: Member of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Family Therapy.
1995 - 2003: Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Family Studies.

 
 

Teaching Responsibilities

Psychology 1 Social Psychology 1971-1992
  Personality Theory 1971-1992; 2006
  Language & Thought 1971-1972
  Individual Differences 1971-1972
  Subject Matter & Methods 1981-1990; 1995-1998
     
Psychology 2/3 Social Psychology 1974-present
  Environmental Psychology 1974-1998
  Organisational Psychology 1993-2003
  Counselling Psychology 2001-present
     
Psychology 4 Social Psychology 1978-present
  Ethics & General Issues 1990-2005
  Research in Counselling Psychology 2004
     
Grad. Dip. Social Psychology 1978-1987
  Educational Counselling 1988-1989
  Counselling Psychology 1990-present
     
Postgraduate Social Psychology PhD/MA thesis supervision 1979-present