Nick Midgley, Co-Director of ChAPTRe
Role: Co-Director of the CHAPTRe Unit
Nick is the co-director of ChAPTRe. He works as a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and is a senior lecturer in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL, where he is Director of the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice and Academic Director of the PsychD in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
In his work at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Nick has been involved in the development of mentalization-based treatments for children and families, and has a particular research interest in the use of qualitative methodologies for the study of psychotherapy with children and families, especially in the context of fostering and adoption. He has edited and authored several books, including Child Psychotherapy and Research: New Directions, Emerging Findings (Routledge, 2009), Minding the Child: Mentalization-Based Interventions for Children and Families (Routledge, 2012) and Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2017).
Reflective Fostering Programme (RFP): a mentalization-based psycho-education programme for foster carers
TIGA-CUB: Trial on Improving Inter-Generational Attachment for Children Undergoing Behaviour problems
The Coram Project: Adaptation of Mentalization-Based Therapy for Families (MBT-F) for use in post-adoption services
The Anna Freud Centre Child Psychotherapy Process and Outcome Study (CPPOS)
Midgley, N., Ansaldo, F., & Target, M. (2014). The meaningful assessment of therapy outcomes: Incorporating a qualitative study into a randomized controlled trial evaluating the treatment of adolescent depression. Psychotherapy, 51 (1), 128-137. Read more
Abbass, A., Rabung, S., Leichsenring, F., Refseth, J., & Midgley, N. (2013). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: A Meta-analysis of short-term psychodynamic models. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Read more
Midgley, N., Hayes, J., & Cooper, M. (Eds.). (2012). Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: SAGE Publications. Read more
For a full list of publications, click here.
Current UCL PhD students
Fiona Robinson (2015-). Psychodynamic therapy with looked after children.
Sally Parkinson (2015-). Drop-out in adolescent psychotherapy.
Daniel Hayes (2014-). Shared decision making in CAMHS.
Completed UCL PhD students
Ana Calderon (2011-2014), 'The development and validation of the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Set (APQ)'.
Emma Stapley (2012-2015), 'Journey Through the Shadows: The Experience of Being the Parent of an Adolescent Diagnosed with Depression'.