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Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit launched

We’re delighted to announce the launch of ChAPTRe, a new research unit, co-directed by Dr. Nick Midgley and Professor Pasco Fearon. It has been developed as a partnership between the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London (UCL). 

undefinedThe mission of the research unit is to be a space for developing and promoting research related to children and young people's mental health and emotional well-being. Our particular focus is on understanding children's development (especially in relation to attachment and mentalization) and both evaluating and reaching a better understanding of psychological therapies for children and young people.


ChAPTRe is involved in a number of on-going research studies, and also offers trainings and consultations to those working in this field. We also have limited opportunities to offer academic supervision to high-quality PhD students who wish to study at UCL.


If you’d like to contact us please do so at More details about ChAPTRe, its activities and the people who are part of it can be found here.