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Nick Midgley, Co-Director of ChAPTRe

  • Biog.

    Role: Co-Director of the CHAPTRe Unit

    Nick is a child and adolescent psychotherapist and Associate Professor in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL.

    In his work at the AFNCCF 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.

    Nick has edited and authored several books, including Minding the Child: Mentalization-Based Interventions for Children and Families , Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: a time-limited approach, and Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy .

  • Projects

    Current projects:

    Reflective Fostering Programme (RFP): a mentalization-based psycho-education programme for foster carers

    Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – My Experience (IMPACT-ME)

    Completed projects:

    Herts and Minds: Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) for children in foster care

    TIGA-CUB: Trial on Improving Inter-Generational Attachment for Children Undergoing Behaviour problems

    Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (IMPACT)

    Facing Shadows: Young people’s experiences of depression

    The Coram Project: Adaptation of Mentalization-Based Therapy for Families (MBT-F) for use in post-adoption services

    The Development of the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Sort (APQ)

  • Selected Publications

    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.). (2017). Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: SAGE Publications. Read more

    For a full list of publications, click here.

  • Trainings

    Mentalization-Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F)

    Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Sort (APQ)

    Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C)

  • Supervisor

    Current UCL PhD students:

    Eva Sprecher (2018-). Measuring mentalization of foster carers regarding Looked-After-Children and its impact upon the mental health outcomes of children in care

    Guilherme Fiorini (2018-). Interaction structures in the short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy of adolescents with depression

    Yushi Bai (2018-). Treatment Response in Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adolescents with Unipolar Major Depression: An Exploration into Pre-treatment Variables and Therapeutic Experiences

    Antonella Cirasola (2017-). The role of Therapeutic Alliance in Psychological Therapies for adolescent depression. 

    Fiona Robinson (2015-). Psychodynamic therapy with looked after children.

    Completed UCL PhD students

    Ana Calderon (2011-2014), 'The development and validation of the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Set (APQ)'.

    Daniel Hayes (2014-2018). Developing an intervention to promote shared decision making in child and youth mental health: Integrating theory, research and practice.

    Emily Stapley (2012-2015), 'Journey Through the Shadows: The Experience of Being the Parent of an Adolescent Diagnosed with Depression'.

    Sally O'Keeffe (2015-2018). ‘I just stopped going’: A mixed methods investigation into dropout from psychological treatment in adolescents with depression

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