Nick Midgley, Co-Director of ChAPTRe
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 .
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
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.
Mentalization-Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F)
Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Sort (APQ)
Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C)
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