The building of epistemic trust: an adoptive family’s experience of mentalization based therapyRead the abstract
This study aims to investigate how epistemic mistrust is addressed and how epistemic trust is established within the mentalization based therapy framework. Authors: Jaffrani, A., Sunley, T., & Midgley, N. (2020).
Exploring silence in short term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adolescents with depressionRead the abstract
This study aims to explore silence in adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy, by studying the emergence of silence in therapy sessions. Authors: Acheson, R., Verdenhalven, N., Avdi, E., & Midgley, N. (2020).
Teenage boys in therapy: a qualitative study of male adolescents’ experiences of short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapyRead the abstract
This qualitative study aimed to explore the therapeutic experiences of five male adolescents (aged 16 to 18 years) with moderate to severe depression, who engaged in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy as part of a randomised controlled trial. Authors: Marotti, J., Thackeray, L. & Midgley, N. (2020).
A comprehensive mapping of outcomes following psychotherapy for adolescent depression: the perspectives of young people, their parents and therapistsDownload
This study mapped the types of change described by three key stakeholder groups following psychotherapy for depression, and compared the salience of these outcomes with the frequency of their measurement in recent quantitative treatment effectiveness studies for adolescent depression. Authors: Krause, K., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Wolpert, M. (2020).
The therapeutic process in psychodynamic therapy with children with different capacities for mentalizingRead the abstract
The aim of this study was to explore the therapeutic process in psychodynamic therapy with school-age children with different kinds of difficulties and mentalizing profiles. Authors: Ramires, V., Carvalho, C., Goodman, G., Midgley, N. & Polli. R. (2020).
Internet-based psychodynamic therapy versus cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with depression: study protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (the ERiCA study)Download the open access paper
In order to broaden the range of evidence-based treatments for young people, we evaluated a newly developed affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic treatment (IPDT) in a previous study with promising results. The purpose of the planned study is to evaluate the efficacy of IPDT for adolescent depression in a non-inferiority trial, comparing it to internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy. Authors: Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Carlbring, P., Lilliengren, P., Falkenström, F., Andersson, G., Topooco, N., Johansson, R., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Dahl, H-S., Sandell, R., Thorén, A., Ulberg, R., Bergsten, K. & Philips, B. (2020).
A systematic review of shared decision making interventions in child and youth mental health: synthesising the use of theory, intervention functions and behaviour change techniquesDownload the open access paper
Reviews around interventions to improve shared decision making (SDM) for child and youth mental health have produced inconclusive findings on what approaches increase participation. The aim of this review was to explore these factors and ascertain how, if at all, these contribute to SDM. Authors: Hayes, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Town, R., Wolpert, M., & Midgley, N. (2021).
How do therapists assess suitability? A qualitative study exploring therapists' judgements of treatment suitability for depressed adolescentsRead the abstract
The study aimed to explore how therapists working with depressed teenagers make judgements about treatment suitability across three treatment modalities: (a) Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, (b) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and (c) Brief Psychosocial Intervention. Authors: Nakajima, M., Dykiert, D., Wilkinson, P. & Midgley, N. (2021).
A qualitative study of parents’ understanding and motivation to take part in a randomised controlled trial in the field of adolescent mental healthDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to investigate parents’ perspectives on participating in a trial for psychological treatment of depression. The study explored parents’ motivations, understanding of the trial and perspectives on the acceptability of the trial. Authors: O'Keeffe, S., Weitkamp, K., Isaacs. D., Target, M., Eatough, V., & Midgley, N. (2020).