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  • Development and validation of a self-report measure of epistemic trust

    This paper describes the development and validation of a new self-report questionnaire, the Epistemic Trust, Mistrust and Credulity Questionnaire (ETMCQ). Authors: Campbell, C., Tanzer, M., Saunders, R., Allison, E., Li, E. & Fonagy, P. et al. (2021).

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  • Psychological mediators of the association between childhood emotional abuse and depression: a systematic review

    This review critically evaluates empirical studies examining psychological mediators of the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and subsequent depression. Authors: Li, E., Luyten, P., & Midgley, N. (2020).

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  • Linking childhood emotional abuse and adult depressive symptoms: the role of mentalizing incapacity

    This study aims to disentangle the independent effects of emotional abuse on adulthood depressive symptoms by statistically controlling for other forms of childhood maltreatment, and to examine mentalizing incapacity as a potential mediator in this relationship. Authors: Li, E., Carracher, E., & Bird, T. (2020).

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  • Burnout among psychotherapists: a cross-cultural value survey among 12 European countries during the coronavirus disease pandemic

    The aim of this study was to examine cross-cultural differences, as operationalized by Schwartz's refined theory of basic values, in burnout levels among psychotherapists from 12 European countries during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Authors: Van Hoy, A., et al. (2022).

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  • Trust me! Parental embodied mentalizing predicts infant cognitive and language development in longitudinal follow-up

    In this investigation we employed both verbal and non-verbal, body-based, approaches to parental mentalizing, to examine whether parental mentalizing in a clinical sample predicts children’s cognitive and language development 12 months later. Authors: Shai, D., Laor Black, A., Spencer, R., Sleed, M., Baradon, T., Nolte, T., Fonagy, P. (2022).

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  • Subjective wellbeing among psychotherapists during the coronavirus disease pandemic: a cross-cultural survey from 12 European countries

    The aim of this study is to examine the amount of the total variance of the subjective well-being (SWB) of psychotherapists from 12 European countries explained by between-country vs. between-person differences regarding its cognitive (life satisfaction) and affective components (positive affect [PA] and negative affect [NA]). Authors: Van Hoy, A., et al. (2022).

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  • Mapping the journey from epistemic mistrust in depressed adolescents receiving psychotherapy

    The present study aims to create a typology of depressed adolescents’ experiences regarding their different journeys through the course of psychotherapy in relation to issues of epistemic trust and mistrust over a 2-year period. Authors: Li, E., Midgley, N., Luyten, P., Sprecher, E. A., Campbell, C. (2022).

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  • Psychological mediators of the association between childhood emotional abuse and depression: a systematic review

    This review critically evaluates empirical studies examining psychological mediators of the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and subsequent depression. Authors: Li, E., Luyten, P., & Midgley, N. (2020).

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  • The evidence base for psychoanalytic and psychodynamic interventions with children under five years of age and their caregivers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    The systematic review of 77 research studies, including 5,660 participants, shows that therapy in the very early months and years of life can help to prevent and reduce mental health difficulties both for parents and carers and their children by focusing on the crucial relationship between them. Authors: Sleed, M., Li, E., Vainieri, I., & Midgley, N. (2022).