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  • What contributes to good outcomes? The perspective of young people on short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for depressed adolescents

    This study aimed to elucidate what adolescents value in treatment by inductively exploring lived experiences of Short Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (STPP). Authors: Housby, H., Thackeray, L. and Midgley, N. (2021).

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  • Expert clinicians’ prototypes of an adolescent treatment: common and unique factors among four treatment models

    This study aimed investigate (1) whether expert clinicians within psychodynamic therapy, mentalization based treatment (MBT), cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy agree on the essential adolescent psychotherapy processes using the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Set (APQ); (2) whether these four session prototypes can be empirically distinguished; and (3) whether mentalization is a shared component in expert clinicians’ conceptualisations of these four treatment models. Authors: Goodman, G., Calderon, A., & Midgley, N. (2021).

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  • The Reflective Fostering Programme – improving the wellbeing of children in care through a group intervention for foster carers: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Research suggests that supporting the carer-child relationship, by promoting the carer’s reflective parenting, may be an effective approach to improving the wellbeing of these children. Authors: Midgley, N., Irvine, K., Rider, B. et al. (2021).

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  • Psychotherapy dropout: using the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-set to explore the early in-session process of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy

    There is a dearth of research on the actual therapy process and investigation of the interaction between patient and therapist. This study aims to address this paucity through the utilisation of the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-set (APQ) to examine the early treatment period. Authors: Fredum, H., Rost, F., Ulberg, R., Midgley, N., Thoren, A., Aker, J., Johansen, H., Sandvand, L., Tosterud, L., & Dahl, H. (2021).

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  • Patient and public involvement in youth mental health research: protocol for a systematic review of practices and impact

    Youth patient and public involvement (PPI) has been an understudied area. This protocol paper describes a new project that aims to summarize what is known about PPI with young people in mental health research. Authors: Sales, C., et al. (2021).

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  • The clinical challenge of mentalization-based therapy with children who are in ‘pretend mode’

    This paper suggests that the pretend mode is a valuable clinical concept for therapists working with school-age children, but that its use in this context needs some clarification. Authors: Muller, N., Midgley, N. (2020).

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  • Psychodynamic therapy with children and adolescents

    We review the history of psychodynamic approaches to therapy with children and adolescents. Next, we review key elements of a psychodynamic framework in child and adolescent therapy. Finally, we provide examples of contemporary evidence-based psychodynamic treatments for infants and toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents with a range of presenting problems. Authors: Kufferath-Lina, T., Prout, T., Midgley, N., Hepworth, M., & Fonagy, P. (2020).

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  • Toward precision therapeutics: general and specific factors differentiate symptom change in depressed adolescents

    The longitudinal course of multiple symptom domains in adolescents treated for major depression is not known. This study aims to reveal the temporal course of general and specific psychopathology factors, including potential differences between psychotherapies, which may aid therapeutic decision-making. Authors: Aitken, M., Haltigan, J., Szatmari, P., Dubicka, B., Fonagy, P., Kelvin, R., Midgley, N., Reynolds, S., Wilkinson, P. & Goodyer, I. (2020).

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  • Affect-focused psychodynamic Internet-based therapy for adolescent depression: a randomised controlled trial

    This trial examines whether affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic therapy (IPDT) with therapist support is more effective than an internet-based supportive control condition on reducing depression in adolescents. Authors: Lindqvist, K., Mechler, J., 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).

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