The therapeutic relationship in child psychotherapy: integrating the perspectives of children, parents and therapistsRead the abstract
This study addresses the therapeutic relationship in child psychotherapy, through an exploration of the experience of the main actors engaged in child psychotherapy. Authors: Núñez, L., Midgley, N., Capella, C., Alamo, N., Mortimer, R., Krause, M. (2021).
The alliance–outcome association in the treatment of adolescent depressionRead the abstract
The current study explored the directions of effect between alliance and outcome by examining the associations between early alliance and subsequent outcome while controlling for patients’ baseline severity and prior symptom change. Authors: Cirsola, A., Midgley, N., Fonagy, P., IMPACT Consortium, Martin, P. (2021).
A qualitative analysis of goals set by foster carers seeking support for their child’s emotional wellbeingDownload the open access paper
The present study seeks to examine the goals that carers who are looking after children with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties set at the start of an intervention, the Reflective Fostering Programme, designed to support them. Authors: Ranzato, E., Austerberry, C., Besser, S.J., Cirasola, A., Midgley, N. (2021).
The evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents: a narrative synthesisDownload the open access paper
This systematic review aims to provide a narrative synthesis of the evidence base for psychodynamic therapy with children and adolescents. Authors: Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Cirasola, A., Batra, P., & Kennedy, E. (2021).
Mentalization based interventions for children aged 6–12 and their carers: a narrative systematic reviewDownload the open access paper
Mentalization based treatment (MBT), which aims to improve mentalizing capacity, is widely used in adults and in parent-infant therapy, but adaptations of MBT for middle childhood are less well documented. A systematic search of key databases was carried out using a PICO model. Authors: Midgley, N., Sprecher, E., & Sleed, M. (2021).
The Assessment of Representational Risk (ARR): development and psychometric properties of a new tool for assessing risk in the parent–infant relationshipRead the abstract
This study describes the development and initial validation of the assessment of representational risk (ARR) coding system to be applied to the parent development interview (Slade, A., Aber, J. L., Bresgi, I., Berger, B., & Kaplan, M. (2004). Authors: Sleed, M., Isosavi, S., & Fonagy, P. (2021).
The Reflective Fostering Programme: evaluating the intervention co-delivered by social work professionals and foster carersRead the abstract
This paper aims to present the evaluation of an adaptation of the reflective fostering programme, a group-based programme to support foster carers. Authors: Midgley, N., Sprecher, E.A., Cirasola, A., Redfern, S., Pursch, B., Smith, C., Douglas, S., Martin, P. (2021).
Trial protocol for the Supporting Parents Project: a randomised controlled trial of the Lighthouse Parenting ProgrammeDownload the open access paper
A randomised controlled trial and implementation evaluation of the Lighthouse Parenting Programme for parents with children on recent child protection plans. Authors: Sleed, M., Midgley, N., Fearon, P., Martin, P., & Byrne, G. (2021).
Health system influences on potentially avoidable hospital admissions by secondary mental health service use: a national ecological studyDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to compare area-level potentially avoidable hospital admissions (PAAs) rates among people using and not using secondary mental health services in England and to identify health system features that may influence between-area PAA variation. Authors: Woodhead, C., Martin, P., Osborn, D., Barratt, H., & Raine, R. (2021).