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  • The Use of Mentalization-Based Techniques in Online Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy

    In this study, multilevel modelling analyses showed children with higher emotional lability benefited more from attention control interventions compared to those with lower emotional lability.

    Authors: Ayşenur, C., Halfon, S., Bate, J. & Midgley, N.

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  • The Reflective Fostering Programme-Adapting a group parenting programme for online delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom

    There are opportunities and challenges in the delivery of online therapeutic services, particularly those with a group format. This paper contributes initial reflections to what we hope will be a rapidly developing literature on best practice of supporting group services in an online format.

    Authors: Redfern S, Pursch B, Katangwe-Chigamba T, Sopp R, Irvine K, Sprecher EA, Schwaiger T, Midgley N.

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  • Integrating professional identities: an ethnographic study of psychoanalytic child psychotherapy in a children’s social care setting

    The importance of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) collaborating with other agencies is of paramount concern for children with complex difficulties, including children in care. However, there is a lack of research exploring the role of child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapists in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work surrounding these children.

    Authors: Robinson, F., Midgley, N.

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  • The therapy process with depressed adolescents who drop out of psychoanalytic psychotherapy: An empirical case study

    This mixed-methods empirical case study aimed to explore the therapeutic process of a 12-session, prematurely ended therapy with a young person with depression in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP).

    Authors: Meier, J., Midgley, N., O'Keeffe, S., & Thackeray, L.

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  • Caregiver Mentalizing and Child Emotional Regulation: A Novel Approach to Examining Bidirectional Impact

    This study investigated the link between a foster carer's ability to mentalize and how this impacted on the emotional regulation of a child they care for. It used detailed analysis of video recordings of interactions between one foster carer and one child in their care. This study used data from a project called the Relationship Stories study, that is part of the Reflective Fostering Study funded by the NIHR.

    Authors: Sprecher, E., Cresswell, C., Kerr-Davis, A., Sleed, M. & Midgley, N.

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  • Exploring Parental Perspectives on Dropout from Treatment for Adolescent Depression

    This study aimed to explore parents’ perspectives on why their adolescent children dropped out of therapy. Interviews with 12 parents whose adolescent children had dropped out of therapy were purposively selected from a larger dataset to explore their understanding of why their children had stopped going to therapy.

    Authors: Lord, H., O’Keeffe, S., Panagiotopoulou, E., Midgley, N.

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  • Lessons about adolescent unipolar depression from the Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies Trial.

    This paper summarizes the results of the Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT) study and its implications for psychological treatment of adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar major depression.

    Authors: Loades, M., Midgley, N., Herring, G., O’Keeffe, S., IMPACT Consortium, Reynolds, S. & Goodyer, I.

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  • Innovative moments in therapy of youth treated for depression: An exploratory study

    This study suggests that it is possible to code IMs, identified retrospectively, based on post-therapy interviews with adolescents. Meaningful differences were found between recovered compared to unchanged cases.

    Authors: Mende, F., Batista, J., O’Keeffe, S., Midgley, N., Herniques, M. & Gonçalves, M.

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  • Holding a Foster Child’s Mind in Mind: Study Protocol for a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of Mentalization-based Therapy (MBT) for Foster Families

    This trial is the first experimental study of a family therapeutic intervention based on attachment theory for foster families within the Scandinavian context.

    Authors: Dalgaard, N., Villumsen, A.M., Sørensen, K., et al.

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