Trust and childhood maltreatment: evidence of bias in appraisal of unfamiliar facesDownload the open access paper
Children aged 8–16 years with maltreatment documented on the basis of social services records, and a group of 70 peers completed a trustworthiness face-judgement task in which they appraised the trustworthiness of unfamiliar facial stimuli varying along a computationally modelled trustworthiness dimension. Authors: Neil, L., Viding, E., Armbruster-Genc, D., Lisi, M., Mareschal, I., Rankin, G., Sharp, M., Phillips, H., Rapley, J., Martin, P., McCrory, E. (2021).
No typical care story: how do care-experienced young people and foster carers understand fostering relationships?Download the open access paper
This article presents findings from a qualitative investigation exploring experiences of relationships between foster carers and the young people in their care. Eight care-experienced young people and nine foster carers participated in interviews and focus groups. Authors: Sprecher, E., Midgley, N., Sleed, M., Tuitt, I., & Hill, D. (2021).
Early manifestations of intellectual performance: evidence that genetic effects on later academic test performance are mediated through verbal performance in early childhoodDownload the open access paper
This study examined whether early executive function or verbal performance mediate genetic influences on subsequent intellectual performance, in U.S.-based adoptees and their birth and adoptive parents, administered measures in 2003-2017. Authors: Austerberry, C., Fearon, P., Ronald, A., Leve, L. D., Ganiban, J., Natsuaki, M. N., Shaw, D. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., & Reiss, D. (2021).
Multi-family therapy for separated parents in conflict and their children: intervention development and pilot evaluationRead the abstract
The aim of this study was to adapt, deliver and evaluate the No Kids in the Middle multi-family programme in three UK pilot sites. This paper reports findings from interviews exploring families’ experiences of this intervention, and questionnaires which measured change for families over the course of the programme. Authors: Mortimer, R., Morris, E., Pursch, B., Roe, A., Sleed, M. (2021).
Association between quetiapine use and self-harm outcomes among people with recorded personality disorder in UK primary care: a self-controlled case series analysisDownload the open access paper
This paper aims to examine associations between periods of quetiapine prescribing and self-harm events in people with personality disorder. Authors: Hayes, J. F., Hardoon, S., Deighton, J., Viding, E., & Osborn, D. P. J. (2022).
Brief Educational Workshops in Secondary Schools Trial (BESST): protocol for a school-based cluster randomised controlled trial of open-access psychological workshop programme for 16–18-year-oldsDownload the open access paper
One intervention that has been shown to be feasible to reducing stress, anxiety and depression in adolescents is a school-based stress workshop programme for 16–18-year-olds (herein called DISCOVER). The next step is to rigorously assess the effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness, of the DISCOVER intervention in a fully powered cluster randomised controlled trial. Authors: Lisk, S., Carter, B., James, K., Stallard, P., Deighton, J., Yarrum, J., Fonagy, P., Day, C., Byford, S., Shearer, J., Weaver, T., Sclare, I., Evans, C., Farrelly, M., Ho, PC., Brown, J. (2022).
The Depression: Online Therapy Study (D:OTS) – a pilot study of an internet-based psychodynamic treatment for adolescents with low mood in the UK, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemicDownload the open access paper
This pilot study examined the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of an English-language adaptation of internet-based psychodynamic treatment for depressed adolescents, undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Authors: Midgley, N., Guerrero-Tates, B., Mortimer, R., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Hajkowski, S., Leibovich, L., Martin, P., Andersson, G., Vlaescu, G., Lilliengren, P., Kitson, A., Butler-Wheelhouse, P., & Philips, B. (2021).
Evaluation of birth companions perinatal and peer support provision in two prison settings in England: a mixed-methods studyDownload the open access paper
This paper reports on insights from an evaluation of Birth Companions (BC) (a UK-based charity) perinatal support in two prison settings in England. The initiative involved the provision of group and/or one-to-one perinatal support and training women prisoners as peer supporters. Authors: Mortimer, R., Thomson, G., Baybutt, M., Whittaker, K. (2022).
Trust me, we can sort this out: a theory-testing case study of the role of epistemic trust in fostering relationshipsDownload the open access paper
Here, a theory-testing single case study methodology, adapted from an approach developed in the field of psychoanalysis, is presented. Authors: Sprecher, E., Li, E., Sleed, M., Midgley, N. (2022).