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  • Reflective functioning on the Parent Development Interview: validity and reliability in relation to socio-demographic factors

    The aim of this study was to examine the distributions and discriminant and criterion validity of the Reflective Functioning coding of the Parent Development Interview (PDI-RF) scale in relation to a number of demographic and socioeconomic factors. Authors: Sleed, M., Slade, A., & Fonagy, P. (2018).

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  • Supporting foster carers to meet the needs of looked after children: a feasibility and pilot evaluation of the Reflective Fostering Programme

    This study presents the feasibility and pilot evaluation of the Reflective Fostering Programme, a recently developed, group-based program to support foster carers, based on the concept of 'reflective parenting'. Authors: Midgley, N., Cirasola, A., Austerberry, C., Ranzato, E., West, G., Martin, P., Redfern, S., Cotmore, R., & Park, T. (2019).

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  • ‘I just stopped going’: a mixed methods investigation into types of therapy dropout in adolescents with depression

    This study aimed to identify whether there were more meaningful categories of dropout than the existing dropout definition, and to test whether this refined categorization of dropout was associated with clinical outcomes. Authors: O'Keefe, S., Martin, P., Target, M., & Midgley, N. (2019).

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  • Prognostic implications for adolescents with depression who drop out of psychological treatment during a randomised controlled trial

    This study aimed to examine clinical outcomes in adolescents with depression who dropped out of psychological therapy and to determine whether this varied by treatment type. Authors: O'Keefe, S., Martin, P., Goodyer, I. M., Kelvin, R., Dubicka, B., IMPACT Consortium., & Midgley, N. (2019).

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  • ‘What support would you find helpful?’ The relationship between treatment expectations, therapeutic engagement and clinical outcomes in parent-infant psychotherapy.

    The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of pretreatment expectations on clinical outcomes and engagement in Parent–Infant Psychotherapy (PIP). Authors: Ransley, R., Sleed, M., Baradon, T., Fonagy, P. (2019).

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  • Pride before a fall: shame, diagnostic crossover, and eating disorders

    This paper discusses the findings of qualitative research that examined the accounts of five 'mostly recovered' ex-patients who had experienced transition between two or more eating disorder diagnoses. Authors: Mortimer, R. (2019).

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  • Exploring the structure, quality, and associations of Palestinian mothers’ high-risk mental representations in war conditions

    This pilot study examines the feasibility of a novel coding system for the Parent Development Interview (PDI) interview (ARR, Assessment of Representational Risk) in assessing 50 war-exposed Palestinian mothers’ caregiving representations. Authors: Isoavi, S. & Sleed, M. (2020).

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  • The factor structure of the Working Alliance Inventory short-form in youth psychotherapy: an empirical investigation

    This study investigated the factor structure of the WAI-S in psychotherapy for adolescent depression and explored its measurement invariance across time, therapeutic approaches and patients’ and therapists’ perspectives. Authors: Cirsola, A., Midgley, N., Fonagy, P., Impact Consortium, Martin, P. (2020).

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  • Studying the process of psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy: embodied and discursive aspects

    This paper presents findings from an intensive, mixed methods case study of one session of psychoanalytic parent–infant psychotherapy addressing early relational trauma, and aims to shed light on the multimodal interactive processes that take place in the moment-to-moment exchanges comprising the therapeutic encounter. Authors: Avdi, E., Amiran, K., Sleed, M., & Baradon, T. (2020).

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