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  • Digital companion choice to support teachers’ stress self-management: systematic approach through taxonomy creation

    There are thousands of digital companions designed for emotional well-being and stress, including websites, wearables and smartphone apps. The aim of this study is to establish a process for creating a taxonomy to support systematic choice of digital companions for teachers' stress self-management. Authors: Manning, J. B., Blandford, A., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Marshall, P. (2022).

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  • Idiographic patient reported outcome measures (I-PROMs) for routine outcome monitoring in psychological therapies: position paper

    Idiographic patient-reported outcome measures (I-PROMs) are a growing set of individualised tools for use in routine outcome monitoring (ROM) in psychological therapies. This paper presents a position statement on their conceptualisation, use and analysis, based on contemporary evidence and clinical practice. Authors: Sales, C. M. D., Ashworth, M., Ayis, S., Barkham, M., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., Faísca, L., Jacob. J, Xu. D, Cooper, M. (2002).

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  • A qualitative study of how adolescents’ use of coping strategies and support varies in line with their experiences of adversity

    Our aim was twofold: First, to explore the coping strategies and sources of support that adolescents identify as protective (or not) in the face of difficulty over a three-year period; second, to examine how and why this may vary in line with the levels of adversity that they report experiencing in life. Authors: Stapley, E., Stock. S, Deighton. J, Demkowicz. O (2022).

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  • Gender difference in the change of adolescents’ mental health and subjective wellbeing trajectories

    This study investigated any emerging developmental trends of gender differences in mental health problems and subjective wellbeing for young people from early to mid-adolescence in England. Authors: Yoon, Y., Eisenstadt. M, Lereya. T, Deighton. J. (2022).

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  • Barriers and facilitators to sustaining school-based mental health and wellbeing interventions: a systematic review

    In this review, the barriers and facilitators to sustaining mental health and wellbeing interventions in schools are explored. Authors: Moore, A., Stapley, E., Hayes, D., Town, R., and Deighton, J. (2022).

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  • Unpacking the active ingredients of internet-based psychodynamic therapy for adolescents

    Internet-based psychodynamic psychotherapy (iPDT) for adolescents has been found to be effective for treating depression, but not much is known about its active ingredients. This study explored the techniques used in chat sessions in an iPDT program for depressed adolescents, and to investigate whether they predicted improvement in depression symptoms. Authors: Leibovich, L., Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Mortimer, R., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Midgley, N. (2022).

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  • Connecting over the internet: establishing the therapeutic alliance in an internet-based treatment for depressed adolescents

    This study uses data collected during a pilot evaluation of a psychodynamic internet-based therapy for depressed adolescents. The study uses qualitative methods to analyse transcripts of text-based communication between the young people and their therapists. The aim is to identify and describe the key features of therapeutic alliance, and reflect upon the implications for theory and clinical practice. Authors: Leibovich, L., Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Mortimer, R., Edbrooke-Childs, J. & Midgley, N. (2022).

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  • Predictors of child and adolescent mental health treatment outcome

    We examined the predictors of treatment outcome or improvement in mental health difficulties for young people accessing child and adolescent mental health services. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Rashid, A., Ritchie, B., & Deighton, J. (2022).

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  • How does the association between special education need and absence vary overtime and across special education need types?

    We investigated special education needs (SEN) as a risk factor for absenteeism. For 418,455 mainstream secondary school students from 151 local authorities in England, multilevel linear regression models were run to investigate the association between SEN, SEN types and absenteeism during their secondary school period from year 7 to year 11. Authors: Lereya, T., Cattan, S, Yoon, Y., Gilbert, R. & Deighton, J. (2022).

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