A comprehensive mapping of outcomes following psychotherapy for adolescent depression: the perspectives of young people, their parents and therapistsDownload
This study mapped the types of change described by three key stakeholder groups following psychotherapy for depression, and compared the salience of these outcomes with the frequency of their measurement in recent quantitative treatment effectiveness studies for adolescent depression. Authors: Krause, K., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Wolpert, M. (2020).
The therapeutic process in psychodynamic therapy with children with different capacities for mentalizingRead the abstract
The aim of this study was to explore the therapeutic process in psychodynamic therapy with school-age children with different kinds of difficulties and mentalizing profiles. Authors: Ramires, V., Carvalho, C., Goodman, G., Midgley, N. & Polli. R. (2020).
Internet-based psychodynamic therapy versus cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with depression: study protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (the ERiCA study)Download the open access paper
In order to broaden the range of evidence-based treatments for young people, we evaluated a newly developed affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic treatment (IPDT) in a previous study with promising results. The purpose of the planned study is to evaluate the efficacy of IPDT for adolescent depression in a non-inferiority trial, comparing it to internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy. Authors: Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Carlbring, P., Lilliengren, P., Falkenström, F., Andersson, G., Topooco, N., Johansson, R., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Dahl, H-S., Sandell, R., Thorén, A., Ulberg, R., Bergsten, K. & Philips, B. (2020).
How do therapists assess suitability? A qualitative study exploring therapists' judgements of treatment suitability for depressed adolescentsRead the abstract
The study aimed to explore how therapists working with depressed teenagers make judgements about treatment suitability across three treatment modalities: (a) Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, (b) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and (c) Brief Psychosocial Intervention. Authors: Nakajima, M., Dykiert, D., Wilkinson, P. & Midgley, N. (2021).
A qualitative study of parents’ understanding and motivation to take part in a randomised controlled trial in the field of adolescent mental healthDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to investigate parents’ perspectives on participating in a trial for psychological treatment of depression. The study explored parents’ motivations, understanding of the trial and perspectives on the acceptability of the trial. Authors: O'Keeffe, S., Weitkamp, K., Isaacs. D., Target, M., Eatough, V., & Midgley, N. (2020).
“I didn’t have to look her in the eyes” – participants’ experiences of the therapeutic relationship in internet-based psychodynamic therapy for adolescent depressionDownload the open access paper
This study aims to explore young people's perceptions of the relationship with the therapist in internet-based psychodynamic treatment for adolescent depression. Authors: Lindqvist, K., Mechler, J., Midgley, N., Carlbring, P., Carstorp, K., Neikter, H. K., Strid, F., Below. C. V., & Philips, B. (2022).
Therapists' techniques in the treatment of adolescent depressionDownload the open access paper
The aims of this study were: to establish the fidelity of two established psychological therapies – cognitive behavioural therapy and short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy – in the treatment of adolescent depression; and to examine whether they were delivered with adherence to their respective treatment modalities, and if they could be differentiated from each other and from a reference treatment (a brief psychosocial intervention; BPI). Authors: Midgley, N., Reynolds, S., Kelvin, R., Loades, M., Calderon, A., Martin, P., & O'Keeffe, S. (2018).
‘I just stopped going’: a mixed methods investigation into types of therapy dropout in adolescents with depressionDownload the open access paper
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).
Prognostic implications for adolescents with depression who drop out of psychological treatment during a randomised controlled trialRead the abstract
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).