Exploring the structure, quality, and associations of Palestinian mothers’ high-risk mental representations in war conditionsRead the abstract
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).
The factor structure of the Working Alliance Inventory short-form in youth psychotherapy: an empirical investigationRead the abstract
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).
When adolescents stop psychological therapy: rupture-repair in the therapeutic alliance and association with therapy endingRead the abstract
This study investigated whether markers of rupture–repair in the alliance were indicative of different types of treatment ending in adolescents receiving psychological treatment for depression. Authors: O'Keefe, S., Martin, P., & Midgley, N. (2020).
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).
Unpacking the active ingredients of internet-based psychodynamic therapy for adolescentsDownload
This paper aims to explore 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).
Trajectories of change in general psychopathology levels among depressed adolescents in short-term psychotherapiesDownload the open access paper
This paper aims to identify and describe trajectories of change in general psychopathology (p) levels among depressed adolescents who received one of three types of short-term therapies (namely Cognitive–Behavioural Therapy, Short-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and a Brief Psychosocial Intervention). Authors: Fiorini, G., Saunders, R., Fonagy, P., The IMPACT Consortium, Midgley, N. (2022).
Connecting over the internet: establishing the therapeutic alliance in an internet-based treatment for depressed adolescentsRead the abstract
This study uses data collected during a pilot evaluation of a psychodynamic internet-based therapy for depressed adolescents. The adolescents had instant-messaging chats with their therapists once a week, over 10 weeks. Authors: Mortimer, R., Somerville, M.P., Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Leibovich, L., Guerrero-Tates, B., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Martin, P., & Midgley, N. (2022).