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  • Affect-focused psychodynamic Internet-based therapy for adolescent depression: a randomised controlled trial

    This trial examines whether affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic therapy (IPDT) with therapist support is more effective than an internet-based supportive control condition on reducing depression in adolescents. Authors: Lindqvist, K., Mechler, J., 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).

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  • Exploring silence in short term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adolescents with depression

    This study aims to explore silence in adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy, by studying the emergence of silence in therapy sessions. Authors: Acheson, R., Verdenhalven, N., Avdi, E., & Midgley, N. (2020).

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  • Teenage boys in therapy: a qualitative study of male adolescents’ experiences of short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy

    This qualitative study aimed to explore the therapeutic experiences of five male adolescents (aged 16 to 18 years) with moderate to severe depression, who engaged in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy as part of a randomised controlled trial. Authors: Marotti, J., Thackeray, L. & Midgley, N. (2020).

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  • A comprehensive mapping of outcomes following psychotherapy for adolescent depression: the perspectives of young people, their parents and therapists

    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).

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  • The therapeutic process in psychodynamic therapy with children with different capacities for mentalizing

    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).

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  • Internet-based psychodynamic therapy versus cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with depression: study protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (the ERiCA study)

    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).

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  • How do therapists assess suitability? A qualitative study exploring therapists' judgements of treatment suitability for depressed adolescents

    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).

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  • A qualitative study of parents’ understanding and motivation to take part in a randomised controlled trial in the field of adolescent mental health

    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).

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  • “I didn’t have to look her in the eyes” – participants’ experiences of the therapeutic relationship in internet-based psychodynamic therapy for adolescent depression

    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).

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