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  • Barriers and facilitators to shared decision making in child and youth mental health: clinician perspectives using the Theorectial Domains Framework

    Shared decision making (SDM) is increasingly being suggested as an integral part of mental health provision. Yet, there is little research on what clinicians believe the barriers and facilitators around practice to be. Authors: Hayes, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Town, R., Wolpert, M., Midgley, N. (2018).

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  • A scoping review of the factors that influence families’ ability or capacity to provide young people with emotional support over the transition to adulthood

    A scoping review was conducted to identify the factors that influence families’ ability or capacity to provide young people with emotional support during the transition to adulthood, and to understand the gaps in this research area. Authors: Stapley, E., Vainieri, I., Li, E., Merrick, H., Jeffery, M., Foreman, S., Cortina, M. et al. (2021).

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  • The therapeutic relationship and change process in child psychotherapy: a qualitative, longitudinal study of the views of children, parents and therapists

    Through the perspectives of children, parents and therapists, this study explored the therapeutic relationship as a change facilitator in different moments of psychotherapy. Authors: Nuñez, L., Fernández, S., Alamo, N., Midgley, N., Capella, C., & Krause, M. (2022).

  • The alliance with young people: where have we been, where are we going?

    This article aims to (a) critically review the existing knowledge on the alliance in youth psychotherapy from its definition to the existing research and (b) discuss some of the implications of this knowledge for clinical practice ad future research. Authors: Cirasola, A., & Midgley, N. (2022).

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  • Patient and public involvement in youth mental health research: protocol for a systematic review of practices and impact

    Youth patient and public involvement (PPI) has been an understudied area. This protocol paper describes a new project that aims to summarize what is known about PPI with young people in mental health research. Authors: Sales, C., et al. (2021).

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  • A systematic review of shared decision making interventions in child and youth mental health: synthesising the use of theory, intervention functions and behaviour change techniques

    Reviews around interventions to improve shared decision making (SDM) for child and youth mental health have produced inconclusive findings on what approaches increase participation. The aim of this review was to explore these factors and ascertain how, if at all, these contribute to SDM. Authors: Hayes, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Town, R., Wolpert, M., & Midgley, N. (2021).

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  • Lighthouse Parenting Programme: description and pilot evaluation of mentalization based treatment (MBT) to address child maltreatment

    This article introduces an innovative mentalization based treatment (MBT) parenting intervention for families where children are at risk of maltreatment. The Lighthouse MBT Parenting Programme aims to prevent child maltreatment by promoting sensitive caregiving in parents. Authors: Byrne, G., Sleed, M., Fearon, P., Midgley, N., Mein, C., Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2018).

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  • Trial protocol for the Supporting Parents Project: a randomised controlled trial of the Lighthouse Parenting Programme

    A randomised controlled trial and implementation evaluation of the Lighthouse Parenting Programme for parents with children on recent child protection plans. Authors: Sleed, M., Midgley, N., Fearon, P., Martin, P., & Byrne, G. (2021).

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  • Multi-family therapy for separated parents in conflict and their children: intervention development and pilot evaluation

    The aim of this study was to adapt, deliver and evaluate the No Kids in the Middle multi-family programme in three UK pilot sites. This paper reports findings from interviews exploring families’ experiences of this intervention, and questionnaires which measured change for families over the course of the programme. Authors: Mortimer, R., Morris, E., Pursch, B., Roe, A., Sleed, M. (2021).

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