The alliance with young people: where have we been, where are we going?Download the open access paper
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).
Patient and public involvement in youth mental health research: protocol for a systematic review of practices and impactDownload the open access paper
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).
A systematic review of shared decision making interventions in child and youth mental health: synthesising the use of theory, intervention functions and behaviour change techniquesDownload the open access paper
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).
Lighthouse Parenting Programme: description and pilot evaluation of mentalization based treatment (MBT) to address child maltreatmentRead the abstract
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).
Trial protocol for the Supporting Parents Project: a randomised controlled trial of the Lighthouse Parenting ProgrammeDownload the open access paper
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).
Multi-family therapy for separated parents in conflict and their children: intervention development and pilot evaluationRead the abstract
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).
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).
Empowering and supporting parents/carers of high-risk young people assisted by Community Forensic CAMHSRead the abstract
Thirteen Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (F:CAMHS) across England were developed to provide specialist support to young people at high risk of harm to self and in particular others, and their families. The aim of this study is to explore parent/carer experiences of Community F:CAMHS. Thematic analysis of interviews was conducted. Superordinate themes generated focused on 1) facilitators; and 2) barriers to support. Authors: Jacobs, J., Lane, R., D’Souza, S., Cracknell, L., White, O., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2022).