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).
Toward precision therapeutics: general and specific factors differentiate symptom change in depressed adolescentsDownload the open access paper
The longitudinal course of multiple symptom domains in adolescents treated for major depression is not known. This study aims to reveal the temporal course of general and specific psychopathology factors, including potential differences between psychotherapies, which may aid therapeutic decision-making. Authors: Aitken, M., Haltigan, J., Szatmari, P., Dubicka, B., Fonagy, P., Kelvin, R., Midgley, N., Reynolds, S., Wilkinson, P. & Goodyer, I. (2020).
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).
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).
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).
Enhancing parental reflective functioning through early dyadic interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysisDownload the open access paper
The aim of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of dyadic interventions targeting parents of infant and toddlers, in improving parental reflective functioning and a number of secondary outcomes. Authors: Barlow, J., Midgley, N., & Sleed, M. (2020).
The therapeutic relationship in child psychotherapy: integrating the perspectives of children, parents and therapistsRead the abstract
This study addresses the therapeutic relationship in child psychotherapy, through an exploration of the experience of the main actors engaged in child psychotherapy. Authors: Núñez, L., Midgley, N., Capella, C., Alamo, N., Mortimer, R., Krause, M. (2021).
The evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents: a narrative synthesisDownload the open access paper
This systematic review aims to provide a narrative synthesis of the evidence base for psychodynamic therapy with children and adolescents. Authors: Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Cirasola, A., Batra, P., & Kennedy, E. (2021).