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  • The therapeutic relationship in child psychotherapy: integrating the perspectives of children, parents and therapists

    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).

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  • The evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents: a narrative synthesis

    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).

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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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  • Trust and childhood maltreatment: evidence of bias in appraisal of unfamiliar faces

    Children aged 8–16 years with maltreatment documented on the basis of social services records, and a group of 70 peers completed a trustworthiness face-judgement task in which they appraised the trustworthiness of unfamiliar facial stimuli varying along a computationally modelled trustworthiness dimension. Authors: Neil, L., Viding, E., Armbruster-Genc, D., Lisi, M., Mareschal, I., Rankin, G., Sharp, M., Phillips, H., Rapley, J., Martin, P., McCrory, E. (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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  • 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-olds

    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).

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  • Trajectories of change in general psychopathology levels among depressed adolescents in short-term psychotherapies

    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).

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  • Connecting over the internet: establishing the therapeutic alliance in an internet-based treatment for depressed adolescents

    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).

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  • Embedding interagency working between schools and mental health specialists: a service evaluation of the Mental Health Services and Schools and Colleges Link Programme workshops

    This article reports the results of a service evaluation of a 2-day workshop designed to facilitate improved working between schools and children and young people’s mental health services. Authors: Cortina, M., Shipman, J., Saunders, F., Day, L., Blades, R., Smith, J., & Wolpert, M. (2019).

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