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  • Integrating professional identities: an ethnographic study of psychoanalytic child psychotherapy in a children’s social care setting

    The importance of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) collaborating with other agencies is of paramount concern for children with complex difficulties, including children in care. However, there is a lack of research exploring the role of child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapists in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work surrounding these children.

    Authors: Robinson, F., Midgley, N.

  • The therapy process with depressed adolescents who drop out of psychoanalytic psychotherapy: An empirical case study

    This mixed-methods empirical case study aimed to explore the therapeutic process of a 12-session, prematurely ended therapy with a young person with depression in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP).

    Authors: Meier, J., Midgley, N., O'Keeffe, S., & Thackeray, L.

  • Exploring Parental Perspectives on Dropout from Treatment for Adolescent Depression

    This study aimed to explore parents’ perspectives on why their adolescent children dropped out of therapy. Interviews with 12 parents whose adolescent children had dropped out of therapy were purposively selected from a larger dataset to explore their understanding of why their children had stopped going to therapy.

    Authors: Lord, H., O’Keeffe, S., Panagiotopoulou, E., Midgley, N.

  • Lessons about adolescent unipolar depression from the Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies Trial.

    This paper summarizes the results of the Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT) study and its implications for psychological treatment of adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar major depression.

    Authors: Loades, M., Midgley, N., Herring, G., O’Keeffe, S., IMPACT Consortium, Reynolds, S. & Goodyer, I.

  • Innovative moments in therapy of youth treated for depression: An exploratory study

    This study suggests that it is possible to code IMs, identified retrospectively, based on post-therapy interviews with adolescents. Meaningful differences were found between recovered compared to unchanged cases.

    Authors: Mende, F., Batista, J., O’Keeffe, S., Midgley, N., Herniques, M. & Gonçalves, M.

  • Holding a Foster Child’s Mind in Mind: Study Protocol for a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of Mentalization-based Therapy (MBT) for Foster Families

    This trial is the first experimental study of a family therapeutic intervention based on attachment theory for foster families within the Scandinavian context.

    Authors: Dalgaard, N., Villumsen, A.M., Sørensen, K., et al.

  • Understanding change - Developing a typology of therapy outcomes from the experience of adolescents with depression

    Interview data from 83 participants from a clinical trial of the psychological treatment of adolescent depression was analysed using ideal type analysis.

    Authors: Choudhury, A., Lecchi, T. & Midgley, N.

  • Emotion regulation in children (ERiC): A protocol for a randomised clinical trial to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) for school-age children with mixed emotional and behavioural difficulties

    The majority of children referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the UK will present with mixed emotional and behavioural difficulties, but most mental health treatments are developed for single disorders.

    Authors: Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Carter, C., Casey, P., et al.

  • Therapeutic Work for Children with Complex Trauma: A Three-Track Psychodynamic Approach

    Therapeutic Work for Children with Complex Trauma offers a contemporary three-track psychodynamic treatment model to mental health professionals working with traumatised children and their caregivers.

    Authors: Vliegen, N., Tang, E., Midgley, N., Luyten, P., Fonagy, P.