What contributes to good outcomes? The perspective of young people on short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for depressed adolescentsDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to elucidate what adolescents value in treatment by inductively exploring lived experiences of Short Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (STPP). Authors: Housby, H., Thackeray, L. and Midgley, N. (2021).
Expert clinicians’ prototypes of an adolescent treatment: common and unique factors among four treatment modelsRead the abstract
This study aimed investigate (1) whether expert clinicians within psychodynamic therapy, mentalization based treatment (MBT), cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy agree on the essential adolescent psychotherapy processes using the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Set (APQ); (2) whether these four session prototypes can be empirically distinguished; and (3) whether mentalization is a shared component in expert clinicians’ conceptualisations of these four treatment models. Authors: Goodman, G., Calderon, A., & Midgley, N. (2021).
Reflective functioning on the Parent Development Interview: validity and reliability in relation to socio-demographic factorsRead the abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the distributions and discriminant and criterion validity of the Reflective Functioning coding of the Parent Development Interview (PDI-RF) scale in relation to a number of demographic and socioeconomic factors. Authors: Sleed, M., Slade, A., & Fonagy, P. (2018).
Health system influences on potentially avoidable hospital admissions by secondary mental health service use: a national ecological studyDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to compare area-level potentially avoidable hospital admissions (PAAs) rates among people using and not using secondary mental health services in England and to identify health system features that may influence between-area PAA variation. Authors: Woodhead, C., Martin, P., Osborn, D., Barratt, H., & Raine, R. (2021).
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-oldsDownload the open access paper
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).
Trajectories of change of youth depressive symptoms in routine care: shape, predictors, and service-use implicationsRead the abstract
This study used multilevel modeling to examine the average trajectory of change and the factors associated with change in depressive symptoms in a large sample of youth seen in routine mental health care services in England. Authors: Napoleone, E., Evans, C., Patalay, P., Wolpert, M., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2019).
Predicting mental health improvement and deterioration in a large community sample of 11- to 13-year-oldsDownload the open access paper
This study examined rates of reliable improvement/deterioration for children in a school sample over time. N = 9074 children from 118 secondary schools across England provided self-report mental health (SDQ), quality of life and demographic data (age, ethnicity and free school meals (FSM) at baseline and 1 year and self-report data on access to mental health support at 1 year). Authors: Wolpert, M., Zamperoni, V., Napaleone, E., Patalay, P., Jacob, J., Fokkema, M., Promberger, M., Costa da Silva, L., Patel, M., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2019).
A feasibility trial of Power Up: a smartphone app to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health in young peopleDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to determine the feasibility of undertaking a cluster randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a smartphone app, Power Up, co-designed with young people to support patient activation and shared decision making for mental health. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Edridge, C., Averill, P., Delane, L., Hollis, C., Craven, M.P., Martin, K., Feltham, A., Jeremy, G., Deighton, J., & Wolpert, M. (2019).
The Child Outcome Rating Scale: validating a four-item measure of psychosocial functioning in community and clinic samples of children aged 10–15Read the abstract
This paper describes psychometric analysis of the Child Outcome Rating Scale (CORS), a brief and highly accessible self-report measure of young people’s psychosocial functioning already used extensively by mental health professionals around the world but with only limited data on psychometric robustness. Authors: Casey, P., Patalay, P., Deighton, J., Miller, S.D, Wolpert, M. (2019).