The therapeutic relationship and change process in child psychotherapy: a qualitative, longitudinal study of the views of children, parents and therapists
Through the perspectives of children, parents and therapists, this study explored the therapeutic relationship as a change facilitator in different moments of psychotherapy. Authors: Nuñez, L., Fernández, S., Alamo, N., Midgley, N., Capella, C., & Krause, M. (2022).
"It’s always difficult when it’s family… whereas when you're talking to a therapist…" Parents’ views of cognitive behaviour therapy for depressed adolescentsDownload the open access paper
Little is known about how parents experience their child’s psychological therapy. We aimed to explore parents’ experiences of their adolescent child’s cognitive behavioural therapy for depression. Authors: Schlimm, K., Loades, M., Hards, E., Reynolds, S., Parkinson, M. & Midgley, N. (2021).
The Reflective Fostering Programme – improving the wellbeing of children in care through a group intervention for foster carers: study protocol for a randomised controlled trialDownload the open access paper
Research suggests that supporting the carer-child relationship, by promoting the carer’s reflective parenting, may be an effective approach to improving the wellbeing of these children. Authors: Midgley, N., Irvine, K., Rider, B. et al. (2021).
The building of epistemic trust: an adoptive family’s experience of mentalization based therapyRead the abstract
This study aims to investigate how epistemic mistrust is addressed and how epistemic trust is established within the mentalization based therapy framework. Authors: Jaffrani, A., Sunley, T., & Midgley, N. (2020).
A qualitative study of parents’ understanding and motivation to take part in a randomised controlled trial in the field of adolescent mental healthDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to investigate parents’ perspectives on participating in a trial for psychological treatment of depression. The study explored parents’ motivations, understanding of the trial and perspectives on the acceptability of the trial. Authors: O'Keeffe, S., Weitkamp, K., Isaacs. D., Target, M., Eatough, V., & Midgley, N. (2020).
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).
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).
Supporting foster carers to meet the needs of looked after children: a feasibility and pilot evaluation of the Reflective Fostering ProgrammeDownload the open access paper
This study presents the feasibility and pilot evaluation of the Reflective Fostering Programme, a recently developed, group-based program to support foster carers, based on the concept of 'reflective parenting'. Authors: Midgley, N., Cirasola, A., Austerberry, C., Ranzato, E., West, G., Martin, P., Redfern, S., Cotmore, R., & Park, T. (2019).
‘What support would you find helpful?’ The relationship between treatment expectations, therapeutic engagement and clinical outcomes in parent-infant psychotherapy.Read the abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of pretreatment expectations on clinical outcomes and engagement in Parent–Infant Psychotherapy (PIP). Authors: Ransley, R., Sleed, M., Baradon, T., Fonagy, P. (2019).