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).
Studying the process of psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy: embodied and discursive aspectsRead the abstract
This paper presents findings from an intensive, mixed methods case study of one session of psychoanalytic parent–infant psychotherapy addressing early relational trauma, and aims to shed light on the multimodal interactive processes that take place in the moment-to-moment exchanges comprising the therapeutic encounter. Authors: Avdi, E., Amiran, K., Sleed, M., & Baradon, T. (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).
A qualitative analysis of goals set by foster carers seeking support for their child’s emotional wellbeingDownload the open access paper
The present study seeks to examine the goals that carers who are looking after children with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties set at the start of an intervention, the Reflective Fostering Programme, designed to support them. Authors: Ranzato, E., Austerberry, C., Besser, S.J., Cirasola, A., Midgley, N. (2021).
Mentalization based interventions for children aged 6–12 and their carers: a narrative systematic reviewDownload the open access paper
Mentalization based treatment (MBT), which aims to improve mentalizing capacity, is widely used in adults and in parent-infant therapy, but adaptations of MBT for middle childhood are less well documented. A systematic search of key databases was carried out using a PICO model. Authors: Midgley, N., Sprecher, E., & Sleed, M. (2021).
The Reflective Fostering Programme: evaluating the intervention co-delivered by social work professionals and foster carersRead the abstract
This paper aims to present the evaluation of an adaptation of the reflective fostering programme, a group-based programme to support foster carers. Authors: Midgley, N., Sprecher, E.A., Cirasola, A., Redfern, S., Pursch, B., Smith, C., Douglas, S., Martin, P. (2021).
Early manifestations of intellectual performance: evidence that genetic effects on later academic test performance are mediated through verbal performance in early childhoodDownload the open access paper
This study examined whether early executive function or verbal performance mediate genetic influences on subsequent intellectual performance, in U.S.-based adoptees and their birth and adoptive parents, administered measures in 2003-2017. Authors: Austerberry, C., Fearon, P., Ronald, A., Leve, L. D., Ganiban, J., Natsuaki, M. N., Shaw, D. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., & Reiss, D. (2021).
Multi-family therapy for separated parents in conflict and their children: intervention development and pilot evaluationRead the abstract
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).