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).
Exploring silence in short term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adolescents with depressionRead the abstract
This study aims to explore silence in adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy, by studying the emergence of silence in therapy sessions. Authors: Acheson, R., Verdenhalven, N., Avdi, E., & Midgley, N. (2020).
Teenage boys in therapy: a qualitative study of male adolescents’ experiences of short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapyRead the abstract
This qualitative study aimed to explore the therapeutic experiences of five male adolescents (aged 16 to 18 years) with moderate to severe depression, who engaged in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy as part of a randomised controlled trial. Authors: Marotti, J., Thackeray, L. & Midgley, N. (2020).
A comprehensive mapping of outcomes following psychotherapy for adolescent depression: the perspectives of young people, their parents and therapistsDownload
This study mapped the types of change described by three key stakeholder groups following psychotherapy for depression, and compared the salience of these outcomes with the frequency of their measurement in recent quantitative treatment effectiveness studies for adolescent depression. Authors: Krause, K., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Wolpert, M. (2020).
The therapeutic process in psychodynamic therapy with children with different capacities for mentalizingRead the abstract
The aim of this study was to explore the therapeutic process in psychodynamic therapy with school-age children with different kinds of difficulties and mentalizing profiles. Authors: Ramires, V., Carvalho, C., Goodman, G., Midgley, N. & Polli. R. (2020).
Internet-based psychodynamic therapy versus cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with depression: study protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (the ERiCA study)Download the open access paper
In order to broaden the range of evidence-based treatments for young people, we evaluated a newly developed affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic treatment (IPDT) in a previous study with promising results. The purpose of the planned study is to evaluate the efficacy of IPDT for adolescent depression in a non-inferiority trial, comparing it to internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy. Authors: Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Carlbring, P., Lilliengren, P., Falkenström, F., Andersson, G., Topooco, N., Johansson, R., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Dahl, H-S., Sandell, R., Thorén, A., Ulberg, R., Bergsten, K. & Philips, B. (2020).
“I didn’t have to look her in the eyes” – participants’ experiences of the therapeutic relationship in internet-based psychodynamic therapy for adolescent depressionDownload the open access paper
This study aims to explore young people's perceptions of the relationship with the therapist in internet-based psychodynamic treatment for adolescent depression. Authors: Lindqvist, K., Mechler, J., Midgley, N., Carlbring, P., Carstorp, K., Neikter, H. K., Strid, F., Below. C. V., & Philips, B. (2022).
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).
‘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).