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).
The evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents: a narrative synthesisDownload the open access paper
This systematic review aims to provide a narrative synthesis of the evidence base for psychodynamic therapy with children and adolescents. Authors: Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Cirasola, A., Batra, P., & Kennedy, E. (2021).
Internet-based psychodynamic 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
Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent depression has demonstrated efficacy in previous trials. In order to broaden the range of evidence-based treatments for young people, we evaluated a newly developed affect-focused internet-based psychodynamic treatment in a previous study with promising results. Authors: Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Carlbring, P. et al. (2020).
How to manage endings in unsuccessful therapy: a qualitative comparison of youth and clinician perspectivesDownload the open access paper
Approximately half of those who access child and adolescent mental health services do not show measurable improvement in symptoms. This study aimed to provide practice recommendations for managing treatment endings, particularly when outcomes have not improved. Authors: Bear, H. A., Dalzell, K., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Garland, L., & Wolpert, M. (2021).
Psychological support interventions for healthcare providers and informal caregivers during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a systematic review of the literature.Download the open access paper
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers and informal caregivers were at an increased risk of adverse mental health effects. This systematic review provides a summary of the available evidence on the content and efficacy of the psychological support interventions in increasing mental health among healthcare providers and informal caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Authors: Bertuzzi, V., Semonella, M., Bruno, D., Manna, C., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., Giusti, E. M., Castelnuovo. G., & Pietrabissa, G. (2021).
The Depression: Online Therapy Study (D:OTS) – pilot study of an internet-based psychodynamic treatment for adolescents with low mood in the UK, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemicDownload the open access paper
This pilot study examined the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of an English-language adaptation of internet-based psychodynamic treatment (iPDT) for depressed adolescents, undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Methods: A single-group, uncontrolled design was used. Authors: Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Guerrero-Tates, B., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K.,Gajikowski. S, Leibovich. L, Martin. P, Andersson. G, Vlaescu. G, Lillengren. P, Kitson. A, Butler-Wheelhouse. P., & Philips, B. (2021).
Digital companion choice to support teachers’ stress self-management: systematic approach through taxonomy creationDownload the open access paper
There are thousands of digital companions designed for emotional well-being and stress, including websites, wearables and smartphone apps. The aim of this study is to establish a process for creating a taxonomy to support systematic choice of digital companions for teachers' stress self-management. Authors: Manning, J. B., Blandford, A., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Marshall, P. (2022).