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PIP-RCT

  • Research Project Team

    • Dr Michelle Sleed,
    • Prof. Peter Fonagy,
    • Tessa Baradon

    Contact

    Michelle.Sleed@annafreud.org

  • Background

    The PIP RCT is looking at outcomes of the Anna Freud Centre model of Parent-Infant Psychotherapy compared to the health and support services that are routinely available to parents and young infants in their local areas.

  • Aims

    • To evaluate the outcomes of PIP versus routine care for maternal mental health

    • To evaluate the outcomes of PIP versus routine care for infant development

    • To evaluate the outcomes of PIP versus routine care for the parent-infant relationship
  • Methodology

    Mother-infant dyads were referred by health and social care professionals from a number of inner city London sites. Participants were randomly allocated to either the treatment group, being offered weekly sessions of ‘Parent-Infant Psychotherapy’, or the control group, receiving routine care.

    Mother-infant dyads were assessed at three time points (baseline, 6 month and 12 month follow up) using a standardised battery of outcome measures looking at maternal variables, infant variables and the parent-infant relationship.

  • Results

    The recruitment and data collection has now been completed and the results are being written up for publication.