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A Radio 4 documentary, Seeing Unseen Children, on the Lighthouse Parenting Programme is to be aired on Friday 1st February 2019 at 11.00 am. Anna Scott-Brown, award winning documentary maker, followed two parents over a year, tracking their progress through the Lighthouse programme. This intervention has been developed and evaluated by Gerry Byrne and colleagues from ChAPTRe and Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families/UCL. The documentary can be seen here:

Pasco Fearon edited the latest edition of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry’s Annual Research Review, and chaired a webinar with an audience from 15+ countries on the edition (which will be viewable soon on


Nick Midgley has been nominated for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Outstanding Research Award 2019. The winner will be announced at the BACP’s Research Conference in Belfast in May 2019.



The next Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C) training, based on the book: "Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children", will be taking place at the AFNCFCF in June 2019. Please see this link for further information and registration: MBT-C training. Full details about future MBT-C trainings in the UK and elsewhere can be found at: 

The next Reflective Functioning Training on the Parent Development Interview training will be taking place at the AFNCFCF in May 2019.


The next Story Stem Assessment Profile Training will be taking place at the AFNCFCF in June 2019.