Nick Midgley, Co-Director of ChAPTRe
Role: Co-Director of the CHAPTRe Unit
Nick is the co-director of ChAPTRe. He works as a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the AFNCCF and is a senior lecturer in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL.
In his work at the AFNCCF Nick has been involved in the development of mentalization-based treatments for children and families, and has a particular research interest in the use of qualitative methodologies for the study of psychotherapy with children and families.Nick has edited and authored several books, including Minding the Child: Mentalization-Based Interventions for Children and Families , Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: a time-limited approach, and Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy .
Reflective Fostering Programme (RFP): a mentalization-based psycho-education programme for foster carers
TIGA-CUB: Trial on Improving Inter-Generational Attachment for Children Undergoing Behaviour problems
The Coram Project: Adaptation of Mentalization-Based Therapy for Families (MBT-F) for use in post-adoption services
Midgley, N., Ansaldo, F., & Target, M. (2014). The meaningful assessment of therapy outcomes: Incorporating a qualitative study into a randomized controlled trial evaluating the treatment of adolescent depression. Psychotherapy, 51 (1), 128-137. Read more
Abbass, A., Rabung, S., Leichsenring, F., Refseth, J., & Midgley, N. (2013). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: A Meta-analysis of short-term psychodynamic models. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Read more
Midgley, N., Hayes, J., & Cooper, M. (Eds.). (2017). Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: SAGE Publications. Read more
For a full list of publications, click here.
Current UCL PhD students:
Antonella Cirasola (2017-). The role of Therapeutic Alliance in Psychological Therapies for adolescent depression.
Fiona Robinson (2015-). Psychodynamic therapy with looked after children.
Sally O'Keeffe (2015-). Drop-out in adolescent psychotherapy.
Daniel Hayes (2014-). Shared decision making in CAMHS.
Completed UCL PhD students
Ana Calderon (2011-2014), 'The development and validation of the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Set (APQ)'.
Emily Stapley (2012-2015), 'Journey Through the Shadows: The Experience of Being the Parent of an Adolescent Diagnosed with Depression'.