Sally O'Keeffe, PhD student


My PhD research is investigating why adolescents with depression drop out of psychotherapy. This mixed-methods research will explore risk factors and treatment factors of dropout, and adolescents’ perspectives of why they drop out of therapy. This research is based at the Anna Freud Centre, and will draw on data from the IMPACT and IMPACT-ME studies, which are investigating psychotherapy in the treatment of adolescent depression. My general interests are in psychological therapies in the treatment of mental health problems, and as a part-time student I am also Trial Coordinator for the REDIT trial, which is investigating Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy as a treatment for adult depression.


Start date:

October 2015

PhD supervisors:

Dr Nick Midgley and Dr Peter Martin


A UCL Impact Studentship, part-funded by the Monument Trust