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Dr Nick Midgley

Senior Research Fellow

Location: Anna Freud Centre
12 Maresfield Gardens,
London NW3 5SU.
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 794 2313 (x42313)
Email: Nick.Midgley@annafreud.org

Website


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Research Interests

Alongside my role as Director of the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice, I am a child psychotherapist based at the Anna Freud Centre, with a long-standing interest in promoting clinical research in the field of psychoanalytic child psychotherapy and in the development of mentalization-based treatments for children and families. I am currently working as a Senior Research Fellow on the IMPACT Study – the largest study of the effectiveness of psychological treatments for adolescent depression ever carried out in the UK; and I am Principal Investigator of the IMPACT-ME Study, a qualitative companion to the main study, exploring the experience of young people and families living with depression and receiving treatment

 

Taught Courses

  • Programme Director, MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice.

Publications

    2014

    • 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 US doi:10.1037/a0034179. [Accepted]

    2013

    • Abbass, A., Rabung, S., Leichsenring, F., Refseth, J. S., Midgley, N. (2013). Design Considerations Related to Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Reply. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY 52(11), 1214-1215 doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2013.08.010. Author URL
    • 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 US
    • Keaveny, E., Midgley, N., Asen, E., Bevington, D., Fearon, P., Fonagy, P., Jennings-Hobbs, R., Wood, S. (2013). Minding the family mind: The development and initial evaluation of mentalization-based treatment for families. In Midgley, N., Vrouva, I. (Eds.). Minding the child: Mentalization-based interventions with children, young people and their families ( pp.98-112). Hove, UK Routledge.
    • Midgley, N. (2013). 'A soul in bondage: the treatment of an abused, latency-age boy'. In McGinley, E., Varchevkar, A. (Eds.). Enduring Trauma ( ). Karnac. [In preparation]
    • Midgley, N. (2013). Anna Freud. In Montgomery., H. (Ed.). Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. ( ). New York Oxford University Press..
    • Midgley, N. (2013). Reading Anna Freud. London Routledge.
    • Midgley, N., Barlow, J., Bennett, C. (2013). Parent-infant psychotherapy for improving parental and infant mental health (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 5, CD010534 doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010534.
    • Midgley, N., Cregeen, S., Hughes, C., Rustin, M. (2013). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy as Treatment for Depression in Adolescence. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 22(1), 67-82 doi:10.1016/j.chc.2012.08.004. Author URL

    2012

    • Midgley, N., Vrouva, I. (Eds.) (2012). Minding the Child: Mentalization-based interventions with children, young people and families. London Routledge.
    • Henton, I., Midgley, N. (2012). “A path in the woods”: A study of psychotherapists’ participation in outcome research. [In preparation]
    • Keaveny, E., Midgley, N., Asen, E., Bevington, D., Fearon, P., Fonagy, P., Jennings Hobbs, R., Wood, S. (2012). 'Minding the Family Mind: The development and initial evaluation of Mentalization Based Treatment for Families. [In preparation]
    • Midgley, N. (2012). PETER HELLER'S A CHILD ANALYSIS WITH ANNA FREUD: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CASE FOR THE HISTORY OF CHILD PSYCHOANALYSIS. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 60(1) [In preparation]
    • Midgley, N., Vrouva, I. (2012). 'Introduction: Mentalization-based interventions for children, young people and families'. [In preparation]
    • Ramires, V., Schwan, S., Midgley, N. (2012). Mentalization-based therapy with maltreated children living in shelters in Southern Brazil: a single case study. [In preparation]

    2011

    • Bychkova, T., Hillman, S., Midgley, N., Schneider, C. (2011). The psychotherapy process with adolescents: preliminary comparisons between different therapeutic modalities using the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Set. Journal of Child Psychotherapy. 37(3)
    • Midgley, N. (2011). Aggression in Relation to Emotional Development - the observation of an infant and his family in the first two years of life. In Raphael-Leff, J., Malberg, N. (Eds.). The Anna Freud Tradition: Lines of Development - Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades. ( ). London Karnac.
    • Midgley, N. (2011). Test of time: Anna Freud's Normality and Pathology in Childhood (1965). Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 16(3), 475-482 doi:10.1177/1359104511410849. Author URL
    • Midgley, N. (2011). The Test of Time: Anna Freud's "Normality and Pathology in Childhood". Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 16(3), 475-482
    • Midgley, N., Bychkova, T., Hillman, S., Schneider, C. (2011). The psychotherapy process with adolescents: preliminary comparisons between different therapeutic modalities using the Adolescent Psychotherapy Q-Set. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 37(3)
    • Midgley, N., Kennedy, E. (2011). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: A Critical Review of the Evidence Base. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 37(3), 1-29
    • Midgley, N., Kennedy, E. (2011). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: A Critical Review of the Evidence Base. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 37(3), 1-29
    • Navridi, E., Navridis, K., Midgley, N. (2011). Separation and relating in a parent–toddler group setting. Early Child Development and Care. doi:10.1080/03004430.2011.553677.

    2010

    • Barros, M., Kitson, A., Midgley, N. (2010). A qualitative study of the experiences of parents attending a psychoanalytically-informed parent-toddler group. In Pretorius, I., Zaphiriou Woods, M. (Eds.). Parents and Toddlers in Groups: a Psychoanalytic Developmental Approach. ( ). London Routledge.
    • Schneider, C., Midgley, N., Duncan, A. (2010). A “motion-portrait” of a psychodynamic treatment of an eleven-year-old girl: Exploring interrelations of psychotherapy process and outcome using the Child Psychotherapy Q-Set. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy 9(2-3), 94-107

    2009

    • Midgley, N. (2009). Child Psychotherapy and Research. Taylor & Francis.
    • Midgley, N. (2009). Creating a “psychological nest” for vulnerable infants and children: an interview with Annettee Mendelsohn’. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 34(3), 400-410 London, UK
    • Midgley, N. (2009). Disseminators vs revisionists: attitudes to the implementation gap in evidence based practice. Journal of Children’s Services 4(4), 28-38 Hove, UK
    • Midgley, N. (2009). Editorial: Improvers, adapters and rejecters: the link between 'Evidence-Based Practice' and 'Evidence-Based Practitioners'. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 14(3), 2-4 London, UK
    • Midgley, N. (2009). Research in child and adolescent psychotherapy: an overview. In Lanyado, M., Horne, A. (Eds.). The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy ( pp.73-97). London Taylor & Francis.
    • Midgley, N., Schneider, C., Duncan, A. (2009). A “motion-portrait” of a psychodynamic treatment of an eleven-year-old girl: Exploring interrelations of psychotherapy process and outcome using the Child Psychotherapy Q-Set. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy 9(2-3)
    • Schneider, C., Pruetzel-Thomas, A., Midgley, N. (2009). Discovering new ways of seeing and speaking about psychotherapy process: the child psychotherapy Q-set. In Midgley, N. (Ed.). Child Psychotherapy and Research ( pp.72-84). Taylor & Francis.

    2008

    • Barros, M., Kitson, A., Midgley, N. (2008). A qualitative study of the experiences of parents attending a psychoanalytically-informed parent-toddler group. Early Child Development and Care 178(3), 273-288 London
    • Midgley, N. (2008). The courage to be afraid: fearful encounters in the work of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. In Plastow, J. (Ed.). The Story and the Self ( pp.128-141). University Of Hertfordshire Press.
    • Midgley, N. (2008). The Matchbox School: Anna Freud and the idea of a psychoanalytically-informed education. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 34(1), 23-42 London, UK
    • Petit, C., Midgley, N. (2008). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy assessment in a child and adolescent mental health setting: an exploratory study. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 13(1), 139-155 Author URL

    2007

    • Midgley, N., Kennedy, E. (Eds.) (2007). Process and outcome research in child, adolescent and parent-infant psychotherapy: a thematic review. London North Central London NHS Trust.
    • Midgley, N. (2007). Anna Freud: The Hampstead War Nurseries and the role of the direct observation of children for psychoanalysis. Int J Psychoanal 88(Pt 4), 939-959 Author URL

    2006

    • Kam, S. E., Midgley, N. (2006). Exploring 'clinical judgement': how do child and adolescent mental health professionals decide whether a young person needs individual psychotherapy? Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 11(1), 27-44 Author URL
    • Lempen, O., Midgley, N. (2006). Exploring the role of children's dreams in psychoanalytic practice today: an exploratory study. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 61, 228-253 New Haven
    • Midgley, N. (2006). Psychoanalysis and qualitative psychology: complementary or contradictory paradigms? Qualitative Research in Psychology 3(3), 213-232 London
    • Midgley, N. (2006). Re-reading "little Hans": Freud"s case study and the question of competing paradigms in psychoanalysis. J AM PSYCHOANAL ASS 54(2), 537-559
    • Midgley, N. (2006). The ‘inseparable bond between cure and research’: Clinical case study as a method of psychoanalytic inquiry’. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 32(2), 122-147 London, UK
    • Midgley, N., Target, M., Smith, J. (2006). The outcome of child psychoanalysis from the patient's point of view: A qualitative analysis of a long-term follow-up study. Psychol Psychother 79(Pt 2), 257-269 doi:10.1348/147608305X52694. Author URL

    2005

    • Midgley, N., Target, M. (2005). Recollections of being in child psychoanalysis - A qualitative study of a long-term follow-up project. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 60, 157-177

    2004

    • Midgley, N. (2004). Sailing between Scylla and Charybdis: incorporating qualitative approaches into child psychotherapy research. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 30(1), 89-110 London, UK

    2003

    • Midgley, N. (2003). Projective identification: a clinical exploration of the concept from a contemporary Freudian perspective’. British Journal of Psychotherapy 19(4)