Dr Nick Midgley
Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2005
As co-director of the Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit (ChAPTRe), a partnership between UCL and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Dr Midgley's primary research interest is in psychological therapies with children and young people, with a particular focus on the use of qualitative methods. He has a strong commitment to examining the child's perspective on therapy.
Dr Midgley has been involved in the adaptation of contemporary psychodynamic treatments, including mentalization-based treatments, for use with children and families. As well as working on one of the largest clinical trials to evaluate psychological therapies for adolescents with depression, Dr Midgley has a particular interest in examining the mental health needs of looked after and adopted children, and is currently working on a number of treatment development and evaluation studies in this area.
MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice
Nick Midgley is the Course Director for the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Psychology, which was set up in 2011 and is taught at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The course provides students with a broad-ranging understanding of child development and developmental psychopathology, as well as offering small-group training in clinical skills for working with children and families, as well as research skills relevant to the child mental health setting.
PsychD in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Dr Midgley is the Academic Course Director for the re-designed professional doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, which is run in collaboration with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the British Psychotherapy Foundation. The course provides a professional training for those wishing to work therapeutically with children and families in the NHS, and offers the opportunity to develop the research-competencies necessary for working in the NHS today.
- University of Warwick
- PhD, Health Science | 2014
- University College London
- PSYCHD, Psychotherapy | 2002
- University College London
- MSc, Developmental Psychology | 1997
- University of Oxford
- BA Hons, English Language and Literature | 1992
Nick Midgley is a senior lecturer in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, and co-director of the Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit (ChAPTRe), a collaboration between UCL and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Dr Midgley qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in 2002 and worked for several years in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). As a senior lecturer at UCL he is the programme director for the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice, and Academic Director of the PsychD in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Both courses are focused on training people to work therapeutically with children and families, whilst providing core training in child mental health and research methods.
Publications include: Child Psychotherapy and Research (Routledge, 2009), Minding the Child: Mentalization-Based Interventions with Children, Young People and Families (Routledge, 2012), Reading Anna Freud (New Library of Psychoanalysis, 2012), Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Therapy (Sage, 2017) and Time-Limited Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: a Treatment Guide (APA, 2017).