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Dr Nick Midgley
The Anna Freud Centre
21 Maresfield Gardens
London
NW3 5SD
Tel: 0207 794 2313
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

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).



Research Summary

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.

Teaching Summary

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.


Appointments
06-JUN-2011 Director, MSc Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice   Anna Freud Centre / University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Health Science University of Warwick
2002 PSYCHD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Psychotherapy University College London
1997 MSc Master of Science – Developmental Psychology University College London
1992 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – English Language and Literature University of Oxford
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