The Centre for Mental Health Research at the School of Health Sciences invites you to their Spring Research seminar. Early intervention and support for parents experiencing psychological distress in the perinatal period is important in preventing adverse consequences for parent-child relationships and child mental health.
This seminar will present findings from the BOOST trial, which was a feasibility randomised controlled trial of the video feedback intervention for parents experiencing enduring difficulties in managing emotions and relationships.
Mothers and their 6 to 36-month old infants were randomly allocated to receive either a video feedback intervention or treatment-as-usual alone.
Qualitative data on how mothers and clinicians experienced the intervention will be presented, alongside feasibility data and preliminary outcome data on parenting stress, perceived parenting competence, parent-child interaction and child behaviour problems.
Information about the speaker
Kirsten is a psychologist with a special interest in the prevention and treatment of inter-generational mental health difficulties. Her work has particularly focussed on the experiences of people diagnosed with personality disorder who may be survivors of complex trauma, and on parent-infant interventions in the perinatal period.
She joined City in 2020, having previously held NIHR Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship positions at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
She is currently leading an NIHR-funded randomised controlled trial of the video feedback intervention for positive parenting (VIPP) for parents with enduring difficulties in managing emotions and relationships, consistent with a personality disorder.
Prior to this, her NIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship explored the interplay between personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, and evaluated outcomes and experiences of dialectical behaviour therapy and mentalisation-based psychological therapies.