Prof. Helen Minnis, Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Glasgow has published two papers putting the research and economic case for a feasibility trial for DDP.
This was based on comprehensive interviews and analysis across the county.
They can be found in the DDP Library:
The feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
Examining the feasibility of an economic analysis of dyadic developmental psychotherapy for children with maltreatment associated psychiatric problems in the United Kingdom
Following a call for research investigating interventions for attachment in young children with attachment difficulties, Prof. Helen Minnis and colleagues made a grant application to the National Institute of Health Research of which Dr Ben Gurney-Smith (DDPI Board Member, Research Coordinator UK) was a co-applicant. This application was considered ‘fundable’ but was not successful on this occasion.
We will continue to endeavour to see DDP subject to the rigour required to evaluate its effectiveness.