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The Research and Economic case for DDP feasibility trials

1 May 2016

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.


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