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'A greatest hits compilation of mental health support': A qualitative study of health professionals' perspectives of modular CBT in paediatric epilepsy services

Coughtrey, A; Bennett, S; Sibelli, A; Chorpita, B; Dalrymple, E; Fonagy, P; Ford, T; ... Shafran, R; + view all (2021) 'A greatest hits compilation of mental health support': A qualitative study of health professionals' perspectives of modular CBT in paediatric epilepsy services. Epilepsy and Behavior , 123 , Article 108249. 10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.108249.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this qualitative study was to explore the views of health professionals, with little previous clinical mental health training, of an adapted modular cognitive-behavioral intervention (MATCH-ADTC) for common mental health problems in children and young people with epilepsy. METHODS: Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and their supervisors were interviewed at the start (n = 23) and end (n = 15) of the six-month training period. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Three higher order themes with sub-themes were identified: (1) strengths of the MATCH-ADTC content and manual; (2) expectations of the treatment; and (3) improving practice with MATCH-ADTC. Overall impressions of the training and treatment were largely positive, with HCPs viewing MATCH-ADTC as an acceptable treatment for the families that they worked with. HCPs highlighted some challenges in delivering an integrated service, particularly relating to the time commitment involved and their own confidence in delivering the intervention, as many participants did not have a mental health background. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggested that the intervention and training was acceptable to HCPs working in pediatric epilepsy services, and confidence grew over the six-month training period. Further research is needed to understand how to best train, supervise, and support HCPs in pediatric epilepsy services to deliver mental health treatments.

Type: Article
Title: 'A greatest hits compilation of mental health support': A qualitative study of health professionals' perspectives of modular CBT in paediatric epilepsy services
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.108249
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.108249
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Pediatric epilepsy, Qualitative, Supervision and training
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10132145
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