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Patty Leijten

Current projects

Discerning how therapy for mental health problems works

Key findings are published in Clinical Psychological Science (on research strategies used to identify active therapeutic processes) and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (on using microtrials to test the effects of discrete therapeutic processes in parenting programs).

Understanding parent-child dynamics in families with disruptive child behavior.

Funded by ZonMw GGz Fellowship and UBS Optimus Foundation grants.

Key findings are published in Child Development (on whether parental behavior management and relationship enhancement are 'the golden couple' for reducing children's behavior problems), Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (on key parenting program components fo disruptive child behavior), and Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (on the optimal clusters of parenting program content for disruptive child behavior). 

Understanding individual differences in parenting program benefits for family mental health.

Funders include NIHR and ZonMw.
Key findings are published in The Lancet Psychiatry (on whether the IY program increases socioeconomic inequalities in conduct problems), Child Development (on whether early intervention is more effective than later intervention; video), Prevention Science and Kind en Adolescent (Dutch).

European data sharing project: Harnessing the power of individual participant data meta-analysis to understand the effects (and boundary conditions) of parenting programs for disruptive child behavior.

Funders include NIHR and ZonMw.
Key findings are published inJournal of Child Psychology and PsychiatryThe Lancet Psychiatry, and Child Development