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 Dr Matt Woolgar
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Papers in Preparation

Bodinetz, M., Pinto, C., & Woolgar, M. (in prep). Treating a case of complex trauma in a late placed adopted child.

Houdijk, A., Pinto, C., & Woolgar, M. (in prep). The long term outcomes for RAD in a child adopted from the UK care system: the neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Woolgar, M., Humayun, S., Briskman, J., O’Connor, T., & Scott, S. (in prep). Refining the meaning of attachment in adolescence: longitudinal predictors and concurrent associations.

Woolgar, M., Humayun, S., Scott, S., & Dadds, M. (in prep). A new brief parenting efficacy scale.


Recent Relevant Publications
    1. Woolgar, M. & Baldock, E. (2014). Attachment disorders versus more common problems in looked after and adopted children: comparing community and expert assessments. Child & Adolescent Mental Healthdoi: 10.1111/camh.12052
    2. Luke, N., Sinclair, I., Woolgar, M., & Sebba, J. (2014). What works in preventingand treating poor mental health in looked after children? NSPCC & Rees Centre, Oxford University
    3. Woolgar, M. & Scott, S. (2013). The negative consequences of over-diagnosing attachment disorders in adopted children: the importance of comprehensive formulations. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry doi:10.1177/1359104513478545 (April 2013 Online First)
    4. Woolgar, M., Bengo, C., & Scott, S. (2013). Social learning theory-based parenting programs to treat attachment difficulties: a case-study of an older child placed late for adoption. Adoption Quarterly.  doi: 10.1080/10926755.2013.790864
    5. Woolgar, M. (2013). The practical implications of the emerging findings in the neurobiology of maltreatment for looked after and adopted children: Recognising the diversity of outcomes. Adoption & Fostering, 37, 237 - 252
    6. Dadds, M.R., Allen, J.L., McGregor, K., Woolgar, M., Viding, E., & Scott, S. (2013). Callous-unemotional traits in children and mechanisms of impaired eye contact during expressions of love: a treatment target? Journal of Child Psychology & Pychiatry doi:10.1111/jcpp.12155
    7. Dadds, M.R., Allen, J.L., Oliver, B.R., Faulkner, N., Legge, K., Moul, C., Woolgar, M., & Scott, S. (2012). Love, eye contact, and the developmental origins of empathy versus psychopathy. British Journal of Psychiatry, 200, 191-196
    8. Bachman, K., Blackeby, K., Bengo, C., Slack, K., Woolgar, M., Lawson, H., & Scott, S. (2011). Fostering Changes: How to improve relationships and manage difficult behaviour. London: BAAF
    9. Cresswell, C., Cooper, P., Giannakakis, A., Schofield, E., Woolgar, M., & Murray, L. (2011). Emotion processing in infancy: Specificity in risk for social anxiety and associations with two-year outcomes. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2, 490-508
    10. Scott, S., Briskman,J., Woolgar, M., Humayun, S., & O’Connor, T.G. (2011). Attachment in adolescence: Overlap with parenting and unique prediction of behavioural adjustment. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 52, 1052-62
    11. Woolgar, M. & Tranah, T. (2010). Cognitive vulnerability to depression in young people in secure accommodation: the moderating impact of ethnicity and current suicidal ideation. Journal of Adolescence 33, 653-661
    12. Woolgar, M. (2010). Accessing CAMHS for children in care proceedings - a guide for family law professionals. Family Law Week
    13. Woolgar, M. (2010). Meeting mental health needs. Adoption Today, 12, 19-21
    14. Woolgar, M., & Murray, L. (2010). The representation of fathers by children of depressed mothers: refining the meaning of parentification in high-risk samples. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry 51 (5), 621-629
    15. Creswell,C., Woolgar, M., Cooper, P., Giannakakis, A., Schofield, E., Young, A.W., Murray, L. (2008). Processing of faces and emotional expressions in infants at risk of social phobia. Cognition and Emotion. Vol.22, pp. 437-458
    16. Humayun, S., Woolgar, M., & Scott, S. (2008). The early development of offending and what works to stop it.  The Magistrate, (November/December 2008), pp. 258-259Yule, W. & Woolgar, M. (2008). Developmental psychology. New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, 2nd Edition. OUP: Oxford.



Woolgar, M., CAM_02_12 Attachment and Attachment ProblemsPinto, C., & Woolgar, M., CAM_03_02 Looked After Children

Pinto, C., & Woolgar, M., CAM_03_03 Adoption


Dr Crispin Day
Consultant Psychiatrist

Books, Manuals and Chapters

[1].   Day, C., Ellis., M. & Harris. (2015) Family Partnership Model Reflective Practice Handbook. 2nd Edn. South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust/King’s College, London.

[2].   Ellis, M. & Day, C. (2013) Therapeutic relationships: engaging people in their care and treatment. In  Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie  (Eds) The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice (3rd edition) Open University Press/McGraw Hill

[3].   Day, C., Ellis., M. & Harris. (2012) Helping Families Programme Manual.  South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust/King’s College, London.

[4].   Day, C (2012) Antenatal Promotional Guide, Guidance Notes and Strengths and Needs Summary.  2nd Edn. King’s College, London/South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

[5].   Day, C (2012) Postnatal Promotion Guide and Guidance Notes.  2nd Edn King’s College, London/South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

[6].   Michelson, D. & Day, C. (2012) Child & Adolescent Service Experience (ChASE):Practitioner Toolkit –Using client feedback to improve mental health care.  King’s College, London/South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

[7].   Draper, L., Penney, C., Kearney, C., Adewole, C. & Day, C. (2012) Living with Teenagers, Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities Parenting Group Manual.  South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust/King’s College, London/Parenting Centre, Surrey.

[8].   Penney, C., Draper, L., Kearney, C., Adewole, C. & Day, C. (2010) Being a Parent Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities Parenting Group Manual.  South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust/King’s College, London/Parenting Centre, Surrey.

[9].   Ellis, M., Day., C. & Loxton, R. (2010) Family Partnership Supervision Training Handbook and Reflective Practice Guide.  London: CPCS

[10]. Davis, H & Day, C. (2009a) Family Partnership Model Foundation course:  Facilitator training manual Part 1.  Second Edition. London: Pearson

[11]. Davis, H & Day, C. (2009b) Family Partnership Model Foundation course: Facilitator training manual Part 2.  Second Edition. London: Pearson


[12]. Day, C. & Davis, H. (2009) The Family Partnership Reflective Practice Handbook.  1st Edn London: CPCS

Peer reviewed journal papers
  1. Day, C., Kearney, C. & Squires, F. (2017) Art, Science and Experience of Peer Support: Learning from the Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities Programme. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, Vol 4 (2).
  2. Day, .C & Barlow, J. Promoting early infant development. Nursing in Practice: Health Visiting Supplement.  February, 2016
  3. Hopwood, N., Edwards, A. & Day, C. Partnership practice as collaborative knowledge work: overcoming common dilemmas through an augmented view of professional expertise.  Journal of Children’s Services.  11(2), pp. 111-123.  DOI 10.1108/JCS-08-2015-0027
  4. Bolton, M., Moore, I., Ferreira, A., Day, C., & Bolton, D. (2015). Community organizing and community health: piloting an innovative approach to community engagement applied to an early intervention project in south London. Journal of Public Health.  Published online 26.02.15. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv017
  5. Day, C. (2015) Child and Adolescent Mental Health: A global agenda.  Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20 (1), 1-2. DOI: 10.1111/camh.12087
  6. Worrall, A., Salomon, J., Day, C. & Thompson, P. (2015) Does sustained involvement in a quality network lead to improved performance? International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 28(3), p228-233. DOI 10.1108/IJHCQA-05-2013-0054
  7. Thomson, S., Michelson, D. & Day, C. (2015) From parent to “peer facilitator”: A qualitative study of a peer-led parenting programme. Child: Care, Health & Development, 41(1):p76-83..  doi: 10.1111/cch.12132.
  8. Day, C., Morton, A, Ibbeson, A., Maddison, S., Pease, R., & Smith, K. (2014) Antenatal-Postnatal Promotional Guides:  Evidence-Based Early Intervention. Journal of Health Visiting, 2(12), 658-669.
  9. Michelson, D., Ben-Zion, I., James, A., Draper, L., Penney, C. & Day, C. (2014). “Living With Teenagers”: Evaluation of a peer-led parenting intervention for socially disadvantaged families with adolescent children. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 99, p731–737. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-304936.
  10. Stevens, M., Harris, L., Ellis, M., Day, C. & Beecham, J.(2014) Investigating changes in use of services by high-need families following the Helping Families Programme, an innovative parenting intervention for children with severe and persistent conduct problems. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 19(3), 185-193. DOI: 10.1111/camh.12035
  11. Michelson, D., Day, C., Dretzke., Davenport, C. & Barlow, J. (2013) Do evidence-based interventions work when tested in the "real world?"  A systematic review and meta-analysis of parent management training for the treatment of child disruptive behavior.  Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, DOI 10.1007/s10567-013-0128-0
  12. Day, C. (2013) Family partnership model: Connecting and working in partnership with families [online]. Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nursing, Vol. 10, No. 1, Jun 2013: 4-10.
  13. Day, C. & Harris, L. (2013) The Family Partnership Model: Evidence-based Effective Partnerships.  Journal of Health Visiting, 1 (1), 2-7.
  14. Michelson, D. & Day, C. (2013) Improving attendance at child and adolescent mental health services for families from socially disadvantaged communities: Evaluation of a pre-intake engagement intervention in the UK Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 41(2), 252-261. 10.1007/s10488-012-0462-4.
  15. Van Roosmalen, M., Gardner, C & Day. C. (2013) A systems relations model for community child mental health early intervention services with schools.  Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 18 (1), 25-43. DOI: 10.1177/1359104511431660.
  16. Day, C., Michelson, D., Thomson, S., Penney, C. & Draper, L. (2012). An 8-week peer-led parenting intervention reduces parent-reported behavioural problems in socially disadvantaged children. Evidence-Based Mental Health. doi:10.1136/ebmental-2012-100737.
  17. O'Reilly, M., Vostanis, P., Taylor, H., Day, C., Street, C. & Wolpert, M. (2012). Service user perspectives of multi-agency working: A qualitative study with parents and children with educational and mental health difficulties. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18, pp202-209, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2012.00674.x
  18. Vostanis, P., O’Reilly, M., Taylor, H., Day, C., Street, C., Wolpert, M. & Edwards, R. (2012) What can Education Teach Child Mental Health Services? Practitioners’ Perceptions of Training and Joint Working.  Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.  17(2), 109-124.DOI:10.1080/13632752.2012.672869
  19. Day, C., Michelson, M., Thomson, S., Penney, C. & Draper, L. (2012) Evaluation of a peer-led parenting intervention for child behaviour problems: A community-based randomised controlled trial.  British Medical Journal, 344 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e1107
  20. Cowley., S., Kemp, L., Day., C. & Appleton, J.  (2012) Research and the organization of complex provision: conceptualising health visiting services and early years programmes.  Journal of Nursing Research 17 (2), 108-124.  DOI: 10.1177/1744987111430606
  21. Day, C., Michelson, D. & Thomson, S., Penney, C. & Draper, L. (2012) The Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities: a peer-led parenting programme. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 17(1), 52–57.. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2011.00619.x
  22. Michelson, D., Rock, S., Holliday, S., Myers, S., Tilki, S., Murphy, E., & Day, C. (2011) Improving psychiatric diagnosis in multidisciplinary practice: Evaluation of a training intervention in child and adolescent mental health services.  The Psychiatrist, (35) 454 - 459 doi:10.1192/pb.bp.111.034066.
  23. Day., C., Kowalenko, Ellis, M., et al. (2011).  The Helping Families Programme: A New Parenting Intervention for Children with Severe and Persistent Conduct Problems.. Child and Adolescent Mental Health  Vol 16 (3), 167-1721.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2010.00588.x
  24. Day, C., Michelson, D. & Franz, A. Child and Adolescent Service Experience (ChASE): (2011) Measuring Service Quality and Therapeutic Process.  British Journal of Clinical Psychology Vol50 (4), 452-464. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8260.2011.02008.x
  25. Day, C. (2011). Editorial: Early Recognition and Assessment. Child and Adolescent Mental Health,  Virtual Issue (February 2011), doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2011.00597.x.
  26. Vostanis, P., Taylor, H., Day., C. et al.. (2011) Child mental health practitioners’ knowledge and experiences of children’s educational needs and services.  Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol 16 (3) pp. 385 – 406. DOI: 10.1177/1359104510366283
  27. Sayal, K., Tischler, V., Coope, C., Robotham, S., Ashworth, M., Day, C., Tylee, A. & Simonoff, E., (2010). Parental help-seeking in primary care for child and adolescent mental health concerns: qualitative study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 197(6), 476-481. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.081448
  28. Nieto, R. & Day, C. (2009) Family Partnership Model as a framework to address psychosocial needs in pediatric cancer patients. Psicooncologia. Vol.6(2-3), 2009, 357-372.
  29. Day, C. (2008). Children’s and Young People’s Involvement and Participation in Mental Health Care.  Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol 13(1) Feb 2008, 2-8 DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2007.00462.x
  30. Harnett, P. & Day, C. (2008) Developing pathways to assist parents to exit the child protection system in Australia. Clinical Psychologist, 12, 3, pp75-83


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