The effectiveness and impact of attachment-informed interventions for adopted children. School of Psychology.

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Psychology


This is an opportunity for a postgraduate research student to work at the interface between research and practice and contribute new knowledge to understanding factors that underlie effective interventions that support adoptive families. The families of children adopted from care often have complex needs, with few services available to provide timely and skilled therapeutic interventions. There is a wholesale absence of empirical evidence that can justify the standing of any one intervention for adopted children, and little evidence that can give confidence for commissioners and practitioners regarding the therapeutic value of any one approach. We envisage that this studentship will inform the types of interventions offered to adoptive families.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2118726 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2018 28/10/2023 Rachel Sophie Draper