Our Research

Below is a selection of our recent publications.  For further details of individual’s publications, please  follow their links via the  People page.


Orchard, F., Pass, L., Marshall, T. & Reynolds, S. (2016). Clinical characteristics of adolescents referred for treatment of depressive disorders. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. doi: 10.1111/camh.12178

Therapist manuals for the ‘Overcoming your child’s fears and worries’ brief parent-delivered CBT approach for treating child anxiety disorders (e.g. see http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/203/6/436.long)  can now be downloaded for free from here: http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/65537 http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/65533

Pass, L., Whitney, H. & Reynolds, S. (2016). Brief behavioral activation for adolescent depression: Working with complexity and risk. Clinical Case Studies. http://ccs.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/04/20/1534650116645402?papetoc

Waite, P. & Creswell, C. (2015). The importance of the environment in the transmission of anxiety between parents and their adolescent offspring. Evidence-based mental health, October (EPub ahead of print).

Orchard, F., Pass, L., & Reynolds, S. (2015). ‘It Was All My Fault’; Negative Interpretation Bias in Depressed Adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, October (EPub ahead of print).

Briner, R. & Reynolds, S. (2015). The costs, benefits, and limitations of organizational level stress interventions. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 20, 647-664.

Pass, L., Brisco, G., Reynolds, S. (2015). Adapting brief Behavioural Activation (BA) for adolescent depression: a case example. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 8, 1-13. DOI:10.1017/S1754470X15000446

Dodd, H. F., Stuijfzand, S., Morris, T. and Hudson, J. L. (2015). Child anxiety and the processing and ambiguity. Cognitive Therapy and Research. ISSN 0147-5916 doi: 10.1007/s10608-015-9689-1

Waite, P. & Creswell, C. (2015). Parent-child interactions: Differences between children and adolescents with and without an anxiety disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. DOI 10.1007/s10802-015-0005-z.

Creswell, C., Waite, P. and Cooper, P. J. (2014). Assessment and management of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99 (7). pp. 674-678. ISSN 0003-9888 doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-303768

Dodd, H., Hudson, J., Williams, T., Morris, T., Lazarus, R. and Byrow, Y. (2014) Anxiety and attentional bias in preschool-aged children: an eyetracking study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. ISSN 0091-0627 doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9962-x

Waite, P., Whittington, L., & Creswell, C. (2014). Parent-child interactions and adolescent anxiety: A systematic review. Psychopathology Review, 1, 51-76, DOI:10.5127/pr.033213

Waite, P. & Creswell, C. (2014). Children and adolescents referred for treatment of anxiety disorders: Differences in clinical characteristics. Journal of Affective Disorders. 167, 326-332, DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.06.028.

Creswell, C., Waite, P., & Cooper, P. (2014). Assessment and management of anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence. Archives of Diseases in Childhood. 99, 674-678, DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-303768.

Pilling, S., et al on behalf of the Guideline Development Group. (2013). Recognition, assessment and treatment of social anxiety disorder: summary of NICE guidance. British Medical Journal BMJ 2013;346:f2541

Reynolds, S. A., Clark, S., Smith, H., Langdon, P. E., Payne, R., Bowers, G., … & McIlwham, H. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of parent-enhanced CBT compared with individual CBT for obsessive-compulsive disorder in young people. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 81(6), 1021.

Orchard, F., Cooper, P. J., & Creswell, C. (2013). Interpretation and expectations among mothers of children with anxiety disorders: associations with maternal anxiety disorder. Depression and Anxiety. 329(2), 99-107.

Thirlwall, K., Cooper, P. J., Karalus, J., Voysey, M., Willetts, L., & Creswell, C. (2013). Treatment of child anxiety disorders via guided parent-delivered cognitive-behavioural therapy: randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 203(6), 436-444.

Creswell, C., Apetroaia, A., Murray, L. and Cooper, P. (2012) Cognitive, affective and behavioural characteristics of mothers with anxiety disorders in the context of child anxiety disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(1), 26-38. doi: 10.1037/a0029516

Pass, L., Arteche, A., Cooper, P., Creswell, C., & Murray, L. (2012). Doll Play narratives about starting school in children of socially anxious mothers, and their relation to subsequent child school-based anxiety. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 40(8), 1375-1384.

Reynolds, S., Wilson, C., Austin, J., & Hooper, L. (2012). Effects of psychotherapy for anxiety in children and adolescents: A meta-analytic review.Clinical psychology review, 32(4), 251-262.




image001Parent-Led CBT for Child Anxiety : Helping Parents Help Their Kids

Cathy Creswell, DClinPsy, PhD, Monika Parkinson, DClinPsy, and Kerstin Thirlwall, DClinPsy, Lucy Willetts, PhD, all at: School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. Foreword by Thomas H. Ollendick

Can I tell

Willetts, L., Waite, P. & Tay, K. (2014). Can I tell you about Anxiety?: A guide for friends, family and professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (also has been translated into Danish and Japanese)

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Creswell, C. & Willetts, L. (2007). Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques. London: Constable & Robinson.

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Willetts, L. & Creswell, C. (2007). Overcoming Your Child’s Shyness & Social Anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques. London: Constable & Robinson

Reynolds, S. & shirley -depression oneParkinson, M. (2015). Am I depressed? And what can I do about it? A CBT self-help guide for teenagers experiencing low mood and depression.  London: Constable & Robinson

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Reynolds S. & Parkinson, M. (2015) Teenage depression: A CBT guide for parents. London: Constable & Robinson

Book chapters:


Waite, P., Parkinson, M., Willetts, L., & Creswell, C. (2014). Modifying the family environment. In Sburlati, E., Schneiring, C., Lyneham, H. & Rapee, R. (Eds).  Evidence based CBT for children and adolescents: A competencies based approach. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 275-300


Reynolds, S. (2000). The anatomy of evidence-based practice: Principlesand methods. In Trinder, L. (Eds). Evidence Based Practice.  Wiley Blackwell pp 17-34.