Working Group 4 met in London for a 2-day meeting, on the 30th and the 31st of February, 2020.
The participants discussed the results of the systematic review (SR) examining approaches for engaging young people in digital psychotherapy interventions that they recently submitted to JMIR - Journal of Medical Internet Research.
A new SR on how to involve young people in the co-design of psychotherapy research studies to develop guidelines was also planned.
The participants discussed the new SR systematic review components and conducted detailed work for the development of its protocol (e.g.: preliminary search and testing of inclusion/exclusion criteria).
The review will be led by Julian, with Filipa support. All WG4 members agreed to contribute and co-author the review, and fortnightly (every 2 weeks) Skype meetings were scheduled to this aim.
The production of best practice guidelines on conducting patient and public involvement (PPI) for mental health research with young people and of reporting guidelines for research studies to articulate how they have involved young people in the research were further considered
Best practice guidelines will need to be culturally tailored. All to discuss with their institutions about whether they have groups young people with whom they could review the guidelines, so we can begin to explore the translation of the guidelines to different countries and cultures.
WG4 also discussed contents for the next in person WG4 meeting (Location: Porto, Portugal, 28-29 May 2020), and the upcoming training school on customizing psychotherapy research design for young people (Location: Tallinn, Estonia, 10-11 December 2020).
Lastly, opportunities to collaborate on additional research papers and funding applications were considered.