After winning the Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant from Mind Matters in summer 2022, I am leading a randomised control trial with my supervisor Dr Chrissie Jones and trainee clinical psychologist Sarah Corthorne. We are investigating the effectiveness of a remote compassion-focused therapy intervention. The intervention aims to reduce perfectionism and self-criticism and increase self-compassion amongst veterinarians. I previously conducted a feasibility study of the intervention which found it to be acceptable and feasible and indicated potential effect in veterinarians for my doctoral thesis.
Wakelin, K., Read, R., O'Donnell, N., Baker, M., Satherley, R. M., Stewart, R., & Jones, C. J. (2023). Integrating Conversations About Disordered Eating in Children and Young People into Routine Type One Diabetes Care: A Practical Guide for Paediatric Diabetes Teams. Practical Diabetes 40(4),11-17. https://openresearch.surrey.ac.uk/esploro/outputs/journalArticle/Integrating-Conversations-About-Disordered-Eating-in/99764566502346
Sarah, C., & Wakelin, K. (2022). A journey to self-compassion. BSAVA Companion, Mental health and wellbeing, doi: 10.22233/20412495.1122.2
Wakelin, K. E., Perman, G., & Simonds, L. M. (2022). Effectiveness of self‐compassion‐related interventions for reducing self‐criticism: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 29(1), 1-25. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/cpp.2586
Wakelin, K. E., Perman, G., & Simonds, L. M. (2022). Feasibility and efficacy of an online compassion-focused imagery intervention for veterinarian self-reassurance, self-criticism and perfectionism. Veterinary Record, e2177, 1-17. https://bvajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/vetr.2177