Dr Katherine Wakelin
Academic and research departmentsClinical Intervention and Practice Research Group, School of Psychology.
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. 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