Jessica Kingston

Jessica Kingston

Dr

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I am primarily interested in investigating the application of mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based psychological interventions for mental health difficulties. This includes the full spectrum of mild non-clinical experiences to severe and enduring mental health difficulties. I have a specific interest in understanding and treating symptoms of psychosis. I also have a special interest in examining the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for enduring conditions. Finally, I am interested in understanding how, when and why psychological interventions are beneficial.

 

My current research projects focus on:

 

1. Mindfulness for Persecutory Delusions (in clinical populations) and non-clinical paranoia.

 

2. Values and value-based goals for (i) reducing paranoid experiences and (ii) improving rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury

 

3. Understanding self-processes in the development and maintenance of paranoid and narcissistic cognitions.

 

4. Understanding the role of ACT processes in anxiety and depression.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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