Dr Jessica Kingston

Personal profile

 

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 sever 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.

 

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