Hi! I’m Dr Lucy Maddox from Bath University (UK). I’m a clinical psychologist researching compassionate care and things that can get in the way. I have a new book out called A Year To Change Your Mind, about how psychology can help with everyday life
Hi Reddit, I’m Dr Lucy Maddox from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2008, and since then have worked mostly with children and adolescents, although a bit with adults too. I’ve just begun a clinical academic fellowship at Bath University, which means I combine a small amount of clinical work with a bigger focus on research. My research is on developing an intervention to help staff who work on mental health wards for teenagers to deliver compassionate care and to have reduced compassion fatigue (when people have reduced ability to be compassionate).
I love to share psychology ideas. I produced a podcast about cognitive behavioural therapy called Let’s Talk About CBT for several years, and I’ve written articles for The Guardian, and The Times and books for adults and children. My most recent book is called A Year To Change Your Mind and is about how ideas from psychology and psychological therapy can be useful for all of us day to day. It’s out on Dec 15th.
I’d love to answer any questions on clinical psychology, research or writing… Please Ask Me Anything!
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