Repurposing the Mindfulness and Compassion program (MAC-P) using co-design to create a transdiagnostic online intervention for youth attending rural/regional mental health services

Dr Tara Hickey

Project lead | Dr Tara Hickey

Dr Tara Hickey is a clinical psychologist who has trained and is experienced in mindfulness and compassion-based approaches. She has a particular interest in working with youth and young adults. She has worked in public mental health services in Europe, United States and Australia.

Tara holds an Adjunct Research Fellow position with Monash University, an Honorary Associate position with the University of Sydney and a Honorary Fellow position with The University of Sydney.

As part of her research she developed and piloted a mindfulness and compassion group program for youth with psychotic experiences. She has also co-facilitated a Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Self-Practice/Self-Reflection (SP/SR) courses for CFT practitioners and is currently conducting research in this area. She has published her work in national and international journals, and has co-authored book chapters. Tara is committee member of Compassionate Mind Australia.