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Caitlin Hitchcock
Research staff, Emotion group

Caitlin.Hitchcock@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
01223 355 294
I am a clinical psychologist and Senior Scientist on the Cognition, Emotion, and Mental Health Programme. I also hold a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. My research investigates the cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of emotional disorders. I am involved in projects designed to advance our understanding of mechanisms that drive dysfunctional psychological processes, which can then be used to inform the development of novel therapeutic interventions to improve emotional health.   Specifically, I am interested in:
  • Identification of cognitive processes common across psychological disorders, and development of transdiagnostic interventions which target these processes
  • Methods for enhancing current psychological treatment approaches, and to reduce primary and secondary risk of psychological disorders
  • How the recall of autobiographical memories relates to prognosis for depression and PTSD
  • Whether memory training is able to improve symptoms of emotional disturbance
Publications:  
  • Travers-Hill, E., Dunn, B. D., Hoppitt, L., Hitchcock, C., & Dalgleish, T. (2017). Beneficial effects of training in self-distancing and perspective broadening for people with a history of recurrent depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 95, 19-28. doi:doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.05.008
  • Hitchcock, C., Werner-Seidler, A., Blackwell, S. E., & Dalgleish, T. (2017). Autobiographical episodic memory-based training for the treatment of mood, anxiety and stress-related disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 52, 92-107. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2016.12.003
  • Hitchcock, C. & Westwell, M. S. (2016). A cluster-randomised controlled trial of the impact of Cogmed Working Memory Training on both academic performance and regulation of social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 140-150. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12638
  • Hitchcock, C., Mueller, V., Hammond, E., Rees, C., Werner-Seidler, A. & Dalgleish, T. (2016). The effects of autobiographical Memory Flexibility (MemFlex) training: An uncontrolled trial in individuals in remission from depression. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 52. 92-98. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.03.012
  • Hitchcock, C., Hammond, E., Rees, C., Panesar, I., Watson, P., Werner-Seidler, A., & Dalgleish, T. (2015). Memory Flexibility training (MemFlex) to reduce depressive symptomatology in individuals with major depressive disorder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16, 494. doi:10.1186/s13063-015-1029-y
  • Hitchcock, C., Ellis, A., Williamson, P., & Nixon, R. V. (2015). The Prospective Role of Cognitive Appraisals and Social Support in Predicting Children’s Posttraumatic Stress. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1485-1492. doi:10.1007/s10802-015-0034-7
  • Dalgleish, T., Bevan, A., McKinnon, A., Breakwell, L., Mueller, V., Chadwick, I., Schweizer, S., Hitchcock, C., Watson, P. & Raes, F. (2014). A comparison of MEmory Specificity Training (MEST) to education and support (ES) in the treatment of recurrent depression: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 15. 293. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-293
  • Hitchcock, C., Nixon, R. D. V., & Weber, N. (2014). A review of overgeneral memory in child psychopathology. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 53. 170- 193. doi:  10.1111/bjc.12034
  • Hitchcock, C., Nixon, R. D. V., & Weber, N. (2014). A longitudinal examination of overgeneral memory and psychopathology in children following recent trauma exposure. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28. 531–538. doi: 10.1002/acp.3027

Show CBSU publications

DALGLEISH, T., HITCHCOCK, C. , Rees, C. (In Press) The Devil's in the detail: Accessibility of specific personal memories supports rose-tinted self-generalizations in mental health and toxic self-generalizations in clinical depression, JEP: General [Read More]

DALGLEISH, T., Hill, E. Dunn, B., Hoppitt, L., HITCHCOCK, C. (In Press) Beneficial effects of training in self-distancing and perspective broadening for people with a history of recurrent depression, Behavior Research and Therapy [Read More]

HITCHCOCK, C. , Werner-Seidler, A., Blackwell, S., DALGELISH, T. (In Press) Autobiographical episodic memory-based training for the treatment of mood, anxiety and stress-related disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Clinical Psychology Review [Read More]

HITCHCOCK, C. , DALGLEISH, T., Mueller, V., Hammond, E., Rees, C., WERNER-SEIDLER, A. (2016) The effects of autobiographical Memory Flexibility (MemFlex) training: An uncontrolled trial in individuals in remission from depression, Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 52, September, 92-98 [Open Access]

DALGLEISH, T., HITCHCOCK, C. , Hammond, E., Rees, C., Panesar, I., WATSON, P.,WERNER-SEIDLER, A. (2015) Memory Flexibility training (MemFlex) to reduce depressive symptomatology in individuals with major depressive disorder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial., BMC Trials, 16:494 [Open Access]

HITCHCOCK, C. , Ellis,A., Williamson, P. and Nixon, R.D.V. (2015) The prospective role of cognitive appraisals and social support in predicting children's posttraumatic stress, Abnormal Child Psychology, 43(8), 1485-1492 [Open Access]

HITCHCOCK, C. , Nixon, R.D., Weber, N. (2014) A review of overgeneral memory in child psychopathology, British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 53(2), 170-193 [Read More]