Kathryn Mannix

Kathryn has had a career in palliative medicine, working as a consultant in hospital, community and hospice palliative care services. She trained as a cognitive behaviour therapist in 1993 and founded the UK’s first dedicated palliative care CBT clinic.
Dr Kathryn Mannix

Observing that many palliative care patients can benefit from an abbreviated intervention, or even single conversation, based on CBT skills, she developed and evaluated a CBT-based skill set for palliative care practitioners. This has been highly evaluated, and ‘CBT First Aiders’ have now been trained around the UK.

Kathryn retired from clinical practice in 2015 but remains active in delivering CBT Skills training, and in campaigning to improve public understanding of dying. Her first book, ‘With the End in Mind,’ is a Sunday Times bestseller and was longlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.

Website: withtheendinmind.co.uk
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Twitter: @drkathrynmannix

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