Monday, 8 August 2011
Dr Juliana Onwumere
Dr Juliana Onwumere is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the Psychosis Service and the Psychological Interventions Clinic for Outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP). She is a Research Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. At the Institute, she is also a Joint Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT for Psychosis and the Postgraduate Diploma in Family Interventions in Psychosis courses.
Dr Onwumere has a BA in Psychology, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Psychology. After qualifying as a clinical psychologist, she worked in a specialist early psychosis service in East London before embarking on a role as a research therapist in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and family interventions.
Her main research and clinical interests are focused around psychosis – in particular, issues relating to families (and improving the development, training and wider provision of CBT and family interventions), early psychosis and older adults with psychosis.
She has supervised doctoral-level and PhD projects, presented research and run clinical workshops on family interventions at national and international conferences hosted by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) and the World Congress of Behavioural Therapies. She is also a member of the Clinical Research Group for Carer Research, which is funded by the National Institute of Health Research’s Mental Health Research Network.
Dr Onwumere previously worked as a research therapist providing CBT and family interventions on a large randomised-controlled trial designed by Professors Philippa Garety, Elizabeth Kuipers, Paul Bebbington and Graham Dunn.