Dr Eleanor Leigh

DClinPsy

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Eleanor Leigh is a Clinical Psychologist with the Trust’s CAMHS Mood Disorder ServiceAnxiety Service and Child Traumatic Stress Service. She is also the team co-ordinator for both the CAMHS Anxiety Service and Child Traumatic Stress Service.

Other roles

With other team members, Dr Leigh teaches and trains on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety disorders in children and young people – nationally and internationally. She is a supervisor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for Children and Young People and supervises and teaches on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, both at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

She is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP). She is a BABCP accredited therapist.

Background

Dr Leigh’s first degree was in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol. Following this she completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Research

Her current interests focus on enhancing and evaluating cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for treatment-resistant depression and relapse prevention programmes, as well as dissemination of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders.

Publications

Leigh, E., Smith, P., Milavic, G., Stringaris, A. (2012) Mood regulation in youth: clinical and research approaches to irritability and short-lived episodes of mania like symptoms. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, in press.

Ougrin, D., Tranah, T., Leigh, E., Taylor, L., & Asarnow, J. (2012). Practitioner Review: Self-harm in adolescents. Journal of Child Psychiatry & Psychology, 53, 337-350.

Leigh, E., & Hirsch, C. (2011). Worrying in imagery and verbal-linguistic form: Impact on residual working memory capacity. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 49, 99-105.

Potter, S., Leigh, E., Wade, D., & Fleminger, S. (2006). The Rivermead Postconcussion Symptoms Questionnaire: A confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Neurology, 253, 1603-1614.

Fleminger, S., Leigh, E., McCarthy, C. (2006). What is the size of the demand for specialist neuropsychiatry services? Rates of referrals to neuropsychiatric services in the South London, UK. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 18, 121-128.

Fleminger, S., Leigh, E., Eames, P., Langrell, L., Nagraj, R., & Logsdail, S. (2005). Evaluating the interrater reliability of the HoNOS-ABI. Psychiatric Bulletin, 29, 53-55.

Marke, C., Leigh, E., Fleminger, S. (2005). The HoNOS-ABI: An under-utilised resource? Psychiatric Bulletin, 29, 35.

Bayliss, D. M., Jarrold, C., Baddeley, A. D., Gunn, D. M., & Leigh, E. (2005). Mapping the developmental constraints on working memory span performance. Developmental Psychology, 41, 579-597.

Bayliss, D.M., Jarrold, C., Baddeley. & Leigh, E. (2005). Differential constraints on the working memory and reading abilities of individuals with learning difficulties and typically developing children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 92, 76-99.

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