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Dr Frances Blumenfeld

Clinical Director
School of Health and Social Care
Dr Frances Blumenfeld
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873125

  • Location

    2S2.5.13, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Part-Time, 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

Profile

Biography

Dr Frances Blumenfeld is ProgrammeDirector and Clinicallead on theDoctorate in Clinical Psychology. She read psychology, sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv University Israel, trained in the early 80's in clinical psychology in Israel.She obtained a statement of equivalence from British Psychological Society 1992. She undertook a top-up doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UEA which was completed in 2008 and entitled Empathy and Attachment amongst Young Offenders. From 1992-1997 she lived in the USA and worked in mental health counselling and mediation. She undertook a family therapy training at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. In her early careerbefore startin gherclinical training and whilst undertaking it she worked inresearch in criminology. Since coming back to England in 1998, she has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Cambridge. She worked for seven years of that time in the Cambridgeshire Youth Offending Team. She works clinically in a child and adolescent mental health service. Her research interests are in the interface between mental health and the criminal justice system. She joined Essex in December 2008.

Qualifications

  • B.A. Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology, University Tel Aviv, Israel

  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, University Tel Aviv, Israel

  • D.Clin.Psy. UEA

Research and professional activities

Current research

Currently involved in multidisciplinary research project evaluating a project working with mothers who have had their children removed.

A study into the effects on expert witness reports of new legislation.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Personal and Professional Development 1 (HS764)

  • Clinical Interventions and Skills 1 (HS765)

  • Personal and Professional Development 2 (HS774)

  • Clinical Interventions and Skills 2 (HS775)

  • Supervised Clinical Practice 3 (HS781)

  • Personal and Professional Development 3 (HS784)

  • Clinical Intervention and Skills 3 (HS785)

Current supervision

Previous supervision

Annabel Hayes
Annabel Hayes
Thesis title: Meeting Needs with Therapy: Refugee and Therapist Experiences of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 13/6/2019
Susan Carolyn Rutter
Susan Carolyn Rutter
Thesis title: Not Just a Slap on the Wrist: A Thematic Analysis of Suspects' Decision-Making in Accepting and Subsequently Challenging a Simple Caution for Adult Offenders.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 20/12/2018
Seamus O'Byrne
Seamus O'Byrne
Thesis title: 'Watch and Wait' - Examining the Potential Impact of Uncertainty in Illness on the Mental Health of Individuals with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Low Grade Lymphomas.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 24/10/2018
Sarah Elizabeth Fife
Sarah Elizabeth Fife
Thesis title: 'A Feasibility Study to Evaluate a Self-Harm Group in Psychiatric Inpatient Settings'
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 24/10/2018
Jasmeet Kaur Thandi
Jasmeet Kaur Thandi
Thesis title: Living with Husbands with a Label of Dementia. the Experience and Meaning of Punjabi Sikh Wives.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 4/7/2018
Sian Marie Williams
Sian Marie Williams
Thesis title: 'If You'Re Kind to Me, I'Ll be Kind to You.' Compassion to Self and Others as a Dynamic and Relational Process Among Young People Who Have Engaged in Harmful Sexual Behaviour: A Grounded Theory
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 7/3/2018
Elizabeth Ann Bradley
Elizabeth Ann Bradley
Thesis title: Desire for Cosmetic Procedures: An Investigation of Associated Factors
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 20/12/2017
Kirsty-Lee Collins
Kirsty-Lee Collins
Thesis title: Social Media Use, Social Anxiety and the Relationship with Life Satisfaction.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 17/5/2017
Aneliya Merolla
Aneliya Merolla
Thesis title: A Study of the Relationship Between Borderline-Dysregulated Personality and Treatment-Resistant Depression in the Course of the Tads Randomised Control Trial
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 23/3/2017
Katie Victoria Budge
Katie Victoria Budge
Thesis title: Violence, Aggression and Therapeutic Relationships: Understanding the Lived Experiences of Females Within Low and Medium Secure Forensic Mental Health Units.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 19/10/2016
Angeline Shobana Dharmaindra
Angeline Shobana Dharmaindra
Thesis title: Coping with Experiences of War in Sri Lanka: Perspectives From Tamil Immigrants Living in the UK
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 19/10/2016
Kathleen Mary Clibbens
Kathleen Mary Clibbens
Thesis title: Transitioning to a Safeguarding Children Clinical Network During a Time of Major Nhs Reform: An Exploratory Study About the Experiences of Designated Professionals
Degree subject: Nursing
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 14/10/2016
Geraldine Marie Holloway
Geraldine Marie Holloway
Thesis title: Maternal Filicide: Grounded Theorising From Interviews with Mothers with a Diagnosis of Mental Illness
Degree subject: Applied Psychology
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 7/10/2016
Natalia Solovieva
Natalia Solovieva
Thesis title: A Mixed Method Delphi Study to Determine Professional Consensus on the Key Elements of Outpatient Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy for Psychosis
Degree subject: Counselling Psychology (D Couns Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 1/7/2016
Cheontell Barnes
Cheontell Barnes
Thesis title: Aggression and the Therapeutic Relationship in Women's Medium Secure Services
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 6/6/2016
Marta Sosnowska
Marta Sosnowska
Thesis title: Challenges Encountered By Frontline Healthcare Professionals in Care for Adolescents Who Engage in Self-Harm. a Qualitative Study Conducted on an Inpatient Unit Implementing Adolescent Mentalization-Based Integrative Therapy (Ambit)
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 10/5/2016
Stacy Earl
Stacy Earl
Thesis title: An Exploration of How Mental Health Service Users' Construct Meaning From the Work Capability Assessment Process - Using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 31/3/2016
Louise Carol Nankivell
Louise Carol Nankivell
Thesis title: 'I Want Him to be a Better Person Than His Dad Was'. How Mothers Experience Their Relationship with Their Son Following Domestic Violence
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 24/11/2015
Elisabeth Nicole Bakes
Elisabeth Nicole Bakes
Thesis title: The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms in a Community Sample
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 10/11/2015
Sarah Alice Elizabeth Senker
Sarah Alice Elizabeth Senker
Thesis title: 'It's Definitely a Choice, But It's a Choice You Can't Understand' Conceptualising Recovery and Addiction From the Perspective of Substance Misusing Offenders: the Role of an Integrated Criminal Justice System
Degree subject: Health Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 11/12/2014
Vanessa Griffin
Vanessa Griffin
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 24/11/2014
Sonya Tsancheva
Sonya Tsancheva
Thesis title: The Relationship Between Trait Behavioural Inhibition and Behavioural Approach as Measured By the Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory Personality Questionnaire (Rst-Pq), Eating Styles and Body Mass Index (Bmi) in an Online, Community Sample
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 30/10/2014
Christopher Lavender
Christopher Lavender
Thesis title: Social Anxiety and the Perceived Costs of Social Blunders in a Community Sample
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 30/10/2014
Allison Ritchie
Allison Ritchie
Thesis title: Exploring the Effect of Shame and Self-Compassion on Bmi and Disordered Eating Behaviour in an Adult Community Sample
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 1/7/2014
Hilary Anne Sporton
Hilary Anne Sporton
Thesis title: Rocking the Boat: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Adopted Adults Making Contact with Their Birth Relatives
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 20/6/2014
Amber Morgan
Amber Morgan
Thesis title: Can Family Processes be Assessed Systematically in the Clinical Setting? A Study of the Application of Family Domains Ratings to Family Therapy Sessions
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 1/4/2014
Sarah Natasha Wraighte
Sarah Natasha Wraighte
Thesis title: A Qualitative Exploration Into the 'Journey of Survival' in Gender Non-Conforming Young Adults Subjected to Childhood Bullying
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 22/1/2014
Francoise Marie-Paule Hentges
Francoise Marie-Paule Hentges
Thesis title: The Effectiveness of a Self-Help Intervention for School Children with Anger Management Difficulties and its Impact on Emotion Regulation.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 14/1/2013
Anna Victoria Orchard
Anna Victoria Orchard
Thesis title: A Longitudinal Case-Series Study of the Efficacy of Metacognitive Training At Ameliorating Psychosis-Related Symptoms and Cognitive Biases
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 17/12/2012
Janet Kennedy
Janet Kennedy
Thesis title: Perfectionism as a Mediator Between Negative Attitudes Towards Emotional Expression and Disordered Eating in a Community Sample.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 23/11/2012
Victoria Elizabeth Wallis
Victoria Elizabeth Wallis
Thesis title: A Mixed Method Evaluation of a Wilderness Therapy Programme for 'Youth At Risk'
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 6/11/2012
Jennie Kathleen Duprey
Jennie Kathleen Duprey
Thesis title: Exploration of the Process Parents Go Through in Deciding to Disclose Their Child's Diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition to Their Child
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 23/1/2012
Natalie Louise Kauder
Natalie Louise Kauder
Thesis title: Recipricol Attachments and Hierarchies of Attachment Figures in Females with Tendancies Towards Eating Disordered Behaviours
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 4/1/2012

Contact

fblume@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873125

Location:

2S2.5.13, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Part-Time, 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)