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Francesca Wood

Trainee Clinical Psychologist


I am currently in my second year at the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and have recently started my third placement in the South Oxfordshire Older Adult Community Mental Health Team. My first year consisted of placements in adult mental health at Healthy Minds IAPT Service (Buckinghamshire), and Children's Psychological Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford). 


Prior to clinical training, I worked as an Assistant Psychologist in an eating disorders service, where I worked therapeutically with service users who had Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa. I co-facilitated a DBT-informed group for service users with Binge Eating Disorder and assisted in the implementation of a new CBT protocol for eating disorders. I then worked as an Assistant Psychologist in a neuro-rehabilitation hospital, gaining experience in neuropsychological assessment and psychological adjustment following a brain injury. Here I developed a keen interest in third wave cognitive behavioural therapies, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Training so far has enhanced my passion for bridging psychological and physical health care, particularly when working with children with various physical health conditions. I have also particularly enjoyed working systemically with families and teams. 


Turner, H., Marshall, E., Wood, F., Stopa, L., & Waller, G. (2016). CBT for eating disorders: The impact of early changes in eating pathology on later changes in personality pathology, anxiety and depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 1-6.

Waller, G., Turner, H., Tatham, M., Mountford, V., Whitty, E., & Wood, F. (2016, May). Brief, intensive CBT for normal weight eating-disordered outpatients: What can one achieve in just ten sessions? Paper presented at the Academy of Eating Disorders, San Francisco.

Davies, A., Mallows, L., Easton, R., Morrey, A., & Wood, F. (2014). A survey of the provision of family therapy in medium secure units in Wales and England. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25(5), 520-534.