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Helen Jenkins

B.A. (Hons), D.Clin.Psychol., C.Psychol, PG.Dip. Cognitive Therapy

Clinical Tutor, Lead for Personal and Professional Development & Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Dr Helen Jenkins is a Clinical Tutor for OXICPT, and leads the Personal and Professional Development (PPD) stream of the Course. The PPD Lead role includes managing the support systems provided for trainees; as well as chairing the Professional Reflection Working Party, and thus leading the development and integration of reflective-practice within the Course.


Helen shares responsibility for organising the Professional Issues and Leadership Module with David Murphy.  She also contributes to the Adult Mental Health Module, CBT Clinical Seminars, and supervisor training. 

Professional Interests

Helen is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in adult mental health and CBT. She has worked across a variety of settings, including primary care, community mental health teams, and a psychological therapies service. Her current clinical post, with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, involves working for the Medic Support service, providing CBT for doctors and dentists in training.


Harrison, S., Clohessy, S. & Jenkins, H. (In prep). Police Community Support Officers' experiences of stress and coping: a qualitative study.

Vincent, F., Jenkins H., Larkin M. & Clohessy, S. (2013). Asylum-seekers' experiences of trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: a qualitative study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 579-593.

McManus, F., Rosen, K. & Jenkins, H. (2010). Chapter: 15 Developing and Progressing as a CBT therapist. In M. Fennell, H. Kennerley, F. McManus, M. Mueller and D. Westbrook (Eds), Oxford Guide to Survival as a CBT therapist. Oxford University Press.

Jenkins, H. & Fennell M. (2004). Building Self-Esteem. Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.

Fennell, M. & Jenkins, H. (2004). Chapter 21: Low self-esteem. In J. Bennett-Levy, G. Butler, M. Fennell, A. Hackmann, M. Mueller and D. Westbrook (Eds), Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy. Oxford University Press.

Quested, D., Jenkins, H., Maguire, J. & Hogg, L. (2002). Use of quasi-experimental design in the evaluation of an alternatives to admission service in Oxfordshire. Poster presentation at the Pioneers in Psychiatry Conference.

Jenkins, H. & Allen, C. (1998). The relationship between staff burnout/distress and interactions with residents in two residential homes for older people. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 13, 466-472.