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Jessica Barton

BSc (Hons), PGCert (Low Intensity CBT intervention)

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

I am currently in my first year of training on the Oxford Clinical Psychology training course. My first placement is within the Reading Specialist CAMHS team. 

Professional Interests

Prior to having this opportunity to train as a Clinical Psychologist, my clinical and research background has largely involved working with young people. My roles have included supporting diagnoses of neurodevelopmental conditions as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and delivering brief CBT intervention to young people and their parents. I have also been involved in service user projects for young people to develop Single Point of Access services. Further to working with young people, I then trained as a psychological wellbeing practitioner in IAPT to deliver low intensity cognitive behavioural interventions to adults. 

In addition to working in England, I have also worked as a research assistant in Canada. My research interests are in the field of addiction and concurrent mental health difficulties. In the future, I hope to marry up academic knowledge from my research background with clinical practice. My roles in these arenas have encouraged me to explore systemic models of working, which is an area I hope to develop as I learn on the course. 


Barton & Henderson (2016). Peer Support and Youth Recovery: A Brief Review of the Theoretical Underpinnings and Evidence. Canadian Journal of Family and Youth.

Kamboj, Place, Barton, Linke, Curran & Harris (2016). Processing of Alcohol-Related Health Threat in At-Risk Drinkers: An Online Study of Gender-Related Self-Affirmation Effects. Alcohol and Alcoholism.