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Reena Vohora

BSc (Hons), MRes, DClinPsych, CPsychol


Academic Tutor and Clinical Psychologist

What I do

Dr Vohora is an Academic Tutor and year 2 Tutor at OXICPT. She is a module convener and teaches on a range of topics including issues relating to clinical skills, professional practice, resilience and evidence based psychological interventions for people with cognitive impairments.

Dr Vohora co-ordinates the Open Module series and is Chair of the Access and Outreach group at OXICPT. She is also Chair of the Oxford branch of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust race equality network.

Professional Interests

Dr Vohora is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and has experience of clinically supervising masters and doctoral trainees. She is a member of the BPS and registered with the HCPC.

Dr Vohora began working in the NHS in 2005 and has worked within a range of mental health services and settings. She works clinically in a neuro-rehabilitation service.  

Dr Vohora's specialist interests include working with older adults with cognitive and/or neurological impairment, developing resilience across the lifespan and supporting families and carers. She is interested in working from a Compassion Focused Therapy perspective, delivering staff training and considering interventions to strengthen resilience.

Dr Vohora is Chair of the Oxford branch of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust race equality network and has been involved with the co-organisation of a BAME staff steering group within another NHS Trust. She is Chair of the Access and Outreach group at OXiCPT and is passionate about providing trainee and staff support. Dr Vohora has also delivered talks and training on cultural considerations in therapy in academic and clinical settings.

Publications

Robertson, N and Vohora, R. (2008). Fitness vs. fatness: Implicit bias towards obesity among fitness professionals and regular exercisers. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9(4): 547-557.

Vohora, R and Ogi, L. (2008) Addressing the emotional needs of stroke survivors. Nursing Times, 104(42): 32–36.

Vohora, R and Close, H. (2011). ‘Patient’, ‘Client’ or ‘Service user’? Clinical Psychology Forum. 226.

Bamber, A and Vohora, R. (2015). Reflections on a ‘Clinical Psychology Training Workshop’ for Assistant Psychologists, Clinical Psychology Forum. 274, 2-5.

Vohora, R and Dean, D. (2019). Reflections on a careers workshop for aspiring Clinical Psychologists from a black and minority ethnic background, Clinical Psychology Forum. 316, 22-25.

Vohora, R and Kathryn E. (in preparation). Resilience in later life.

Recent workshops/conference presentations/interviews:

Vohora, R. (2017). Clinical Psychology in a Cultural Context. Presentation at OXiCPT 3rd BAME careers event, Oxford, October 28th.

Vohora, R. (2017). Mental Health Services and Culture. Presentation at Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust: Human Rights Week Conference, May 18th.

Vohora, R. (2018). Working with religious beliefs in assessment and therapy. Presentation at OXiCPT 4th BAME careers event, Oxford, October 6th.

Vohora, R. (2018). A psychologist's perspective on Hindu views of health and well-being. Presentation at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust/The Oxford Centre for Spirituality and Well-being, Oxford, November 6th.

Vohora, R (2018). The role of a Clinical Psychologist and views of help-seeking in Asian communities. Radio Panj, December 28th.

Organised:  'Being Me? - A careers event for aspiring clinical psychologists from black and minority ethnic backgrounds'. Oxford, October 12th 2019.