UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Dr Janet Feigenbaum

Dr Janet Feigenbaum



  • Senior Lecturer
    Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL


Primary research interests are in the development of improved interventions for the treatment of personality disorder.  This includes increasing understanding of hte aetiology of personality disorders, mechanisms of maintenance and change, and intergenerational transmission of personality disorders.

Current research focusses on adaptations of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behaivoural Therapy for a wider range of presentations and comorbidity with personality disorder.

Further research looks at brain mechanisms underpinning personality disorder using fMRI and behavioural tests.

Intergenerational research includes evaluation and adaptation of Mellow Parenting for mothers with personality disorder, developing an understanding and intervention for fathers with personality disorder, and evaluating training for health visitors.

Key words: dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), personality disorder, efficacy, effectiveness

Award year Qualification Institution
1995 Dip.CBT
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
University of London
1993 MSc
Master of Science
Clinical Psychology
University of London
1988 DPhil
Doctor of Philosophy
Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
1985 BSc
Bachelor of Science
Stanford University

Senior lecturer on the doctorate in clinical psychology and strategic and clinical lead for personality disorders for North East London Foundation Trust.  Senior international trainer in DBT for British Isles DBT.  Clinical lead for the North East London Foundation Trust IAPT SMI demonstration site. Honorary senior lecturer for Bangor University supporting the PG certificate in DBT. Member of the North East London R&D department, and UCL Partners.