Dr Janet Feigenbaum is a chartered consultant clinical psychologist for North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at University College London. She is clinical and strategic lead for personality disorder services for NELFT and clinical lead for the IMPART (Intensive Management of Personality disorders: Assessment and Recovery Team). In September 2012 IMPART was selected as one of three IAPT SMI demonstration sites for the treatment of people with a personality disorder. In addition she has recently been appointed to the role of Strategic and Clinical Lead for Evidence Based Practice in Psychological Therapies in NELFT.
Janet completed intensive training in DBT in Seattle in 1999/2000 while director of research for the Oscar Hill Service for personality disorder. The results of the RCT of the effectiveness for DBT for PD conducted at the Oscar Hill Service were recently published (Feigenbaum et al., 2012 – British Journal of Clinical Psychology). In 2003 she moved to NELFT and established one of the 11 National Pilot sites for personality disorder funded by NHS England. (DDART; specialising in providing DBT and CBT for individuals with PD and co-morbid substance abuse). The service was successfully devolved and merged to become IMPART. Janet is now an International trainer in DBT, providing training, supervision, and consultation in DBT and PD service development in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Janet has recently been appointed chairman of the Board of Certification and Accreditation for the Society of DBT UK.
Janet’s current research grants and projects include: developing DBT-E in the UK (for return to employment), developing a brief intervention for reducing self harm in the community (outside mental health), evaluation of a 12 week DBT informed group for Bulimia, developing an intervention package for fathers with PD, a naturalistic evaluation of DBT in the NHS, evaluation of a one day DBT skills workshop for carers, and evaluation of the Adult Invalidating Environments scale.