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Dr Adanna Onyejiaka

Senior Clinical Psychologist


Dr Adanna Onyejiaka is a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the National Adult Autism and ADHD Psychology Service and the Transforming Care in Autism project aimed at supporting autistic adults who are admitted to inpatient services or are at risk of admission.

She has experience in assessment, formulation and using evidence-based psychological interventions working individually with adults, as well as with their families, organisations and systems. She is experienced in using CBT and systemic-informed family therapy.

She has an interest in practice-based evidence and is jointly conducting a service evaluation project investigating access and experience of service provisions with a focus on race and ethnicity. 
 
Area of expertise
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Severe mental health difficulties, for example psychosis, trauma
  • Provision of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and systemic-informed therapy
  • Race and ethnicity, and intersectionality with neurodevelopmental difficulties

Education and training
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience), 2017

Publications
Dazzan, P., Lappin, J. M., Heslin, M., Donoghue, K., Lomas, B., Reininghaus, U., Onyejiaka, A., Croudace, T. J., Jones, P. B., Murray, R., Fearon, P., Doody, G. A., and Morgan, C. (2019). Symptom remission at 12-weeks strongly predicts long-term recovery from the first episode of psychosis. Psychological Medicine, 1–11.

Morgan, C., Fearon, P., Lappin, J., Heslin, M., Donoghue, K., Lomas, B., Reininghaus, U., Onyejiaka, A., Croudace, T., Jones, P. B., Murray, R. M., Doody, G.A., and Dazzan, P. (2017) Ethnicity and long-term course and outcome of psychotic disorders in a UK sample: the ÆsOP-10 study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 211, 88–94.

Reininghaus, U., Gayer-Anderson, C., Valmaggia, L., Kempton, M.J., Calem, M., Onyejiaka, A., Hubbard, K., Dazzan, P., Beards, S., Fisher, H.L., Mills, J.G., Mcguire, P., Craig, T.K., Garety, P., van Os, J., Murray, R.M., Wykes, T., Myin-Germeys, I., and Morgan, C. (2016). Psychological processes underlying the association between childhood trauma and psychosis in daily life: an experience sampling study. Psychological Medicine, 4, 2799-2813.