Dr Sandra Baum, Clinical Director for Adult Learning Disabilities Services

Dr Sandra Baum, Clinical Director for Adult Learning Disabilities Services

Dr Sandra Baum is head of learning disabilities psychological services. She is a consultant clinical psychologist, clinical director, a systemic psychotherapist and is an honorary senior lecturer at University College London. Sandra has worked with people with learning disabilities for over 35 years. Her clinical work and research interests focus on using systemic approaches with families and staff teams. 

Sandra is co-editor of Intellectual Disabilities: A Systemic Approach (Karnac) published in 2006 and has published many articles on the use of family therapy with this client group. She completed her post-qualification doctoral research on the mothers with learning disabilities experience of losing custody of their children. 

Sandra is also co-editor of Good Practice Guidance for Clinical Psychologists when Assessing Parents with Learning Disabilities published by the British Psychological Society in 2011. She has facilitated many workshops on systemic and narrative approaches both in the UK and internationally.​