• Biography

    Sally Austen, Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, BA (Hons), MSc, C.Psychol, AfBPsS

    Substantial experience of working in the general fields of adult mental health, addictive behaviour and learning disability. International reputation in the specialised area of deafness and mental health.
    Has been based in Cornwall, Japan, London, Surrey, Guernsey. Now based in Birmingham.
    Fluent in British Sign Language (level 3 NVQ).
    Unique selling point is the ability to adapt assessment and treatment techniques for use with diverse client groups and in the simplification of psychological explanation such that all clients, staff and families can understand and be involved.
    Honorary Lecturer at Birmingham University and Northumbria University, past lecturer at Aston University

    I am willing to work across UK (and international). I am currently based in Birmingham. I am also available via Skype or FaceTime.

    I am registered with DeafExpert, the BPS panel of experts and UK Expert Witness.

    I was a guest speaker at the 'Only the Lonely Conference 2013'

    The St George Healthcare Group national conference on 13 June 2013 at the University of Manchester

    The Only the Lonely: Deafness and Autism / Learning Disability Conference 2013 provided a unique opportunity to access the most up to date knowledge and information, provided by high quality presenters who are acknowledged experts in their respective fields. The complexities of unravelling the clinical and therapeutic conundrums of Deaf People on the Autistic Spectrum, is both challenging and requires a range of knowledge and skills that delegates will be able to understand. The Conference was a benefit to professionals in Mental Health Care, Developmental Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychiatry of LD, Mental Health and Deafness, Education, Social Work, Prison Services, those in the Criminal Justice System and Commissioners of services.