Deputy Programme Director
Dr Ben Craik, DCCEdPsych, CPsychol, HCPC reg, is Deputy Programme Director for our Doctorate course in Child, community and educational psychology (M4) within the Child and Family Directorate at the Tavistock Centre. Ben has responsibility for supervision and placements for trainees on the course.
Ben is an Educational Psychologist with Hackney Educational Psychology Service where he has worked since 2014, now with a specialist role working within the Virtual School for Looked After Children. Ben started as an Academic and Professional Tutor on the Educational Psychology training Course in September 2019 before taking on the Deputy Director role in January 2023. Prior to training as a psychologist Ben was a qualified teacher having taught at both a primary and secondary level within London and the South East of England.
Ben has research interests in psychological supervision, multi-disciplinary working and the work of educational psychologists with vulnerable groups including care experienced young people. Ben is also a facilitator for the Trust’s British Psychological Society-accredited short course Supervision in schools and community contexts: working relationally and reflectively (CPD32).