Dr Sara Freitag
Academic & Professional Tutor, DECPsy & Senior Educational Psychologist, Achieving for Children
BSc, MSc, DEdPsy, HCPC Registered Psychologist (Reg. No.PYL27010)
Sara completed her degree in Psychology at the University of Manchester, before going on to complete her Masters in Educational Research with a focus on inclusion and diversity, again at the University of Manchester. During this time, Sara also worked as a research assistant for developmental psychologist Dr Silvain Sirois.
Sara then worked in a small team supporting young people at risk of exclusion from school, before completing the DECPsy at UCL between 2008 – 2011, with placements in Harrow, Enfield and Tower Hamlets.
Following qualification, Sara worked as an Educational Psychologist within the Early Years team in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, before moving to Richmond Local Authority, now known as Achieving for Children, where she is a Specialist Educational Psychologist for Children who are looked after. Alongside this Sara is a Senior Educational Psychologist and Practice Supervisor for UCL Year 1 trainees.
Sara’s areas of interest, both for research and professional practice include: promoting the educational attainment, social and community inclusion of looked after children, refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children; the application of attachment theory in schools; strength based approaches to supporting children, young people and families; resilience and therapeutic approaches; cognition and learning and community psychology.
Outside of Educational Psychology practice, Sara loves to travel and in 2014 / 2015, she took a 6 month sabbatical to combine her love for travel with volunteering as an Educational Psychologist in Phnom Penn, Cambodia, working with a group of Speech and Language Therapists in an orphanage and special school for children with complex needs.