Clark Baim, M.Ed., Dip. Psych., is a psychodrama psychotherapist (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a registered senior trainer with the British Psychodrama Association.
He is the co-director of the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama, a psychotherapy training organisation, and Change Point Ltd, a training provider in social work, criminal justice, voluntary sector and mental health settings. Clark has 25 years’ experience as a group facilitator and trainer in the UK and 15 other countries.
A native of Chicago and graduate of Williams College, Massachusetts, he moved to the UK in 1987 to establish and serve as the first director of Geese Theatre UK, a company using applied theatre in prisons and probation. In the late 1990s, Clark worked as a group psychotherapist for five years at HMP Grendon in Buckinghamshire. Between 2000 and 2012 he was contracted as co-lead national trainer for the Probation Service’s groupwork programmes for men who have committed sexual offences, and in this role he trained several thousand criminal justice practitioners in group treatment methods.
He has also co-trained more than 100 criminal justice trainers and delivered training in residential children’s homes, to child and adolescent mental health service practitioners, social work managers and frontline social workers.
In recent years, Clark has focused on the study of attachment theory and its links with trauma, loss, maltreatment and the development of problematic behaviour. Clark is the co-editor of several books and author of numerous chapters and articles on various aspects of psychotherapy, offender treatment, supervision, co-working and groupwork methods.