Sandra Branton

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
M.S. Forensic Psychology

Dr. Branton is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience working in community mental health and private practice, including experience in correctional psychology. She is currently in private practice. Dr. Branton also has approximately 10 years of online teaching experience. Dr. Branton has a Doctorate of Education degree in counseling and educational psychology, Master's Degree in marriage and family counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Dr. Branton provided consultation and professional correctional psychology services in the local county jail in her area for over 20 years. She also helped to develop and facilitate a local mental health court, forensic multidisciplinary team, and provided Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement. Dr. Branton actively worked with law enforcement in the field for 10 years, as part of a collaborative crisis intervention team with mental health and the police and sheriff’s departments. Dr. Branton was an independent evaluator for the State of California providing evaluations for mentally disordered offenders in the state prison system. Forensic psychology is her professional passion. Dr. Branton is a member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies