What is an Educational Psychologist (EP)?
EPs apply psychology in their work with families, schools, and young people to support young people’s learning, development, and emotional wellbeing from age 0-25. EPs have in-depth knowledge, understanding and research skills at a masters and doctorate level and are registered with the HCPC.
What is an EP assessment?
- An educational psychology assessment involves working with the young person, and the adults around them, to identify and recommend strategies to support their development.
- EP assessment is much bigger than just a 1:1 “test”. EPs use all the information that is gathered from consultations, observations, documents, as well as individual work with the student (which can involve 1:1 assessment) to gain a full picture of the young person.
- Often, EPs will use consultation as a means to deliver their services. This involves bringing psychology to discussions with adults and young people. The understanding behind consultation is that each individual has unique knowledge to contribute to information sharing and problem solving.
How do EPs support professional development in schools, services and organisations?
- EPs deliver training to parents, teachers, teaching assistants, other professionals and students to support key areas. Please click on the link to the CPD training menu.
- EPs provide supervision to professionals such as ELSA, CPD supervision groups, teachers, TAs or senior leadership.
- EPs deliver therapeutic intervention to individual children or groups such as cognitive behavioural approaches.
- EPs support schools to consider their provision and policy development.
- EPs support schools with critical incidents such as a bereavement.
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