The EP community
edpsy.org.uk isn’t alone, we’re part of a much wider community that supports EPs. Here are some of the key ones.
If you think there are others we should or could add, let us know!
The Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC is the regulator of health and care professions in the UK, including practitioner psychologists. The HCPC produce a range of standards that explain what is expected of registrants:
- Standards of conduct, performance and ethics
- Standards of proficiency
- Standards of continual professional development
- Standards relevant to education and training
The British Psychological Society (BPS) and Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP)
The DECP, part of the British Psychological Society (BPS), aims to promote the professional interests of educational and child psychologists and to develop psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
- Publishes The BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct and BPS Practice Guidelines
- Publishes The Psychologist
- Runs a whole range of events throughout the year
The Scottish Division of Educational Psychology (SDEP)
The SDEP represents the distinct context of Scotland with its own issues and practice and serves to communicate between practising psychologists in Scotland and The BPS.
Find out more about joining the SDEP.
The Association of Educational Psychologists
The AEP is the trade union and professional association for EPs in the UK.
- Offers legal and union support as well as professional and employment advice
- Handles the online application process for EP training courses
Find out more about joining the AEP.
National Association of Principal Educational Psychologists (NAPEP)
NAPEP is a membership organisation open to the most senior qualified and HCPC registered EPs actively managing EP teams, as the main provider of services to local authorities.
NAPEPs terms of reference state the organisation’s purpose as:
“NAPEP seeks to support, advise and influence the leadership of educational psychology services and supports the continuing development of our profession in order to achieve the most positive, inclusive outcomes for children, young people and their families.”
International School Psychology Association (ISPA)
ISPA promotes the use of psychology within education contexts around the world. It promotes communication between psychologists who work in schools across the globe.
- Publishes The International Journal of School and Educational Psychology (IJSEP)
- Runs the ISPA Annual Conference
- Produces the ISPA Code of Ethics
Find out more about joining ISPA.
EPNET is an online open and public forum for the exchange of ideas and information for those working within the field of educational psychology
Over the past few years the EP social media community has really flourished, including:
- Our own edpsy facebook page and twitter account @edpsyuk
- EP Reach-Out on Youtube, who host a range of fantastic webinars about all things educational psychology
- The DECP Facebook page and twitter account @DECPOfficial
- Educational Psychology Today – a Facebook page sharing interesting information and posts
- The EP UK Doctoral Applicants Facebook page – an informal group to support and stimulate discussion for all those hoping to apply for a place on the Doctorate in Education Psychology in the UK
- There are also a range of podcasts available relevant to educational psychology or hosted by EPs, including:
- Agents of Hope – hosted by Dr Tim Cox, aims to engage in long-form critical discussion about issues that arise in the field of applied psychology
- Conversations about Consultation – hosted by trainees and tutors at the Tavistock, aims to speak with guests who offer something unique and distinctive that can complement or contrast different views about consultation.
- The Sizzle Pod – hosted by Dr Jo Taylor, Long form conversations that bringing an informal but informed psychological lens to a range of topics
- The Emotional Curriculum – hosted by Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway, exploring new research which promotes the emotional well-being of children and young people in schools.
- EPs can link with colleagues on twitter using the #twittereps or #adayinthelifeofan_EP
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