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Educational Psychology Group

Mission Statement

The Educational Psychology Group exists to produce Educational Psychology practitioners who have the knowledge and skills to deliver accountable, research-based services and who understand how to use psychology as a force for positive change.

We do so through:

    Helping to shape the future development of Educational Psychology research and practice
    (CPD courses and resources)

    Promoting the work of the Educational Psychology Group in the college, nationally and internationally

Course News and links

12-15 cohortCongratulations to our seventh cohort of Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology trainees (2012-2015) who completed the programme last summer and have now obtained their Doctoral awards - we wish them all the very best for their future in EP practice. To read about some of our graduates' research click here.

For an overview of the initial training course click here.

DECP Supervision GuidelinesClick here to access the DECP/BPS Professional Supervision Guidelines for Practice for Educational Psychologists, launched at the DECP conference in January 2011. The working group was led by DECPsy programme co-director Dr Sandra Dunsmuir & Dr Jane Leadbetter, the University of Birmingham.

Doctorate in Educational & Child Psychology (DECPSy)

(3 year full-time initial training)

CPD Doctorate in Educational Psychology (DEdPsy)

(4 year part-time programme for EP practitioners)

Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma / MSc in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Young People (CBT)

(part-time flexible programme for childrens' services professionals)

Application for September 2016 entry on our 3 year initial training Doctorate closed on 3 December 2015 and funded and self-funded places will be offered shortly.

Please visit our applications webpage for further information.

Application for January 2017 entry on our 4 year part-time CPD Doctorate (DEdPsy) is now open.

If you are interested in applying please visit the course website

The collaborative Cognitive Behaviour Therapy PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc is based at the Anna Freud Centre in Hampstead. Visit the course website for further information.


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