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Hoyne, Nicola; Cunningham, Yvonne – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Recent years have seen a revived interest in therapeutic educational psychology practice. The aim of this research is to identify the range of therapeutic approaches being delivered by Educational Psychologists (EPs) in an Irish context and to elicit the views of practitioners on the facilitators and barriers to therapeutic provision. Twelve…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Intervention, Therapy
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Tobias, Adele – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Persistent school non-attendance (PSNA) is a widely acknowledged problem. Family coaches work intensively with families where a child or young person (CYP) has persistently poor or no school attendance and there is unemployment or anti-social behaviour. Their work extends across different systems, which gives them a unique, multi-factored…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Family Environment, Intervention, Attendance Patterns
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Atkinson, Cathy; Posada, Susan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
A growing body of literature surrounds the development of effective supervisory practices for practitioner and trainee educational psychologists. To date, none of this has addressed supervision for managers of UK educational psychology services, despite evidence that they may be under increasing pressure to make difficult decisions, respond to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Supervision, Administrators, Educational Psychology
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Higgins, Edel; Slattery, Carol; Perry, John L.; O'Shea, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Research has shown that rates of clinical anxiety levels are higher among young people with an ASD than their typically developing peers. This study conducted an exploratory investigation into the impact of a specifically tailored CBT group programme on anxiety levels in young people with ASD. The 12 week CBT programme was delivered to 12 children…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring
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Gouveia, Patrícia; Leal, Isabel; Cardoso, Jorge – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This study introduces a pilot project--the creation of a Student and Family Office to reduce school violence--and suggests the benefits of the combined use of different strategies to decrease peer aggression and victimisation. The programme was implemented over a two-and-a-half-year period and included 132 Portuguese adolescents attending the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Student Personnel Services, Student Welfare
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Green, Rachael; Birch, Susan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Dynamic Assessment (DA) is an interactive form of cognitive assessment used by some educational psychologists (EPs) to assess the learning potential of children and young people, through a focus on cognitive and affective aspects of learning. In terms of UK EP practice, this approach has the potential to complement the focus on 'person-centred…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Cognitive Measurement, Alternative Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Law, C. Eleanor; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Educational or school psychologists (EPs/SPs) can offer support with behaviour concerns at the levels of individual, group or organisation. Their practices, whilst being psychologically based, must be responsive to local contexts and needs. To explore behaviour practice in a real-world context, and to consider how development in this domain might…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems
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Starley, Dawn – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The limited and largely international, adult-based literature links "perfectionism" with both positive (achievement, life satisfaction) and negative (mental health difficulties, suicide) outcomes, both of which have relevance for education. This review identifies the key areas of agreement and conflict in the current research base,…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Educational Psychology, Mental Health, Well Being
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Begon, Rob; Billington, Tom – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This article aims to contribute to an emancipatory conceptual framework for EPs to draw upon when called to work with and/or speak of individuals labelled autistic. First, the widespread adherence to medicalised, inherently deficit-based discourses surrounding autism is critiqued, and considered as not uniformly beneficial for "clients"…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Individual Differences, Critical Theory
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Strahan née Brown, Carol; Gibbs, Simon; Reid, Anna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The psychological environment of schools is a powerful determinant of staff well-being and educational outcomes for children. The work reported here explored teachers' Collective-Efficacy (CE) and well-being. Staff in a sample of schools completed a survey of their CE. A sub-sample of teachers was interviewed to elicit views about the relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Well Being, Teacher Surveys
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Crowley, Carolyn – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
A large percentage of young people who have been adopted will have experienced early childhood trauma and neglect that can impact on their social and emotional development, and engagement with learning. Although much research has been carried out concerning adoption, the views and perspectives of adopted young people are often missing. This…
Descriptors: Adoption, Trauma, Child Neglect, Social Development
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Edmondson, Suzanne; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Research suggests that children with hearing loss face a number of difficulties in the education system, including socially. Although there has been much research with the severe to profound deaf population there has been little research into the life experiences of children with moderate hearing loss who attend mainstream secondary schools. This…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Deafness, Mainstreaming, Student Experience
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Hughes, Cerian; Maclean, Georgina; Stringer, Phil – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This article reflects on the experience of applying a person-centred approach to promote organisational change in an educational context. A detailed example is drawn from a Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) process with a group of school staff. The article considers existing research into person-centred approaches and explores key…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Organizational Change, Special Needs Students, Program Effectiveness
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Ramsay, Janet; Cowell, Naina; Gersch, Irvine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This exploratory study adopted a mixed methods methodology, a critical realist ontological stance and a constructionist epistemological position to consider how special educational needs coordinators and pastoral managers in mainstream high schools understand the relationship between problem behaviours and language development. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Impairments, Behavior Problems, Educational Psychology
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Bozic, Nick; Lawthom, Rebecca; Murray, Janice – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Since the 1990s many strength-based assessments (for example, inventories, checklists, interview schedules) have been developed for use with children and young people, but these have offered a limited appraisal of the contexts in which strengths are present. In this study a new form of contextualised strength-based assessment was used within the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Interviews, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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