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Allen, Brooke; Bond, Caroline – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) remains a significant concern in the English context with a broad professional research base expanding at pace in response to serious case reviews and government inquiries into historical sexual abuse. Whilst educational psychologists (EPs) have an established role in child protection and safeguarding, the work they…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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McGuiggan, Claire – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
Despite literature supporting the need for educational psychologists (EPs) to work with families as central to good practice, there is limited evidence of the ways in which EPs involve families within their practice. This paper discusses a small-scale study which explored EP practice in relation to work with families. Nine EPs from four English…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, School Psychologists, Family School Relationship, Family Involvement
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Gillard, Duncan; Wright, David; McNally, Aoife; Flaxman, Paul E.; McIntosh, Ross; Honey, Kyla – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has evolved a considerable evidence-base in recent years. One area wherein the model has demonstrated strong empirical support is through its application within the workplace. However, little empirical work has been carried out within the educational workforce and even less has been done with school leaders…
Descriptors: Well Being, Therapy, Program Descriptions, Measures (Individuals)
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Fraser-Smith, Jenny; Morrison, Laurie; Morrison, Victoria; Templeton, Jenny – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
Adopting the "Drawing the Ideal School" technique based on Personal Construct Psychology, the aim of the study was to explore the realities and constructs of school held by eight young people (aged 12). In answer to "what do young people think makes a non-ideal school", 10 main themes emerged; inadequate physical environment,…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing, Educational Environment
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Gray, Laura; Bownas, Ella; Hicks, Lucy; Hutcheson-Galbraith, Emma; Harrison, Sandra – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
This UK study aimed to elicit parental voices and school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) views, to work towards a better understanding of sex-specific symptomology in females with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and identify the special educational needs of these girls. SENCos in a small local authority (LA) were sent questionnaires…
Descriptors: Females, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes
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Muchenje, Fungisai; Kelly, Catherine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
This systematic review used framework synthesis methodology to explore literature describing problem-solving, circle and consultation groups in schools (PSGs). The review sought to understand the underlying mechanisms which contribute to the reported success of these groups. Key themes contributing to positive outcomes associated with these groups…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Consultation Programs, Groups, Intervention
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Gilsenan, James; Lee, Frances – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
This study explored the experiences of recently arrived Latin American parents to the UK related to their children's education, to highlight how these experiences can inform educational practice. A small-scale qualitative design employed semi-structured interviews to give voice to five parents who had each arrived in London after time spent living…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes
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Schnackenberg, Nicole – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterised by a distressing preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in one's appearance. BDD most typically emerges in adolescence and is estimated to affect 2.2% of the UK adolescent population. There is a dearth of research into children's and young people's lived experiences of BDD, particularly in…
Descriptors: Human Body, Mental Disorders, Self Concept, Adolescents
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Hammond, Nick; Palmer, Nicola – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
Therapeutic working has long been considered a fundamental part of the educational psychologist's (EPs) role. Yet, little attention has been given to the ethical ambiguity which exists between the terms therapeutic practice and therapy, and the implications this has for practice. This paper starts with a definition of therapeutic practice,…
Descriptors: Therapy, Ethics, Decision Making, Educational Psychology
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Connor, Julie; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
While there is increasing awareness of diversity within school-based practice amongst educational psychologists (EPs), one overlooked group is arguably children born intersex, whose needs are often not identified or understood. This research reports an exploratory interview design with a single case to understand the role of an EP in casework…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Role, Children
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Hagarty, Imogen; Morgan, Gavin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
Social-emotional learning programmes can be effective for typically-developing children and young people in improving their social-emotional skills. This systematic literature review, evaluating peer-reviewed literature from 2007 to 2018, investigated whether these programmes are also effective for children and young people with learning…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Children, Learning Disabilities
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Park, Jane; Mortell, Judith – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
Transition research tends to consider the experiences of typically developing pupils and often focuses on the primary to secondary school transition. Accounts that specifically focus on the views of autistic pupils also tend to rely heavily on the accounts of parents and staff. This study explored the transition experiences of four young autistic…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adult Education
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Sabey, Christian; Ross, Scott; Goodman, Jordan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
Students with autism spectrum disorder often require social supports to function well in a mainstream class setting. Researchers have demonstrated the effects of social skills training for students with autism, but their work has focused primarily on topographically defined outcomes, such as increasing the frequency of social behaviours. More…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Training, Program Effectiveness, Students with Disabilities
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Rowley, Janet; Rajbans, Taljeet; Markland, Beckett – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
A narrative therapeutic group intervention, Tree of Life, was carried out with groups of ethnic minority parents of children with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) in a mainstream primary school. A participatory research approach was used, involving collaboration with the group of parents and involvement of a parent co-researcher.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Group Therapy, Minority Groups, Special Needs Students
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Gough, Gemma; Gulliford, Anthea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
This exploratory study considers young carers' perceptions of factors contributing to their adjustment and benefit finding within their caregiving role. Benefit-finding, defined as the "process of deriving positive growth from adversity", is a key construct within the domain of positive psychology. A strengths-based perspective was…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Resilience (Psychology), Self Efficacy
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