According to the British Psychological Society: ‘Educational psychology is concerned with children and young people in educational and early years settings. Educational psychologists tackle challenges such as learning difficulties, social and emotional problems, issues around disability as well as more complex developmental disorders.
Educational psychologists also work in a variety of ways including observations, interviews and assessments and offer consultation, advice and support to teachers, parents, the wider community as well as the young people concerned. They research innovative ways of helping vulnerable young people and often train teachers, learning support assistants and others working with children.’
An educational psychologist, Kairen Cullen has worked with many parents, children, carers and adults who need guidance about their development and learning. She frequently appears as an expert in the UK print and broadcast media.
Meanwhile, Dr Angie Wigford and Dr Ian Smillie give an insight into a career as an Educational Psychologist.
Are you thinking about a career in educational psychology? Do you want to know what training and qualifications are needed by educational psychologists to allow them to practise in England, Wales or Northern Ireland? If so, head on to the Association of Educational Psychologist.
Dennis Relojo is the Founder of Psychreg, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychreg Journal of Psychology. In addition to his duties with Psychreg, he also serves as editorial board member for a number of peer-reviewed journals. Dennis holds a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire and his research interest lies in the broad area of applied psychology. You can connect with him through Twitter @DennisRelojo and his website.