What are Educational Psychologists?
Educational Psychologists have degrees in psychology (the study of how people think, feel and behave) and higher degrees in Educational Psychology which is the practical application of psychology to children and schools. Educational Psychologists currently employed in the service are trained teachers and have a minimum of two years teaching experience. They are bound by an international Codes of Ethics, and are registered with the British Psychological Society or the Hong Kong Psychological Society.
About the ESF Educational Psychology Services
The ESF Psychology Services provide a range of services in assessing children and young people with additional educational needs and supporting schools to plan interventions and implement supportive strategies. The service offers training for school staff to build the capacity and confidence of schools to respond to specific needs.
Our Educational Psychologists have a range of interests and specialisms which include:
- Cognitive assessment
- Attachment difficulties
- Personal construct psychology
- Emotional Literacy
- Children’s Mental Health and wellbeing
- Autistic spectrum disorders
- Critical incidents
- Play-based assessment
- Counselling techniques and mentoring of young people
- Working with parents and carers to support children
For students at ESF schools, accessing Educational Psychology services costs no additional charge. Each school will prioritise children for the Educational Psychologist’s attention on the basis of needs.