An educational psychologist has undertaken a minimum of seven years of training. This includes a first degree in psychology, at least two years’ experience in educationally-relevant settings and postgraduate training in educational psychology.
As part of their post graduate training educational psychologists’ study normal child development, the psychology of teaching and learning, including the psychological aspects of teaching young people with special educational needs. They study how groups function, how people in organisations communicate and maintain relationships. They also learn about assessment, problem solving, training and research methods.
Educational psychologists work with children and young people between the ages of 0-19 years of age. They work closely with teachers, parents and other involved professionals in education, health and social care settings.