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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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Eddleston, Adrienne; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Within the United Kingdom (UK), recent socio-legislative changes have led to increased trading of educational psychology services (EPSs) and greater focus on accountability. However, the impact of educational psychologists' (EPs') practice can be difficult to ascertain, particularly within consultation where resultant actions are often implemented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Models, Accountability
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Morris, Rachel; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
The Children and Families Act (2014) has seen the extension of the role of educational psychologists (EPs) to cover the age range from birth to 25¬†years. EPs have had to develop and extend their practice to meet the needs of post-16 young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Research on transition from compulsory education to…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Role, Transitional Programs
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Snape, Laura; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Emerging evidence suggests motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective intervention for supporting disaffected students. However, previous literature has failed to establish students' views on MI. In the present study, three students took part in an individual MI intervention, delivered by three educational psychologists (EPs). Self-report…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Motivation, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study sought to establish pupil and teacher views about a six-hour, whole-class mindfulness programme called Paws.b. Pupil post-intervention focus groups and teacher semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain what was interesting and useful about Paws.b, and how it could be developed. Audio recordings were transcribed and thematically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Psychology
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Dunsmuir, Sandra; Atkinson, Cathy; Lang, Jane; Warhurst, Amy; Wright, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Objective Structured Professional Assessments (OSPAs) were developed and evaluated at three universities in the United Kingdom, to supplement supervisor assessments of trainee educational psychologists' placement practice. Participating second year students on three educational psychology doctoral programmes (n = 31) and tutors (n = 12) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Graduate Students
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Cryer, Sarah; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Research suggests motivational interviewing (MI) techniques are both widely-used by educational psychologists (EPs) and effective in supporting young people of secondary age. To date, there has been no published research investigating the use of MI with primary-aged children. This study details the use of a short MI-based intervention with a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Motivation Techniques, Educational Psychology, Intervention
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Atkinson, Cathy; Dunsmuir, Sandra; Lang, Jane; Wright, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
The Children and Families Act (2014) extends statutory protections for young people with special educational needs and disabilities until age 25. Consequently the core curriculum for trainee educational psychologists (TEPs) needs to be developed beyond the current focus of work with early years and school-age children. In order to define requisite…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Counselor Training, Trainees
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Atkinson, Cathy; Squires, Garry; Bragg, Joanna; Wasilewski, David; Muscutt, Janet – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This project follows a survey into the role of UK educational psychologists (EPs) in delivering therapeutic interventions to children and young people. Four educational psychology services (EPSs) that identified themselves as providing effective therapeutic practice were selected on the basis of their qualitative responses to the survey. Site…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Therapy, Foreign Countries, Psychologists
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Harding, Emma; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
Legislation, literature and research have recently advocated the importance of establishing and representing the views of children and young people. This study aimed to establish how Educational Psychologists (EPs) in one authority ascertain and present children's views in written reports. Content analysis was undertaken on the pupils' view…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Student Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Atkinson, Cathy; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
This study seeks to provide current survey data from qualified psychologists about effective supervision, in view of increased fieldwork supervision demands, due to restructured initial professional training. A model of effective fieldwork supervision emerges in which a well-managed and communicative partnership between trainee psychologist and…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Supervision
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Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2006
Recent developments in literacy teaching have tended to target the needs of primary, rather than high school pupils and focus on technical, rather than affective aspects of reading. This paper describes a questionnaire-based study undertaken to identify perceptions and views held by Key Stage 3 readers of different ages, genders and abilities.…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Literacy Education, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes
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Atkinson, Cathy; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
This study considers the application and effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an intervention strategy for secondary school pupils experiencing disaffection. Using a case study example, the process of intervention and the use of specific techniques from other psychological approaches are described. Results identify issues concerning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Psychologists, Intervention