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Tellis-James, Charlie; Fox, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This research drew on positive psychology in order to offer an optimistic way of conceptualising the lives of young people who are often described as having "SEBD" (social, emotional and behavioural difficulties), now SEMH (social, emotional, mental health) in the English 2014 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Social Development, Emotional Development, Futures (of Society)
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Fox, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
The changes brought by the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice: 0 to 25 years, 2014, is an opportunity for educational psychologists (EPs) to reposition ourselves so that we can improve our contribution to the services for children and young people with special educational needs (SENs) or a disability. Underpinning…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Fox, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This article examines educational psychologists' (EPs') engagement with evidence-based practice (EBP). In particular it considers the limitations of randomised controlled trials and the difficulties of obtaining sufficient evidence about the effectiveness of interventions. This means that there is a possibility that EPs continue to use…
Descriptors: Expertise, Evidence, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Fox, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
This article explores two separate traditions that educational psychologists (EPs) in the UK have for working with systems. One of these is "systems work" with organisations such as schools. The other is "systemic thinking" for working with families. Over the years these two traditions, systems work and systemic thinking, have…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Family Counseling, Therapy, Systems Approach
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Fox, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
Over the past few years evidence-based practice has become of central concern to health and social services in this country. The fundamental tenant is that there must be a clear link between professional practice and its research base. This paper outlines the concept of evidence-based practice and how it rests on the concept of good quality…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Epistemology, Validity