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Moore, Jonathan S. B.; Smith, Marjorie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Contingent self-esteem (CSE) describes the degree to which self-esteem is dependent on meeting day-to-day appraisals from oneself and others. This will vary between individuals, ranging from lower to higher CSE. A lower CSE is related to a range of adaptive social and emotional outcomes in adolescents and young adults. This study explores…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires, Child Behavior
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Weeks, Caoimhe; Hill, Vivian; Owen, Charlie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Promoting mental health and well-being for children and young people in the UK has attracted increasing prominence in recent years and has been a focus for government strategy within health and education. Training and practice in educational psychology has increasingly focused on developing skills and expertise to provide therapeutic support…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Restructuring
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Francis, Yvonne J.; Bennion, Kim; Humrich, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Research shows that Looked After Children (LAC) may experience emotional instability which can reduce their capacity to engage with education. This study evaluates an attachment based therapeutic Theraplay® intervention designed to bridge the gap between the emotional well-being of LAC and their engagement in education. Twenty LAC between the ages…
Descriptors: Therapeutic Recreation, Play, Outcomes of Treatment, Intervention
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Davison, Patricia; Duffy, Joseph – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article details a mixed methods study designed to examine the impact of a group process consultation model in helping staff manage challenging behaviour in the nurture group setting. It relates to two geographical clusters of staff, including teachers and teaching assistants, running 11 nurture groups in a major metropolitan area in the UK,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consultation Programs, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Hayes, Marie; Stringer, Phil – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Research has shown that teacher consultation groups increase teachers' behaviour management skills through discussion and collaborative problem-solving. Unlike the United Kingdom, at the time of this research consultation groups were not widely used in Irish schools. This research introduced Farouk's process consultation approach in three Irish…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Behavior Problems
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Stanbridge, Joanna K.; Campbell, Lorraine N. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Questions of how best to support both children's emotional well-being and behaviour in schools are pervasive. The efficacy of an intervention planning tool to support internalising and externalising emotional needs and promote early intervention was explored in a small-scale case study. Adults were trained in two primary schools to carry out the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intervention, Well Being, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Neal, Sinead; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The transition to secondary school is considered difficult for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), yet there has been little strength-based investigation of positive experiences of this population and the types of support they value most in managing anxiety about transition. The current article presents a qualitative exploration of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, Secondary School Students
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Hughes, Cerian; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of preschool Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), an early years curriculum designed to improve children's social and emotional competence, and reduce problem behaviour. Fifty-seven children aged three to four years took part in the study over one academic year. The control group (Group 1) received…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Education, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Ewing, Donna L.; Monsen, Jeremy J.; Kwoka, Maria – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This action research project considered whether significant improvements in child and young person behavioural and emotional mental health could be achieved using school-based play workers as opposed to qualified therapists. This was seen as being an important practice question as access to qualified play therapists was severely restricted with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Mental Disorders
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Nugent, Mary; Jones, Valerie; McElroy, Deirdre; Peelo, Mary; Thornton, Teresa; Tierney, Theresa – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This article reports on a two year project in which educational psychologists offered consultation to groups of teachers, to help them find solutions to school-based problems. Teachers were drawn from within individual schools and from across a number of schools. Typically, teachers were trained by educational psychologists in group consultation…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Consultation Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Jones, Daniel; Monsen, Jeremy; Franey, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This paper explores how educational psychologists working in a training/consultative way can enable teachers to manage challenging pupil behaviour more effectively. It sets out a rationale which encourages schools to embrace a group based teacher peer-support system as part of regular school development. It then explores the usefulness of the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Behavior Problems, Faculty Development, Behavior Modification
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Ewen, Mandy; Topping, Keith J. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
Limited research evidence pertains to the inter-related themes of personalised learning and curricular reform with young people who are disaffected with school or experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). The Extended New Directions (END) project aimed to provide flexible and individualised education to help re-engage…
Descriptors: Evidence, Stakeholders, Emotional Disturbances, Research Design
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Mowat, Joan Gaynor – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This article draws from an evaluative case study of a group work approach--Support Groups--designed by the author to support pupils perceived as having Social and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties within a Secondary school situated in an area of multiple deprivation in Scotland. The study, which is principally qualitative, draws from the accounts…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Social Support Groups, Stakeholders
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Hartnell, Naomi – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This study evaluates the work of a multi-disciplinary Behaviour Support Team developed to support schools in managing problematic behaviour. An evidence base to inform future service delivery is developed, using a model of evaluation which incorporates both quantitative, outcome data and more explanatory qualitative data, incorporating the views…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Evaluation Methods, School Psychologists, Student Behavior
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Squires, Garry; Farrell, Peter; Woods, Kevin; Lewis, Sarah; Rooney, Steve; O'Connor, Mike – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
In the DfES review of the role and contribution of educational psychologists (2006) the views of a range of different stakeholders were surveyed about the work that EPs do. As part of this process, questionnaires were devised and sent out to 300 parents, 30 from 10 local authorities (LA), distributed by the principal educational psychologist in…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Questionnaires, Parent Attitudes