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Wellbeing: Crossing Borders: The work of educational psychologists in the UK

Friday 22nd March 2019 at The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

The day has been organised to make links between the DECP and SDEP so the two divisions can begin to share our joint knowledge of evidence-based practice. Historically there has been limited contact which is unfortunate as we share a common work focus. The day is designed to begin to remedy this. Wellbeing is topical in both England, Wales, NI and Scotland (and beyond) and it is an area to which educational psychology has much to offer and we are hoping to build on each other’s expertise. It is planned that there will be a keynote presentation from each division and a series of workshops/presentations which will be equally divided between the two divisions. The day will close with a professional dialogue which will reflect on the learning from the day, consider ways in which this can be taken forward and discuss further joint activities to maintain stronger links between the divisions.

Keynote Speakers

‘Emotions and Professional Practice: contributions and contradictions’
Dr Richard Ingram Department of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee

Professional practice is infused with emotions which arise from relationships, complex situations and the need for assessment and judgements. Emotions play a pivotal role in motivating, directing and prompting such activities. How can we best utilise the benefits of emotional atunement in practice whilst maintaining a ‘professional’ approach. Are these two aspects compatible and how can they be supported? What are the implications for practitioners and organisations when set against the backdrop of austerity? Richard Ingram draws from his research and scholarship to consider the contribution of emotional engagement and the potential cost of emotional exposure.

‘The Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark: Introduction, Evaluation and Partnership Working’
Dr Colette Soan Specialist Senior Educational and Child Psychologists: Inclusion Support, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Bethany Williams Research Psychologist: Inclusion Support, Sandwell Metropolitan Council

The role of Educational and Child Psychologists is key in supporting schools and educational settings to both promote and respond to the well-being of the communities they serve. We shall introduce our project in Sandwell, which has emerged through strong partnership working with public health. The Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark incorporates an action research approach with schools, a psychologically based curriculum and a survey tool. We shall share our early evaluations and how the Charter Mark is being developed by EPs across England.

Learning outcomes and objectives:

To share evidence- based practice about well-being in schools and communities
To forge stronger links between DECP and SDEP
To plan ways forward for further joint activities between the two divisions

Workshops and Seminars

In addition to our keynote speakers, delegates will also hear from our workshop and seminar presenters. Click here to download the abstracts.

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Friday 22nd March 2019

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

09:30Registration & Refreshments
10:00Opening remarks & Context
16:15Conference Close


The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

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