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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

Dr Richard Ingram Department of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee - ‘Emotions and Professional Practice: contributions and contradictions’
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 Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark: Introduction, Evaluation and Partnership Working’

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

Call for Submissions

Workshop, Seminar and Poster submissions are now being accepted for this event via the online submissions system.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 30th January 2019 at 12.00PM (Midday)

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Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

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Friday 22nd March 2019

09:30Registration & Refreshments
10:00Opening remarks & Context
10:10Keynote 1
10:40Q&As following Keynote 1
10:50Seminars A (at least 2 parallel sessions)
11:10Seminars B (at least 2 parallel sessions)
13:00Café-style discussion (e.g. If we were to do this day again how should we do it? re Topics / format / Other issues)
13:40Seminars C (at least 2 parallel sessions)
14:20Keynote 2
14:50Q&As following Keynote 2
15:00Plenary (Possibly panel discussion on the topic of the day) & evaluation


The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

99 Gordon St, Glasgow, G1 3SF •  Website•  Directions

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