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Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland (SDEP/ASPEP)

Looking Inward, Outward and Forward; How Educational Psychology Services in Scotland deliver quality and equity

Friday 30th September 2016 at Edinburgh International Conference Centre

This conference combined an exciting mix of keynotes; informative presentations and workshops that addressed this year’s themes:

  • Quality and Equality - Building Social Capital
  • Building Professional Capital - Encouraging leadership and creativity

To download an overview of Dr Gillean McCluskey Keynote presentation, please click here.
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Last updated: 27th September 2016

Development of supervision competencies in Trainee Educational Psychologists for application in future practice
Dr Barbara Kelly, University of Starthclyde, Dr Linda Corlett, University of Dundee & Dr Beth Hannah, University of Dundee

Identifying supportive practice in primary schools for children at risk of being in a cycle of disadvantage
Ms Clare Gilfillan, Fife Council Psychological Service & Ms Joanna Lawson, Fife Council Psychological Service

Restorative Approaches in Glasgow Psychological Service-Looking Forward
Mrs Carole Edgerton, Glasgow Psychological Service

To infinity, and beyond: how EPs are building professional capacity through Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP)
Ms Miriam Landor, VIG Orkney & Dr Laura McDonald
VERP Handout
VIG Handout

The Scottish Attainment Challenge: the role of Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP)
Karen Telfer, North Lanarkshire Psychological Service & Dr Nancy Ferguson, North Lanarkshire Council
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Friends Like You: Friendships of Secondary Pupils with ASD
Dr Graeme McLeary, Glasgow

Glasgow Psychological Service: changing our service delivery: a systemic approach to promoting resilience and enhancing wellbeing.
Ms Jane Evans, Glasgow Psychological Service, Ms Vicky Greenwood, Glasgow Psychological Service, Ms Senga Jamieson, Glasgow Psychological Service & Ms Cath Jennings, Glasgow Psychological Service

The prevalence and attitudes towards sexting behaviour among S1 and S3 pupils in a sample of secondary schools - a research study
Ms Vivienne Sutherland, Fife Council Educational Psychology Service & Mr Chris Hamilton, Fife Council Educational Psychology Service

The heart of the matter: how EPs are building better relationships through Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)
Ms Miriam Landor, VIG Orkney & Dr Laura McDonald
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What Does A Nurturing School Look Like And How Can We Achieve It?
Marianne Paul, Glasgow Psychological Service & Marianne Holland, Glasgow Psychological Service
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Practitioner Enquiry and the Role of Educational Psychology
Charlaine Simpson General Teaching Council Scotland, Chris Atherton East Renfrewshire Educational Psychology Service, Laura Hubbard Aberdeenshire Educational Psychology Service, Claire Finlay Midlothian Educational Psychology Service, Taryn Moir North Ayrshire Educational Psychology Service

Educational Psychology in Scotland
Anna Bonni Education Scotland and Alison Crawford ASPEP &SDEP
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Trainee Thesis Symposia

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Last updated: 19th September 2016

2nd Call for Workshops

Workshop submissions are no longer being accepted. The deadline for submissions was 23:59 Monday 29th August 2016. Decisions will be sent out as soon as possible following review.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507


Friday 30th September 2016

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

10:00Welcome: Peter McNaughton, Head of Service Fife
10:10Keynote Presentation: Looking inward outward and forward in Scottish education Gillean McClusky, Moray House
11:10Refreshment break
11:30Workshop 1: Quality and Equality – building professional capital
13:20Keynote Introduction: Peter McNaughton, Head of Service Fife
13:30Keynote Presentation: Building social capital, Mary Myatt
14:20Workshop 2: Building professional capital
15:20Summing Up & Introduction to Thesis Symposia, Peter McNaughton, Head of Service Fife
15:35Trainee Thesis Symposium - Looking Forward
16:40Probationers Network
16:40SDEP AGM & Wine & Cheese


Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Exchange, 150 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 8EE •  Website•  Directions

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