Educational psychologists can play a fundamental and inspiring role in people’s lives. A vibrant and expanding profession, educational psychology is becoming more influential in the lives of children and in its influence in government policy. But how do you qualify, and what is being an educational psychologist really like?
How to Become an Educational Psychologist is the first book to provide a clear, practical guide to the pathway to qualifying as an educational psychologist. Written by two educational psychologists with a wealth of experience in both education and training, and incorporating testimonials from trainees, trainers, and qualified educational psychologists, it explains every step of the journey, including advice on a suitable degree course, making the most of a training placement, how to prepare for the job interview, and the challenges of making the transition from training to qualification.
Written for anyone from current students to those interested in a change of career, How to Become an Educational Psychologist is the perfect companion for anyone interested in this varied, rewarding, and popular profession.
Chapter 1: Introduction: how to become a practioner psychologist
Chapter 2: What does an educational psychologist do?
Chapter 3 How to train to be an educational psychologist
Chapter 4: The training experience
Chapter 5: Starting out
Chapter 6: A Career in educational psychology
Chapter 7: Other career paths and research