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.
Table of Contents
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
Dr Jeremy Swinson has over 30 years’ experience working as an educational psychologist. He has presented his work at major conferences both in the UK and abroad, and been consulted by both the Department of Education and Science and the Cabinet Office on issues relating to classroom behaviour.
Dr Phil Stringer is currently an associate Academic and Professional Tutor at UCL, UK, where he is involved in the post-experience doctoral programme. He is also on the editorial board of Educational and Child Psychology and has previously been editor of Educational Psychology in Practice.