Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology (IEDP)
The Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology (IEDP) is the professional organisation that supports psychologists concerned with the learning and wellbeing of young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Its members work primarily with children, young persons, their families and in learning environments. Educational psychologists and psychologists who work in education are integral to the identification, assessment and ongoing support of children and young people with special needs, working across the education, social services and health sectors. Members are informed by a strong research base that includes training and experience in the core areas: human development; applied behaviour analysis; psychological assessment; psychological research; counselling theory and practice. There are currently approximately 170 members and student subscribers from all areas of the country.
To represent, promote and advance the contribution of educational and developmental psychologists to support the learning and wellbeing of individuals, whanau, communities and society.
The IEDP will:
Provide professional support and networking opportunities to members.
Raise the profile of educational and developmental psychologists to highlight the contribution the profession can make to individuals, whanau, communities and society.
Represent educational and developmental psychologists to the public, media and government to promote the use of psychological knowledge to support equality and uphold the spirit and intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
The 2019/20 IEDP Executive Committee members are:
Chair: Michele Blick (micheleblick1(at)gmail.com)
Secretary: Margaret McNally
Treasurer: Robert Shaw
Professional Development: Robyn Stead
Newsletter Editor: Kate Garland
Advocacy: Polly Schaverien
Student Representative: Jo Orchard
You need to be a full member or a student subscriber of the NZPsS to join the IEDP. For 2019/20 inclusive, membership is free. This includes full members and student subscribers of the Society. NZPsS students: If you are an NZPsS student and enrolled in an educational programme we add you as IEDP student automatically- no need to complete another application form.
The ‘pithy statement’ was developed for the Psychology Workforce Group to explain the unique role of an educational psychologist.
This document explains in plain language what additional value fund holders and government departments can expect by investing in educational psychologists.