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 2023/24 IEDP Executive Committee members are:
Chairperson: Nicole Mincher , email nmin.psych(at)gmail.com
Secretary: Sarah Painter
Newsletter Editor: Carolyn Revell
Treasurer: Alisha Bliss
General Committee: Ros Pullen, Margaret McNally and Claire de la Haye-Stokes
Student Representative: Katrina Stephenson, Greg Ratcliffe, Rochelle Watson, Carolyn Revell, Jemimah Long and Katherine Ivanov.
You need to be a full member or a student subscriber of the NZPsS to join the IEDP. Membership of IEDP 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.
A webinar presented by current IEDP chair Robyn Stead and Michele Blick (both registered educational psychologists). Click here for the slides. Click here to watch the webinar: https://vimeo.com/527582894
If you have any specific questions about writing a report for special assessment conditions please email them to the following address to communicate directly with NZQA specialist staff sac(at)nzqa.govt.nz.
In 2022 the Institute of Education and Development Psychology hosted a Webinar entitled "Unpacking Educational Psychology ". Here is the link to the recording: https://vimeo.com/713832276/3cc28f49cc
In 2021 the Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology hosted a panel discussion on Anxiety Experienced by Children and Young People in the School Context : presentation/resources available as a pdf file
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.
Psychologists registered in the Educational Scope are able to provide diagnosis, specifically, when they are competent to do so and the situation merits it. Read more