Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology
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 (email@example.com)
Secretary: Elaine West
Treasurer: Robert Shaw
Professional Development: Robyn Stead
Newsletter Editor: Kate Garland
Advocacy: Polly Schaverien
Student Representative: Jo Orchard
Learn more about the IEDP Committee roles
How to join the IEDP
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.
2019 NZ IEDP Qi Q&A Webinar
A very successful webinar with Melissa Stephens who answers questions submitted by IEDP members. You may read the handouts or follow the link for the recording https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/6350299076262246662.
2019 What do young people want from digital support?
Associate Professor Kerry Gibson, a former president of the NZ Psychological Society, presents some really interesting and relevant information for educational psychologists about digital support for young people with mental health concerns. This may be a new area for many of us in the profession but it is key for us to understand more about the way young people themselves prefer to access support.
The IEDP has worked with Pearson Clinical Assessment to create webinars to support psychologists’ understanding of various assessment tools, particularly how their use can support practice in the Aotearoa New Zealand context.
Special Assessment Conditions: Report Writing for Psychologists.
The IEDP is pleased to offer access to a recording of a professional development event presented by Fiona Ayers (Registered Educational Psychologist). Please also find attached notes that accompany the recording.
Click on this link for the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzkyAPkuFzo&t=573s
Click here for accompanying notes.
WISC-V and WIAT-III to diagnose learning disorders
Members of the Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology share their perspective on what children really need to know as they move from early childhood to primary school: https://www.totstoteens.co.nz/education-and-learning/helping-children-transition-from-ece-to-primary-school/
Here is a link to the IEDP’s June 2019 newsletter.
Here is a link to the IEDP’s December 2018 newsletter.
Here is the link to the IEDP’s June 2018 newsletter.
Here is the link to the IEDP’s December 2017 newsletter.
We welcome contributions from our membership. Please contact Kate Garland (editor) firstname.lastname@example.org or Michele Blick (chair) email@example.com
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.
Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Education 2017 (December 2017)
Contact the membership administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.