Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology

educational 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.

Mission
To represent, promote and advance the contribution of educational and developmental psychologists to support the learning and wellbeing of individuals, whanau, communities and society.

Goals
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@gmail.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.

Click here for the online application.

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Webinars

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.

https://www.orygen.org.au/Education-Training/Resources-Training/Webinars/What-do-young-people-want-from-digital-support

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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

Webinar: https://www.pearsonclinical.com.au/WISC-training-NZ

WISC-V Handout

WIAT-III

Webinar: https://www.pearsonclinical.com.au/wiat-iii-nz-training-signup

Handout: WIAT-III

WISC-V and WIAT-III to diagnose learning disorders

Webinar: https://www.pearsonclinical.com.au/learning-disorders

Handout: WISC-V & WIAT-III to diagnose learning difficulties

Psychology Week

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/

IEDP Newsletters

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) kategarland75@gmail.com or Michele Blick (chair) micheleblick1@gmail.com

The Role of the Educational Psychologist

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.

IEDP Submission to the Ministry of Education for the Review of Tomorrow’s Schools (March 2019)

Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Education 2017 (December 2017)

Contact the membership administrator on membership@psychology.org.nz for more information.