EP CPD sessions

EPs often request meet ups, CPD opportunities and training sessions, which we are happy to provide and host. These sessions are optional, free for all EPs supporting EdPsychs' schools to attend, and EPs have an agreed understanding that we contribute in a positive, supportive and professional manner. The aim of the sessions is to share expertise, improve and develop EP practice and to make a greater contribution to the profession, education and wider society.

Confirmed upcoming sessions are:

  • 29th August: EPs, SAPs and APs. Part 1: Ethical and Professional Practice: doing the right thing. Part 2: Negotiation skills: using negotiation skills to promote best practice and ethical conduct. Highgate. Session run by Emeritus Professor IG.
  • 30th August: EPs, SAPs and APs. FRIENDs for Life training. Highgate. Session run by 2 EPs from ‘Psychology Tree’.
  • 1st September: EPs, SAPs and APs. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Education Part 1. Highgate. Session run by JM (EP)
  • 22nd September: EPs and SAPs. Coaching day 1. Highgate. Introduction to coaching in schools. Session run by MA (EP).

    Please notify John Hepburn, Company Director one month in advance of attending this session so John can send you the core coaching book and pre-reading materials.

    EPs with an SAP/AP will also meet on this day to share good practice and to further discuss supporting SAPs and APs in schools.

  • 20th October: EPs, SAPs and APs. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Education Part 2. Highgate. Session run by JM (EP)
  • 22nd December: EPs and SAPs. Voice of the Child 2: Life Compass, coaching, and then using LBBQ 3 + 4. Highgate. Session run by Emeritus Professor IG.
  • 12th January: EPs and SAPs. Coaching Day 2. Following on from September session on coaching in schools. Discussion around coaching sessions completed so far. Additional techniques and methods will be introduced. Harley Street. Session run by MA (EP).
  • 26th January: EPs, SAPs and APs. Equalities and Inclusion in EP practice Part 1. Promoting equality and inclusion in EP practice: legislation and frameworks, multi-cultural awareness, bilingualism, EP assessments. Highgate. Session run by ET (EP).
  • 23rd February: EPs, SAPs and APs. Equalities and Inclusion in EP practice Part 2. Promoting equality and inclusion in EP practice: inequalities and disadvantage in education, working with diverse cultures and communities, the role of the EP in promoting social justice. Highgate. Session run by ET (EP).
  • 27th April: EPs and SAPs. Coaching Day 3. Following on from January session on coaching in schools. Discussion around coaching sessions completed so far. Additional techniques and methods will be introduced. Harley Street. Session run by MA (EP).

Evidence based practice days

Additional days on evidence based practice have been requested by a number of EPs. In advance of these days, EdPsychs have collated and summarised all EP recommendations advanced by EPs supporting the company over the last 10 years.

These will be streamlined into sections, placed within the EP portal and there are additional sections in each area with up-to-date research findings and associated research materials. They are available to all EPs advancing 40 days or more support to the company each year.

EPs can request additional meet ups to discuss the company’s CPD base around what works when supporting students in schools, and to add additional thinking and expertise to the (growing) evidence base that we use.

SAP and AP training days

In addition, all EPs supporting EdPsychs' schools have an open invitation to join any SAP and AP training day. Each day runs from 9am to 5pm with breaks and lunch built in. Confirmed upcoming sessions are:

  • 23rd August: APs. Welcome to EdPsychs Ltd for new APs. Introduction: EdPsychs Ltd expectations, and core values. Thinking about your core values, problem based teaching, the role of an AP and an EP, evidence based practice and where to find key information. The BPS and HCPC Codes of Conduct. The AP journey, admin, paperwork, the nature of informed consent. Harley Street. JH (EP) and SF (TEP)
  • 24th August: APs. Anxiety, assessments and interventions. Harley Street. Session run by JH (EP), KR (PAP), SM (TEP), SF (TEP).
  • 25th August: APs. Dyslexia, theory, background and evidence based interventions. Harley Street. Session run by JH (EP), LB (SAP) and SM (TEP), SF (TEP).
  • 31st August: SAPs and APs. Safeguarding continued in the morning. JH (EP) to facilitate, Afternoon: Evolutionary psychology and its influence on education. Highgate. Session run by JH (EP).
  • 4th September: SAPs. Core Skills for Successful Difficult Conversations. Highgate. SG (Professional Coach).
  • 4th September: APs: Dyscalculia. Theory, background and evidence based interventions. Highgate. Session run by JH (EP).
  • 5th September: SAPs. Study skills training. Highgate. Session run by KR (PAP) and SF (TEP).
  • 5th September: APs. The Code of Practice and the Graduated Response Model. Highgate. Session run by KM (EP).
  • 6th September: SAPs and APs. Personal Construct Psychology in Education. Senior APs to then train ‘their’ AP on paperwork and use of the ASD and ADHD screeners, how to support your EP and manage your time in a school. Set up a supervision structure and introduce the structured coaching model. The ‘cognitive structures’ model of training that EdPsychs use will then be introduced and two model SAP presentations advanced to show how this works. Highgate. JH (EP) to facilitate and SF (TEP) to run part one, all SAPS to run part two.
  • 3rd October: APs. Mindfulness 1. Introduction to MAP. Off site. Session run by JM (EP).
  • 31st October: APs. Mindfulness 2. MAP follow up and discussion. Afternoon only. Off site. Session run by JM (EP).
  • 16th November: SAPs. Coaching follow up and running a modern consultation method in schools using the integrated approach. Highgate. Session run by JH (EP).
  • 21st November: APs. Mindfulness 3. MAP follow up and discussion. Afternoon only. Off site. Session run by JM (EP).
  • 15th December: APs. Voice of the Child: Little Box of Big Questions 1 and 2 interventions: P4C and future of the profession. Highgate. Session run by Emeritus Professor IG.
  • 22nd December: APs. Working Memory: background, assessment and supporting students in the classroom. Presentations training will be built into this. Model AP session presented. Highgate. KM (EP) to run.
  • 29th March: APs. Quality first teaching in schools: teaching from the evidence base to improve student outcomes. Highgate. Presentations based on cognitive structures model. Sessions facilitated by JH (EP) and SF (TEP).
  • 26th April: SAPs. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Education Part 3. Vignettes and case analysis. Highgate. Session run by JM (EP). SAPs will be split into two groups of 4. One group work directly with JM, second group complete peer supervision and case analysis and the groups then switch around.
  • 26th April: APs. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Groups. Highgate. Session run by AC (EP). Evidence based teaching presentations in the afternoon (APs).
  • 25th May: SAPs. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Education Part 4. Vignettes and case analysis. Highgate. Session run by JM (EP). SAPs will be split into two groups of 4. One group work directly with JM, second group complete peer supervision and case analysis and the groups then swap over.
  • 25th May: APs. Low Mood and Depression in Children and Adolescents. Highgate. Session run by AC (EP).

    Evidence based teaching presentations in the afternoon (APs). Session run by DS (EP).

  • 29th June: SAPs. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Education Part 5. Vignettes and case analysis. Highgate. Session run by JM (EP).

    SAPs will be split into two groups of 4. One group work directly with JM, second group complete peer supervision and case analysis and the groups then swap over.

  • 29th June: APs. Evidence based teaching presentations in the afternoon (APs). Highgate. JH (EP) and SF (TEP) to facilitate.
  • 6th July: SAPs and APs. End of year meal.

Requested sessions by EPs are (dates TBC)

  • Using coaching in schools with staff and students
  • Using CBT in a group situation in schools
  • Multicultural awareness and cultural competence: definitions, purpose, reflections and experience
  • Further work on developing coaching in EP work
  • Issues around equalities in education: disadvantages in statistics
  • Theories and reflections on racial identity development and psychology in Africa
  • Working with diverse cultures: race, religion, LGBTQ communities
  • EP assessments and bilingualism: issues and caveats The EP role in challenging organisational discrimination: scenarios, case studies, vignettes and scrips
  • Further work around advancing evidence based intervention in school 

AP training days

All EPs supporting EdPsychs' schools have an open invitation to join any AP training day.

A full list of AP training days can be found by clicking here

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