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Division of Educational & Child Psychology




The Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) promotes the professional interests of educational and child psychologists.

We aim to develop psychology as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.

We support our members by providing training and advice, by holding regular events, and by keeping members up to date with the latest divisional news.

DECP & TEP Conference 2017

DECP Conference
Thursday 12th January 2017 - Friday 13th January 2017 at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Challenging Beliefs: Exposing Myths and Exploring Evidence

The conference aims to explore critical and community psychology in an age of austerity, and the evidence base for recent government educational decisions, and the impact that this is having on children, families and the community, as well as the staff that work in and support schools.

We are pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:

  • Melissa Benn - educationalist, journalist and campaigner
  • Dan Goodley - psychologist from the University of Sheffield
  • Dr Halit Hulusi - Senior Educational Psychologist, Birmingham City Council
  • Phil Raws - Researcher, The Children’s Society

TEP Conference
Wednesday 11th January at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

The DECP Annual Conference 2017 is preceded by our Trainee Education Psychologist (TEP) Event showcasing research from current trainees and newly qualified EPs. The TEP provides an opportunity for both current trainees and new entrants to the profession to disseminate the findings from their research activity to those currently in training.

Link: DECP & TEP Conference website