Scottish Division of Educational Psychology

About us

What does the SDEP do?

  • Contributes to the continuing professional development of the Scottish Educational Psychologists through arranging and planning specific training opportunities and conferences at national level. 
  • Has a voice in issues relating to the future of the profession (e.g. through representation on the Education Institute Scotland joint Forum and the Scottish Government workforce planning group). 
  • Communicates regularly with members via the SDEP Announce list. 
  • Produces a regular journal for members, Educational Psychology in Scotland
  • Encourages the development of networks of Educational Psychologists to exchange skills, knowledge, perspectives on ethics, standards and codes of conduct etc.
  • The SDEP links to the Society and ensures that Scottish Educational Psychologists contribute to national working parties both within the BPS and with multi-agency working groups.
  • Has links with Education Scotland, the EIS, COSLA, ADES, ASPEP and the Scottish Government around matters of education and additional support.
  • Is influential, in conjunction with the SDEP Training Committee, in the selection process for postgraduate students training as Educational Psychologists.
  • The SDEP Training Committee monitors and encourages postgraduate training, having a responsibility to accredit courses in Scotland.
  • The SDEP Training Committee has a responsibility to accredit Local Authority Educational Psychology Services to support Educational Psychologists (Probationers). 

To access the 2014 annual report please click here