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The role of the educational psychologist in children and young people’s mental health: an explorative study in wales

Price, Rachel 2017. The role of the educational psychologist in children and young people’s mental health: an explorative study in wales. DEdPsy Thesis, Cardiff University.
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This document is divided into three sections. Part A provides a detailed literature review which highlights the necessity of exploring the role of the Educational Psychologist (EP) in children and young people’s (CYP) mental health. As such, a number of aspects are considered, including theories of mental health, the current context of CYP mental health, the emphasis placed on schools to support CYP mental health, and subsequently how these factors combined affect the role of the EP. Literature, Government publications and news/media reports are used to provide a thorough overview of the above aspects. The section concludes with an outline of the current research aims and corresponding research questions. Part B comprises the empirical study, which aimed to explore the role of the EP in CYP mental health; considering the views of EPs and Special Educational Needs Co- ordinators (SENCos) in relation to the current practice of EPs in CYP mental health; facilitators and barriers to EPs engagement in CYP mental health intervention; and ways forward for improved mental health practice. This section considers aspects such as methodology, results, and implications for EP practice. Part C is the critical appraisal, which provides a reflexive account of the research practitioner’s experience of the research process. It details aspects such as: the contribution the research has made to knowledge; limitations; and a thorough critique of the methodology.

Item Type: Thesis (DEdPsy)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Funders: Welsh Government
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 September 2017
Date of Acceptance: 19 September 2017
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 14:37

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