Applied Educational Psychology with 16-25 Year Olds

New Frameworks and Perspectives for Working with Young People

February 2019
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    27th February 2019
  • ISBN 9781782772705
  • Language English
  • Pages 300 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

In 2014 the Children and Families Act extended the protection of educational services to include people up to age 25, so since then educational psychologists have worked in post-16 establishments as well as schools. This book presents case studies that illuminate how psychology is applied to enhancing the lives of adolescents and young adults as they grapple with, for example, the ethics of consent, and the management of transitions to adulthood and independent living. It gives a voice to vulnerable students whose aspirations and hopes differ entirely from those of younger children.

Commissioned and compiled by members of the British Psychological Society's Division of Educational and Child Psychology, this timely collection is invaluable for educational psychologists and will interest parents, young people, social workers, teachers, lecturers and administrators in further and higher education.

"Applied psychology with young adults has long been a comparatively neglected field. This book provides a valuable resource for anyone wishing to gain greater understanding of the contributions that educational psychologists can make to work in this area."

Julian Elliott, Professor of Educational Psychology, Durham University

"The editors describe this volume as an 'introductory foray'. In my view it goes much further. The editors and contributors should be congratulated for combining research and theory with practical strategies and case studies, whilst always keeping young people at the heart of the matter."

Liz Robinson, Principal Educational Psychologist, Portsmouth City Council

"An essential text for every EP Service and a must-read for all those working with the 16-25 year population. A highly recommended book."

Dr. Juliet Whitehead, Chair of the BPS's Division of Educational and Child Psychology

Brian Apter

Dr. Brian Apter is a former chair of the DECP, and is a Clinical Supervisor for educational and counselling psychologists in Wolverhampton.

Christopher Arnold

Dr. Christopher Arnold is an educational psychologist who has worked with vulnerable young people for more than thirty years.

Julia Hardy

Dr. Julia Hardy is an Associate Educational Psychologist for Oxfordshire EPS.