The Psychological Society of Ireland


Tel : 01- 472 0105

The Psychological Society of Ireland,
Floor 2, Grantham House,
Grantham Street, Dublin 2.

Educational Psychology


Educational psychologists deal with the psychological and educational development of people in the education system.

This may include students of any age, their parents or guardians and the people who work with them. Their work can involve both assessment and intervention within the education setting. They are also likely to be involved in training and research on related issues.

In order to become an educational psychologist a primary degree in psychology is required. You also need to complete a training course in educational psychology, preferably at Masters level. You can enhance your chances of achieving a place on such a programme by gaining a teacher qualification or teaching experience, or experience working with young people in an educational setting. Working with students with disabilities would also be helpful.

Courses are currently offered by:

  • Queen's University, Belfast
  • University College Dublin

Related Upcoming Events

Adapted DBT for People with Intellectual Disability or other Cognitive Impairments: A Two day Workshop
The two day workshop will provide: (1) overview on the use of DBT skills with people with cognitive impairment, including forensic ID clients, mental health conditions and clients with challenging behaviour and (2) introduction of the adapted DBT coping skills training programme.

24th - 25th August


2015 Psychometric Test Training with Selection by Design
Selection by Design’s next Occupational Test Training takes place during August and September 2015. Develop your skills and professional practice with your new credentials in psychometric testing!

25th August


Intellectual Disability Risk Assessment and Management Workshop
This practical training workshop will provide an overview of the available ID risk assessment instruments with the relative strengths and weaknesses discussed in the context of worked case examples.

26th August


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