The Psychological Society of Ireland



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Division of Educational Psychology

Welcome to the Division of Educational Psychology

The Aims of the Division are:

To promote best practice in Educational Psychology by providing a forum for the sharing of knowledge and expertise among Educational Psychologists.

To contribute to Continuing Professional Development for Educational Psychologists.
To raise the profile of the discipline of Educational Psychology among organisations and individuals and to promote a better understanding of the role and work of the Educational Psychologist.
To promote and maintain high ethical and professional standards among Educational Psychologists. 

Membership applications:

The membership application form can be downloaded from the left hand section of this webpage and applications for ratification should be forwarded to the PSI Office for the attention of Kevin Keane, Membership Secretary.

Contacting the Committee:

You can contact any member of the Committee via email to, by writing directly to PSI office, or by phoning the staff in the PSI Office who will then arrange to have your message relayed to the appropriate person.

The Committee Members are as follows: 

Suzanne Parkinson

Deputy Chair: Des Swan

General Secretary: Deirdre Boyle

Membership Secretary: Lorraine Madden

Anita Prunty

Committee Member:
Donald Ewing
Sean Flanagan
John Doyle
Kate Falvey

Affiliate Member:
Andrew Kennedy

Membership Information:

The Membership rules are available in the download section of this page.
Membership of the Division is open only to graduate members of the Psychological Society of Ireland. There are two categories of membership of the Division.

Full Membership:

That they hold a postgraduate professional qualification in Educational Psychology recognised by the Society,


That they hold a Statement of Equivalence in Educational Psychology as recognised by the Society or that they have been deemed eligible by the Society to meet the criteria for a Statement of Equivalence in Educational Psychology.

Affiliate Membership:

That they are students of a postgraduate training course in Educational Psychology,


That they are, at the time of application, working in the area of Educational Psychology as recognised by the Division.

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