Educational Psychology Consultation Service training
Our SLA for Schools: The EPCS offers a large range of training to schools promoted through our Schools SLA and through our school link EPs. We encourage schools to think about additional services they would like that relate to child and educational psychology and to request bespoke packages to suit their school development needs. We also encourage schools to think about joining with other schools to buy in traded time around a particular topic such as transitions, early years, high functioning ASD pupils or a particular aspect of research.
Other EPCS training is offered via our Services2Schools webpage.
Our ELSA training: This 5 day nationally evaluated scheme ‘The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant’ (ELSA) training has been run by the EPCS several times. The course covers a range of evidence based early intervention strategies including: Anger Management, Social Stories, Therapeutic Stories, Friendship Skills, and self-esteem boosting which can then be delivered to small groups and individuals in a school context. The training has a strong psychological underpinning covering a range of models. Appropriate for TAs and Learning mentors working in mainstream and specialist primary and secondary schools. ELSA’s also receive high quality group supervision every half term from an Educational Psychologist as part of the one off payment for the course. We are hoping to update you soon on our next training – please watch this space and contact Thomas Vitoria [email protected] if you are interested.
VIG: We are delighted to let you know that we now have several Video Interaction GuidanceTM (VIG) practitioners as part of the EP team who can offer VIG to school settings through our SLA. This is an intervention through which a VIG practitioner and client (parent/carer/professional) reflect together on video clips of their own successful interactions. VIG is based on theories of attachment, cooperative ‘Inter-subjectivity’ (developing shared understanding) and mediated learning and is recommended as an evidence based Intervention by Public Health England (2015) and NICE Guidelines (2015). Please contact the EPCS directly for more information.