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Leadership for Educational Psychologists

Principles and Practicalities

Hardy, Julia / Bham, Mohammed / Hobbs, Charmian (Editor)

BPS Textbooks in Psychology


1. Edition February 2020
240 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-62860-6
John Wiley & Sons

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Written by and for educational psychologists, this valuable text includes reflections and practical support that will equip professionals to confidently handle the challenges inherent to leadership in the field for decades to come. The book:
* Meets a need to support new and existing educational psychologists (EPs) in understanding a range of leadership models
* Provides useful frameworks to apply to the Local Authority contexts where leaders are working
* Offers chapters that can be read independently as stand-alone topics or in sequential order
* Is derived from decades of courses for leaders of educational psychology

Written by experienced educational psychologists (EPs) for other EPs in leadership positions and those aspiring to become leaders, this unique and practical book addresses a number of themes including the debate over the nature of leadership and the growing concern for equity and ethics in practice. It emphasises the importance of building and maintaining relationships at all levels, especially during challenging times.

Leadership for Educational Psychologists: Principles & Practicalities offers chapters covering such topics as: managing educational psychology services (EPSs); past and present leadership frameworks; ethical leadership; change management; women in leadership; inspirational and outward-facing leadership; educational psychology within a Welsh context; appreciative enquiry; recruitment and retention; managing data and quality standards; selling educational psychology services; and more. The book finishes with a section on available support mechanisms for EPs in leadership positions. Leadership for Educational Psychologists will be of great benefit to educational psychologists in leadership, including existing principal and senior educational psychologists, as well as those planning to move into promoted posts within EPSs. It will also be of interest to policymakers in local government, public sector leaders who manage professionals within local authorities, and voluntary and community organisations.

About the contributors


Section 1- Reflections

Chapter 1: Introduction to Leadership- the context of managing Educational Psychology Services (EPSs)
Julia Hardy, Charmian Hobbs and Mohammed Bham

Chapter 2: Leadership Frameworks: Past and Present.
Vikki Jervis and Julia Hardy

Chapter 3: Ethical Leadership.
Tara Midgen and Theodora Theodoratou

Chapter 4: Change Management.
Janet Crawford

Chapter 5: Women in leadership.
Charmian Hobbs and Mandy Owen

Chapter 6: Outward facing and Inspirational Leadership.
Kevin Rowland and Poppy Chandler

Section 2- Practical Themes

Chapter 7: Understanding your organisation: where to start as leader
Julia Hardy and Mohammed Bham

Chapter 8: Appreciative Enquiry.
Anna Lewis

Chapter 9: Recruitment and Retention: Building a Team.
Mohammed Bham and Mandy Owen

Chapter 10: Educational Psychology within a Welsh Context.
Joy Mitchell and Ffion Edwards

Chapter 11: Working in different leadership teams: Dealing with tricky issues.
Harriet Martin and Melernie Meheux

Chapter 12: Selling Educational Psychology Services.
Julia Hardy, Jacqui Braithwaite and Rhona Hobson

Chapter 13: Managing data and quality standards.
James Gillum and Juliet Whitehead

Chapter 14: Support mechanisms for Educational Psychologists in leadership: Keeping it going and managing your well-being.
Julia Hardy and Mohammed Bham

Dr Julia Hardy, works as an associate educational psychologist through Ltd, having previously been a Principal Educational Psychologist in Lambeth and in Kingston Upon Thames and Richmond. Julia has interests in consultation, qualitative research, deafness, and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). She has been running leadership courses in collaboration with other leaders in the educational psychology for over 25 years.

Dr Charmian Hobbs has worked in local authorities as an educational psychologist for over thirty years, and is currently a member of the editorial board for Educational and Child Psychology Journal. She has been a member of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology, British Psychological Society--taking up positions as chair and treasurer--and is now focused on developing narrative therapy within the field of educational psychology.

Mohammed Bham is currently Principal Educational Psychologist and Head of Brighton & Hove City Council's Inclusion Support Services. He has actively worked for the National Association of Principal Educational Psychologists since 2008--taking up positions as chair and treasurer--and is deputy chair and past chair of the British Psychological Society's Ethics Committee.