About Specialisms: Educational Psychology Service
Each Educational Psychologist (EP) is expected to develop a specialism and has a small allocation of time for this work. The benefits of having a range of specialisms within an Educational Psychology Service (EPS) are:
- To widen the breadth of in-depth knowledge within the whole service.
- To be able to offer advice to other EPs or colleagues within STePS.
- Being able to deliver bespoke training packages on request.
- Being able to deliver bespoke packages of support for children and young people.
Presently the specialisms of each EP include:
Area(s) of Specialism
|Richard Lakin||SENCO Support and School Improvement, Critical Incident Support.|
|Stella Lawlor||Attachment, Virtual School, Literacy.|
|Dr Judith McAlister||Literacy, Emotionally-Based School Refusal, and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)/Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).|
|Dr Anna Wörsching||Post 16, Person Centred Planning, Attachment.|
|Dr Charlotte Mahon||Early Years, Emotional Literacy.|
|Andrew Kawalek||Critical Incident Support, Emotional Health and Wellbeing and Virtual School.|
|Dr Rachel Grace||Early Years, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Virtual School.|
|Dr Sarah Atkinson||Emotional Health and Wellbeing.|
|Nick Owens||ICT for SEN, Social, Emotional and Mental Health.|
|Caroline Fearnon||Attachment, trauma and staff supervision.|
|Natalie Power||SEMH and therapeutic support, and staff coaching and supervision.|
|Lucy Whittaker||SEMH and mindfulness.|
|Sarah Sanders||Currently completing doctoral training.|
|Afia Akyeampong-Spencer||Currently completing doctoral training.|
|Kirsty Beech||Currently completing doctoral training.|