educational psychologist


Educational psychologists are psychologists employed by educational institutions to provide psychological and emotional support to students in need. They are specialised in the provision of direct support and interventions to students, conducting psychological testing and assessment, and consulting with families, teachers and other school-based student support professionals, such as school social workers and educational counsellors, about the students. They may also work with the school administration to improve practical support strategies in order to improve the students' well-being.

Alternative label

  • psychologist in education institution

  • practitioner of educational psychology

  • educational psychology practitioner

  • practitioner in educational psychology

  • students psychologist

  • practitioner in school psychology

  • educational psychology specialist

  • psychologist, educational

  • students psycology specialist

  • specialist in educational psychology

  • school psychologist

  • students' psychology assistant

  • school psychology practitioner

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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