They are currently drawn from the ranks of qualified and practising teachers, and must complete a degree in psychology and a year-long "applied" masters course. Pressure has been building to extend post-graduate training to a three-year doctoral qualification.
* The Association of Educational Psychologists is urging members to have their say over proposals to extend the profession's basic training. The Government is to set up a working group on the future role of educational psychologists. It will also look at the vexed issue of training.
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