Emotional Wellbeing Conference – Mon 2nd July 2018

Hello all! Just to let you know, Sheila Burton has agreed to speak at a conference we (Psychology Associates) are running in July at Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon – other confirmed speakers include Professor Sue Roffey (creator of Circle Solutions), and Dr Val Brooks (Highly Specialised Speech and Language Therapist). Afternoon workshops will focus on (among other things!) Counselling skills for ELSAs, Circle Solutions, Therapeutic Play, Mental Health First Aid, the Role of Speech and Language, and PACE.

Cost is £135 plus VAT for the day including lunch and refreshments with a reduction of £25 on the earlybird rate until 31st March. If interested, please contact our lovely training co-ordinator Amanda: Amanda.taylor@psychologyassociates.org.uk, 01752-581001.
Hope to see some of you there!”

Dr Matt Baker (Educational Psycholgist, Psychology Associates)

New book release

A new resource will be available from next week. Excellent ELSAs: Top tips for emotional literacy support assistants, written by Sheila Burton, is a best practice guide that deals with topics raised frequently in ELSA supervision meetings. Based on many years of working closely with ELSAs and those who support them, it is written as a reference manual for ELSAs, schools and the educational psychologists who deliver training and supervision. As well as dealing with the many tricky issues that often arise during this work, the book contains guidance on how to enhance conversations with pupils by using essential counselling skills and a range of practical resources. It will be available via the ELSA products page of the Resources section on this website, price £16 plus delivery.


It’s great to see Educational Psychology services in local areas registering as members of the ELSA Network. This allows the ELSA contact EPs in those areas exclusive access to the closed forum for sharing information, ideas, posting enquiries, etc. Those areas that sign up are indicated in the area directory as ELSA Network registered. If your service wishes to register, please go to the registration page on the website. The annual fee supports the costs of the website and will assist with further development of ELSA nationally.