APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

A Welcome from the College


Welcome to the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (CEDP). We are a professional community of psychologists specialising in evidence based developmental and educational approaches to the wellbeing of the full spectrum of all people across all ages.

Our members can be found wherever there is a need or opportunity to enhance and adapt education across the developmental stages of life through the application of evidence based psychology, in roles and settings such as school psychologists, assessment and treatment clinics for children, disability services, research or teaching at universities, and in private practice etc.

In a market oriented world we know that it is not enough to simply have something of value to offer. 2015 is a year when the College has committed itself to focusing on defining our distinctives and building our ‘brand,’ and then onworking on ways of actively promoting our specialty, how and what we have to offer.

This website offers more information about who we are and what we do. For more information about the skills and qualifications of Educational and Developmental psychologists, please visit the About Educational and Developmental Psychology section. Advice about joining the College (How to Join) and about supervision (College Supervisors Directory) can also be found.

We are proud of our biennial national conference that is scheduled for Friday the 7th of July, 2017 and is themed, “Learning well, living well… throughout life." Register here.

The conference brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of Educational and Developmental Psychology to reflect on the contribution of theory and research to practice. More information here.
The 2017 program spans four themes: Early childhood and early intervention, lifespan general mental Health, disability and NDIS, and geropsychology.
The program includes an exciting combination of keynote addresses and presentations, networking opportunities, and workshops.
Confirmed speakers include:

Caroline Bowen, David Kavanagh, Anne Chalfont, Dough Shelton, Annabel Battersby and leander Mitchell. 

Venue: Rydges South Bank Brisbane. 9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
In the beautiful Southbank Precinct, less than 300 m from the Brisbane River, this elegant hotel venue is a 3-minute walk from the South Brisbane Train Station and an 11-minute walk from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Museum, Science Centre and City shopping precinct. 

We are also very proud of our bi-monthly newsletter publication which allows members to stay connected with other colleagues and keep up-to-date with opportunities, resources, publications and continuing professional development. We welcome news and contributions all the time, please feel free to make contact if you have something to share.

John Roodenburg PhD FAPS MCEDP MCCOUNSP, Chair
APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists
Email: john.roodenburg@monash.edu


College Vision and Values Statement


To serve, represent and advocate for educational and developmental psychologists as highly qualified professionals supporting people to learn well and live well.

We Value

  • Respectful practices across the lifespan
  • Bridging science, research, theory and practice
  • Lifelong learning
  • Practices that transform and enhance the learning and wellbeing of the clients we serve
  • The integration of clinical and educational practices
  • Flexibility in problem solving
  • Meaningful and ethical practices supporting clients and systems to flourish
  • Cultural competency, awareness, and understanding of diversity across the lifespan
  • Unconditional positive regard towards all people
  • Learn Well Live Well