APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

A Welcome from the College Chair


Welcome to the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (CEDP).

We are a professional community of psychologists with distinct skills and competencies and a unique perspective on the practice of psychology. Our areas of expertise include the advanced psychological knowledge in educational and developmental psychology, and the application of evidence-based approaches to support and sustain the wellbeing of people across the lifespan.

We welcome and encourage new members to join us. How to join

Educational and Developmental Psychology as a discipline and specific field of science, is based on concepts of resilience, wellbeing, and quality of life. The Educational and Developmental Psychology branch is unique as it comes with a distinct focus on working proactively, focusing on prevention and a robust understanding of lifespan development, and optimising learning from infancy to end of life. As a professional group, Educational and Developmental Psychologists are well qualified for complex work, using psychological skills to diagnose, treat, manage, and affect outcomes in relation to learning, adjustment and enhancement. Our members work with children, adolescents, parents, educators, and adults. They work in various settings such as schools, assessment and treatment clinics for children and young people, disability settings working with adults, young people and children, in research centres or universities and in private practice to mention a few of these contexts. They can work independently, as part of different organisations, or as part of multidisciplinary teams.

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, and for information about Supervisors you can access the College Supervisors Directory.

The College aims to serve, represent, and advocate for the professional interests of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. We are committed to extending community understanding of the discipline of Educational and Developmental Psychology so that our members can contribute fully to the delivery of psychological services, with acknowledgement of their specialised knowledge and experience.

To promote the professional interests of our members we provide professional development activities including a bi-annual conference, a bimonthly Newsletter where members are welcome to contribute, and a useful Discussion Forum on the website.

We have committee members in your state and territory who are listed on this website and you are welcome to contact them directly with any information or concerns.

Camelia Wilkinson FAPS, FCEDP, Chair APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychology, PhD (Candidate)

Email: [email protected]


Psychologists take a stand against racism 

The CEDP endorses the APS Media Release (3 July, 2020), “Black Lives Matter: Psychologists take a stand against racism”.
CEDP is committed to understanding and enacting social justice policies and anti-racist practices. 
To this end, we encourage members to undertake professional development such as ‘Decolonising Psychology’ and Implicit Bias testing formulated by psychologists at Harvard, University of Virginia and University of Washington to assist individuals to understand the bases of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination.

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 Shot of Video by Phil Riley

Check our Resources to view this Public Lecture by Associate
Professor Phil Riley from the 2019 CEDP Conference.



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


College Infographics 

CEDP members are encouraged to share the following infographics to support promotion of your work and practice. 

Infographics can be accessed in Resources and Publications