Peta Petrou

Chartered Educational Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc (Educational Psychology), PGCE, CPsychol

 

SUMMARY PROFILE

 

 

A chartered educational psychologist and trainer, experienced in work with a local authority

 

SKILLS SUMMARY

Psychometrics

Qualified to conduct a range of psychometric tests with children and young people between the ages of 6 and 16

 

Family consultation

Able to conduct user-friendly family consultation and interventions

 

Literacy assessment

An experienced assessor of literacy difficulties

 

 

CAREER HISTORY

 

2010 – present

 

 

Independent Child Psychology Services Ltd

 

 

Associate

1998 – 2003

 

Dorset Educational Psychology Service

 

 

Educational Psychologist

 

Key responsibilities

 

á            Provided a service to children, parents and schools in a geographical area of the county

 

2002 - 2003

University of Southampton New College

 

Course Tutor

 

Key responsibilities

 

á            Taught Learning Difficulties Module for Learning Support Assistants

 

EDUCATION

2009 - present

University of Southampton

 

Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ongoing)

1997 - 1998

University of Manchester

1998

Master of Science (Educational Psychology)

1994

La Sainte Union (now New College)

1980

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

1989 - 1991

University of Leicester

1991

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)                                                                 Lower Second Honours

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

 

 

Association of Educational Psychologists

British Psychological Society (Chartered Status)

 

RESEARCH

 

1982

 

Research for MasterŐs dissertation, comparing the non-verbal behaviours of mothers and fathers with their three-month-old babies, using microanalysis of video.

 

2002

 

An evaluation of the effectiveness of two methods of teaching reading to small groups of children in NCY1, one the equivalent of synthetic phonics, the other a traditional phonic approach.

 

2003

 

Evaluation of a model of deploying local authority resources for meeting SEN in mainstream school, using skilled teaching intervention - research funded by the DfES.

 

1997 - 2006

Doctoral research, interviewing families to elicit their views of their first session of family therapy, transcribing interviews and using discourse analysis to discover how family members viewed themselves in relation to therapy and the therapist.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Moore, Lynn (1984):  A comparison of the non-verbal behaviours of mothers and fathers with their three-month-old babies, using microanalysis of video    Unpublished dissertation, University of Birmingham

 

Moore, Lynn (1990):  Soft Systems Methodology as a basis for one day in-service training:  an evaluation    in Frederickson, N. (ed)   Soft Systems Methodology:  Practical Applications in Work with Schools   University College London

 

Moore, Clarke, Corfield, Edwards, Evans, Farino, Pasternicki, Pratten, Robertson & Wakefield (1993):  A School-based Action Research Project on Truancy   in Educational Psychology in Practice  Volume 8 (4 ) January 1993

 

Moore, Lynn (1996):  Individual Education Plans   in The Good Practice Guide to Special Educational Needs   Birmingham Questions Publishing

 

Moore, Lynn and Tansley, Jayne (2002):  An evaluation of structured teaching programmes for reading with Year 1 children in DECP Debate 102  June 2002

 

Moore, Lynn (2006):  FamiliesŐ Talk about Their First Session of Family Therapy :  A Discursive Analysis Unpublished PhD thesis, University of London

 

Moore, Lynn and Seu, I. Bruna:  Giving Children a Voice; childrenŐs positioning in Family Therapy  Journal of Family Therapy (in press)

 

Moore, Lynn and Seu, I. Bruna:  Doing family therapy – a Foucaultian discourse analysis European Journal of Family Therapy and Counselling (in press)