Glasgow Psychological Service

Putting Psychology into Practice

The Role and Function of a Psychological Service

There is a statutory duty on every education authority in Scotland to provide a psychological service for their area.

Glasgow Psychological Service is the largest service in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.

It operates within the poorest council area with known links between poverty and adverse outcomes in terms of physical health, mental health, educational success and employment.

This presents Glasgow Psychological Service with some unique challenges as well as the potential to make a large-scale impact on a substantial population.

The service operates at three levels

  1. Child and family
  2. School /establishment , Learning Community or Local Improvement Group (LIG)
  3. Education Authority or Council

The core functions of the Service are:

  • Consultation
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Training
  • Research

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