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John Holland Psychologists Ltd

John Holland is a chartered educational psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, with HPC registration.

He is an author and researcher, with an interest in the area of loss and bereavement and how schools and adults can support young people after the death of a significant person or other significant loss.

After a career in commerce, John trained as an early years teacher,then became a peripatetic special educational needs teacher, before training to be an educational psychologist.

John completed a doctorate at the University of York 'Operation Iceberg', relating to children after the death of a parent, their experiences and their needs.

His book 'Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement' reported this research and followed his book 'Coping with Bereavement, a Handbook for Teachers'.

John's book 'Responding to Loss and Bereavement in Schools' is a resource that enables schools to analyse and their policies and procedures themselves to produce 'in house' solutions to helping pupils in this area.

John has been involved in training projects, including  leading the project that developed ‘Lost for Words’, which raises awareness about issues affecting children and bereavement, and loss in general, and with KIDs in Hull relating to Parental Perceptions of the 2014 SEND Legislation with Gabriella Pell and Sue Cawkwell.

John carries out cognitive psychological assessments for children and adults, including as an expert witness. He provides training and support in the area of helping schools and others organizations to respond to the needs of children and young people who have experienced loss, including the death of a significant person.


15 to 21 November 2019


Childrens' Grief Awareness Week

Dr John Holland

Chartered Educational Psychologist

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