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Board of Directors

Elected Members 

Eugene McHugh
Cathaoirleach

Sheila Haskins
Leas Cathaoirleach

Clair Bel Maguire
Board Member

Patrick Harraghy
Board Member

Margaret Hickey   
Board Member

Collette Mayers
Treasurer

Mark O'Callaghan
Company Secretary

 

                              



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The Board of Directors meet once a month.   
The meeting dates for 2017 are: 
 Saturday 22nd April 
 Friday 26th May 
 Friday 23rd June
 No meeting July 
 Friday 11th August
 Saturday 9th September
 Friday 20th  October
 Saturday 11th  November 
  Friday 1st  December
 

 

 

 


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Timeframe for statutory registration

 

Draft regulations to designate the professions of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and to establish a registration board will be ready for submission to the Houses of the Oireachtas for their approval during the present session, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has told the Dail.

 

The Minister recently concluded a public consultation on  his proposal to regulate counsellors generally under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.

 

On foot of the consultation process, He has decided to proceed with the designation of two distinct professions under the Act, that of counsellor and psychotherapist. Each will have its own register under one registration board. This decision has been communicated to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council, the relevant professional bodies and all the respondents to the public consultation process.

 

Subject to the approval of the Houses, the next step will be the appointment of the 13 members of the registration board, following the submission of suitable candidates for the Minister's consideration, by the Public Appointments Service. The aim is that the registration board will be in a position early in the New Year to begin the task of drafting the various bye-laws to allow it to establish its registers.

 

 


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