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Volunteer at IACP

If you are interested in Volunteering on any of the IACP Committees or Working Groups listed below, please download, fill in and forward the "Volunteering with IACP" form (left) to Liz Gannon at

IACP Committees seeking volunteers:

Accreditation Committee

Editorial Committee

West / North / West Regional Committee

South East Regional Committee

Dublin Regional Committee

Complaints Clearance and Ratification 

Your completed application is forwarded to the relevant committee.

Some Sub-Committees may require additional information (e.g. a C.V.) and will request this before proceeding. 

If the committee approves your application it is then sent to the Complaints Committee for clearance

Subject to clearance, the application is then forwarded to the Board of Directors Committee for ratification.

Once ratified the Committee is notified after which they will contact you directly. This procedure can take up to 8 weeks. 






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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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