The minimum criteria that an applicant must meet in order to be accredited as a psychotherapist and accepted as a member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy comply with standards agreed for all member organisations of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Psychotherapy.

These Criteria Bye Law 11 apply to all applicants whose qualifying psychotherapy training began on or after 1st April 2010. Different, and purely interim, criteria apply to all applicants for IAHIP accreditation whose qualifying psychotherapy training commenced before 1st April 2010. Those Interim Criteria are set out in Bye Law 10.  To be accredited as psychotherapists and accepted as members of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy applicants must be able to demonstrate that they practise psychotherapy from a humanistic and integrative perspective and have given specific undertakings as to their behaviour if they are accredited.

The humanistic and integrative nature of an applicant’s practice is normally ascertained through evidence of satisfactory completion of a qualifying training course, a comprehensive report from the applicant’s supervisor, a personal statement submitted by the applicant and occasionally, through interview.

If you have queries regarding future accreditation with our Association these must be made in writing c/o the Accreditation Secretary, IAHIP, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

The Next Accreditation Committee meeting dates are:-

Saturday 22nd April 2017  –  Applications to be received by 7th April  2017.

Saturday 9th  September 2017  – Applications to be received by 25th August 2017

Saturday 27th January 2018  – Applications to be received by 12th January 2018

Please note that applications must be received two weeks in advance of the accreditation committee meeting date in order to be considered.

Please be aware statutory registration may be in the offing and choices you make in training now may have consequences in the future.

Applications and information about applying can be found  here.