Resources for Members

In our resources for members area we aim to build a set of resource documents to support our members in their psychotherapy practice.


Guidance for IAHIP members relating to Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2011)* and child protection and welfare concerns.

Please find here our guidance for IAHIP members.

(Appendices to the document are i) the Standard Reporting Form and the Criminal Justice Act 2012)


IAHIP Colloquium on Statutory Regulation, Standards and Training

Please find here the QQI Powerpoint Presentation referred to Mr Peter Cullen, guest speaker from QQI, who attended and presented at our meeting of 20th October 2014 in the Avila Centre, Dublin 4.


Discovery of Psychotherapy Notes 

Please find here  information regarding requests for discovery of psychotherapy notes.


Negligence and The Psychotherapist

There are four fundamentals in negligence: duty of care, failure to conform to the required standard, actual loss or damage to the plaintiff and close causal connection between the conduct and the resulting injury.  Please continue reading for more information on this topic of Negligence and the Psychotherapist.


 Research Papers 

Getting to Know Me

By Jonathan Shedler

The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

By Jonathan Shedler


Keeping Safe: Child Protection Awareness Workshops

In light of new legislation and recent amendments, plus additional changes due to come into effect in 2013 with regard to Child Protection, you might be interested in attending a HSE training course on Child Protection Guidance. These are information sessions for relevant professionals and are offered in various locations around the country.  Details. Application forms are available on the HSE website and from relevant HSE personnel. You can apply directly to the HSE for a place on one of these courses.

Go to for all relevant documents and resources. You will find contact details for social workers HERE.

You can download the HSE’s Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children HERE, Child Protection and Welfare Practice handbook HERE, and a copy of Our Duty to Care: The Principles of Good Practice in Working with Children and Young People, HERE.  Hard copies of these resources are available for purchase from the Government Publications Sales Office, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Please contact the HSE Information & Advice Person on Children First in your area if you have further queries. Details of all HSE Children First Information and Advice Officers, their role, and training provision, is available HERE.




HSE Training Days – Dublin & South East 2013

Please find here (i) the Basic Level HSE Training Notice April – May 2013 listing HSE Child Protection Training Days taking place in the South Dublin Region and (ii) the appropriate Nomination_Form.