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COVID19 Addendum 2 Criteria

Period: 5th OCT 2020 to 1st Sep 2021 only


For applicants regarding video/phone (where appropriate) for Clinical Practice, Supervision, Personal Therapy, Didactic Supervision, & Group Therapy hours which took place during this time.
Please note: The Governing Body of IAHIP reserve the right to adjust the criteria at any time.

The COVID19 Addendum 2 Form must be completed in full and submitted in the spiral bound pack with your Accreditation Application.

Working remotely is defined as 1:1 video or phone clinical practice, personal therapy and supervision and must have a duration of a minimum of 50 - 60 minutes per psychotherapy session (more frequent shorter sessions that accumulate to 50 – 60 minutes do not constitute a psychotherapy session).

A clear distinction needs to be made between psychological/parent/family support etc. and psychotherapy. Psychological support for the parents and/or family members of the main client are an example of this. Psychological support sessions do not qualify for the purposes of accreditation.

Complete the Accreditation Application Form in full with only all face to face work. Only COVID19 Non-Face-to-Face hours must be recorded on the relevant addendum.

Please note that supervision of clinical practice whether Phase 1 or Phase 2 where possible should be face-to-face with the exception of COVID19 restrictions.

Video/Phone Clinical Practice, 1:1 & Group Supervision, Personal Therapy and Didactic Supervision before COVID19 Restrictions on the 11th March 2020 are not permissible by IAHIP for Accreditation purposes.

Records/logs are to be attached to identify video & phone clinical practice/supervision sessions separately.

Reasons outside of COVID19 restrictions for video/phone sessions must be given throughout this document.

Regarding Under 18 Clients - Guardians are contracted to provide a space that is confidential to the under 18 client & therapist only.  Guardians are also contracted that sessions are not recorded in whole or part recorded. The ongoing cooperation of guardians in these issues are a minimum requirement for therapy to proceed. The guardian is mandated that, in partnership with therapist, they keep the therapist informed on these matters. Supervisors need to be vigilant in their Supervision of client hours for under 18 clients.

End-to-End Encryption Platforms must be used to ensure the confidentiality of clinical practice. Therapists need to be vigilant with regard to the platforms they use for clinical work.

Therapists working remotely need to contract with their clients that sessions in whole or part are not recorded i.e. Siri & Alexa etc.

Group Supervision, Group Therapy & Didactic Supervision hours by phone are not permissible for Accreditation purposes.

Therapists need to discuss with their supervisors their own fitness to practice should they test positive for Covid 19 or if they are isolating due to being a close contact with a positive case of Covid 19.

Insurance

Legally and ethically all IAHIP psychotherapists are mandated to have Professional Indemnity insurance in place for the chosen modes of practice used. All Insurance Certs must list both Video & Phone if those modes of practice are used for the relevant periods of remote practice forwarded for application. For those working in agencies, evidence of the agency’s Professional Indemnity Insurance governing the modes of practice used in the agency is required. If working with clients in other legal jurisdictions the insurance cert must specify the legal jurisdiction that the policy covers.

Video/Phone Clinical Practice hours for 4th years, between 11th Mar 2020 and 20th April 2020 were not permitted. After 20th April 4th year students could see clients remotely provided they had a long-standing established relationship (face to face) prior to the COVID19 emergency.

If you were 3rd year between 11th Mar 2020 and 8th June 2020 (End of first government restriction period), you were not permitted to see clients throughout the whole of this period because of COVID19 restrictions by phone/video.

Clinical Practice hours carried over from Phase 1 to Phase 2 from 5th Oct 2020 to 1st Sept 2021.

If you were a student on 11th Mar 2020, when COVID19 criteria was implemented by the IAHIP Governing Body for students, you were allowed to carry over Phase 1 Clinical Practice hrs (from the minimum requirement of 200 hrs) to complete them in Phase 2. If this is the case, please see specific section for recording these hours.

All changes in supervisor/s during this period, must be completed on the Accreditation Application form.



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