1. In accordance with Bye Law 5C, accredited members of IAHIP may also be registered by the Association as accredited supervisors. Such registration permits a member to use the initials SIAHIP after their name, to indicate that they are registered as an accredited Supervisor of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.1, 2
1.1 Initial registration as an accredited supervisor, and each subsequent re-registration, is valid for a period of five years (subject to sub-clause 1.1.1 below, and subject to the payment of such annual fees as may be determined by the Association from time to time), and those wishing to continue their registration as accredited supervisors after that period must reapply to the Supervision and Supervisor Accreditation Committee and show they have met the conditions laid down in clause 2 below.
1.1.1 Registration as an accredited supervisor is linked to accreditation as a psychotherapist (i.e. accredited membership of the Association) in that such registration shall become invalid automatically if for any reason a registered supervisor ceases to be a member of the Association. Registration as a supervisor is also dependent upon psychotherapist accreditation not having lapsed.
1.1.2 Accreditation (or re-accreditation) as a psychotherapist and registration (or re-registration) as an accredited supervisor involve distinct application processes, and separate fees, as laid down from time to time, are payable.
2. A member making an application for re-registration as an IAHIP accredited supervisor must fill in the appropriate application form and
(a) Indicate that they have maintained a supervision practice
(b) Show evidence of having received supervision of their supervision practice, and have their statement of this on their application form countersigned by the supervisor(s) of their supervision practice
(c) Show how their choice of CPD activities has enhanced and supported their practice as a supervisor including reference to the functions of supervision.
(d) Show evidence of current professional insurance cover in relation to supervision practice.
1 Wherever the word “supervisor” or the related word “supervision” are used in this document, they refer only to the supervision of psychotherapy and/or counselling.
2 Acceptability as a supervisor for members of the Association is not necessarily limited to those who are IAHIP Accredited Supervisors. See Bye Laws 1c, 5, and 11.