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.  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 practice 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 an 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, January 18th, 2020 - Applications to be received by January 3rd, 2020.

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 - Applications to be received by February 21st, 2020.

The following dates will have to be determined after the AGM of IAHIP, which will take place in May 2020, when the newly selected committee will agree on dates for accreditation meetings for the rest of the year. Meetings usually take place roughly at two months intervals but that will be up to the new committee to decide.

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.