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 apply Bye-Law-11 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. You can also email your queries to

The Next Accreditation Committee meeting dates are:

Saturday, July 25th, 2020 - Applications to be received by July 10th, 2020.

Saturday, September 5th, 2020 - Applications to be received by August 21st, 2020.

Saturday, October 24th, 2020 - Applications to be received by October 9th, 2020.

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 - Applications to be received by November 20th, 2020.

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

Applicants should always keep a copy of their completed application for their own records as original documents will not be returned.

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.