Accreditation

 

Accreditation refers to the process undertaken by PSI to ensure that psychology courses in Ireland are of the highest standards for training and practice in professional psychology. PSI also aims to ensure that the courses provide suitable preparation for students hoping to enter the field of psychology. Accreditation procedures consist of examining documentation associated with the course and an on-site visit to meet with appropriate teaching staff and students. 

For further information and guidelines relating to Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, please see below. 

Undergraduate Guidelines 

Guidelines on the accreditation of courses leading to a first qualification in psychology, as well as the application form for accreditation of an undergraduate course, are available from the download section further below. Completion of an accredited undergraduate degree confers eligibility for graduate membership with the Psychological Society of Ireland.

The Following are Available for Download at the Bottom of the Page:

  • Undergraduate Course Accreditation Application Form
  • Undergraduate Course Accreditation Guidelines

Postgraduate Guidelines 

The Society invites institutions of higher education who are providing or seeking to provide postgraduate education in professional psychology to submit their courses for accreditation by the Society. Through its accreditation procedures, the Society wishes to support courses in a period of self-study and peer review, thus enabling them to maintain the highest standards of postgraduate education and training in professional psychology. 

Accreditation procedures consist of examining documentation associated with the course and an on-site visit to meet with appropriate teaching staff and students. For further accreditation information, please refer to the accreditation documents available for in the download section.
 

Available for Download:

  • The PSI Policy on Accreditation of Postgraduate Courses in Psychology 

Postgraduate Accreditation Guidelines are available to download for the following specialisms:

  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Behavioural Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Work & Organisational Psychology
  • Sports, Exercise and Performance Psychology

 

The PSI processes for undergraduate and postgraduate accreditation are currently under review.

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