Frequently Asked Questions
I have gained my qualifications outside Ireland can I apply to join the PSI?
Yes: Please follow the link on the website for overseas qualifications. Read the directions carefully and then submit all the necessary information and documents to (insert link here)
Postal applications not accepted
If I have qualified outside Ireland can I work in Ireland as a psychologist?
(There can be many versions of this question but the answer is typically)
Applicants with non-Irish qualifications who wish to work in Ireland must firstly have their qualifications verified by the Department of Health in Ireland. Please apply directly to them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my course recognised by the PSI?
Please check our list of accredited courses on our website. If the course is an undergraduate course from the UK, and accredited by the BPS then the PSI recognises this through its reciprocal arrangement with the BPS. Again please check their list before applying to the PSI.
I want to join the PSI but I am unsure of which membership category to apply for?
Please see the Join Us section of the website where all the categories are clearly explained. Follow the route to the category best suited for your qualifications, fill in the required forms and documentation, and submit online with the relevant fee.
Where do I find a psychologist for…? (many variations of this question may be asked)
Please check out our Find a Psychologist page on our website where all the PSI Chartered psychologists who agree to have their names publicly listed can be found
How do I make a complaint against a Psychologist?
You will need to refer your complaint to either the Ombudsman, the Department of Health Complaints section, or to the relevant employer of the psychologist concerned.
The PSI does not take complaints.
The regulator CORU will be taking complaints when the Register of Psychologists opens (date to be announced).