The Division of Counselling Psychology promotes the development of Counselling Psychology as a legitimate body of psychological knowledge and as a professional field of psychological activity.
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Membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology
Applicants for membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology must hold existing Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
If you wish to apply for membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology, you must complete the Membership Application Form (below) and upload it to your Online Application along with relevant supporting documentation. Failure to upload the Application Form and/or relevant supporting documentation will cause delays in the processing of the applications.
Full Membership An applicant for full membership must fulfil one of the following conditions:
- Hold a Doctoral level postgraduate professional qualification in Counselling Psychology as recognised by the Council of the Society
- Have such training and/or experience as may be regarded by the Division Committee and/or the Membership, Qualifications and Registration Committee of the Psychological Society of Ireland as equivalent to 3.2 (a) above
- On completion of formal training to Masters level in counselling psychology, have gained an additional 400 hours of supervised client contact at a ratio of one hour supervision to eight hours ‘client contact (i.e. 1:8 ratio, supervised by suitably qualified personnel, this decision regarding suitability to be made by the division committee so as to be in line with current requirements for supervisors of trainees in PSI accreditation criteria for Counselling Psychology training programmes). This is not required for applicants trained to doctoral level.
- Associate Membership of the Division is open to graduate members or other subscribers of the Society who fulfil one of the following conditions:
- be a student on a postgraduate professional training course in Counselling Psychology recognised by the Council of the Society; or
- be a student on a postgraduate professional training course in Counselling Psychology as may be regarded by the Division Committee as equivalent to 3.6 (a) above.
- be working in an area of counselling psychology recognised for this purpose by the Division Committee; or
- be engaged in an area of work related to counselling psychology recognised for this purpose by the Division Committee