Division of Counselling Psychology

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. 

Full Membership

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

  • 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

Who we are: Aims and Objectives

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.

Benefits of Being a Member 

Membership provides opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas with colleagues, so as to best avail of opportunities for developing counselling psychology in Ireland.

Professional Learning and Development events are organised and discounts are available for members. The committee encourages suggestions from members about training needs and matters relevant to counselling psychology.

Please complete the Membership Application Form (below) and upload it to your Online Application.

Contact the Committee: counsellingpsychology@psychologicalsociety.ie 

 

Officers

Megan Gaffney

Chair

Rosie O'Flynn

Treasurer

Majella Maher

Membership Secretary

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