Applicants for full membership of the Special Interest Group in Coaching Psychology must hold existing Graduate or Chartered Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Firstly, interested parties must apply as an Associate Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (See ‘Join Us’ link on the PSI website). Then, opt to join CP-SIG from the link on this page. Associate membership is open to qualified coaches, non-psychologists, and allied professionals interested in coaching resident in the Republic of Ireland, and psychologists and non-psychologist coaches residing outside the Republic of Ireland.
Coaching is an applied positive psychology discipline; namely the systematic application of behavioural, psychosocial, and cognitive science to enhance the human experience. Originally a sub-group of the Division of Work & Organisational Psychology (DWOP), our membership base has grown and diversified to include professionals devoted to work performance, cultural change, motivation, individual and team health/wellbeing, stress management, solution-focused change, as well as mindfulness, mindset adjustment, and lifestyle reorientation. Ultimately, any need, context, or situation where positive change can benefit a wide array of organisations, groups, and/or individuals. We focus equally on client development as well as practitioner skills and competencies. Our primary aim is to act as the representative voice for psychological coaching theory and practice in Ireland.