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Carl Berkeley Memorial Award 2016

Christine Moran

The recipient met with the late Carl Berkeley at his home for a consultation in completing an IACP accreditation application form nearly 20 years ago. He inspired the recipient to “follow their heart and to be themselves”. He made a lasting impression, one that has been embraced to this day.

The recipient was a founding member of IACP Midlands Region, and served as Chairperson. The recipient presented at several conferences including the International Association for Counselling in UCC in 2007 and delivered training in various organisations e.g. Amnesty International, FAS, An Garda Siochana and the Nurses Association to name but a few.

The recipient is a member of PTSAC (Professional Training Standards Accreditation Committee) on the European Association of Counselling and in 2015 was a keynote speaker, title “Spirituality in Counselling and Psychotherapy” at the EAC Conference in Serbia.

The recipient has had articles and comments published in Éisteach, and published a book titled ‘Dear Precious Being’ in 2009.

Her biggest contribution to the profession of counselling and psychotherapy is the creation of ICPPD, The International College for Personal and Professional Development, which was established in 2009. A holistic ethos underpins all programmes offered.

She is very involved in current changes within the profession and is supportive of the upcoming statutory regulations.

Her passion has always and continues to be, the belief of the core worth of the human being and the potential growth when met with a loving presence. She has always recognised and supported the importance of the professional body’s keeping stringent standards and the monitoring of the profession, and the professionals associated.

Her continuing passion for self-discovery, holistic well-being and the profession of counselling and psychotherapy is evident in her appreciation for the work of practitioners and their clients.

Christine Moran is a wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoys creativity, beauty, nature, being alive and living in the moment.





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Timeframe for statutory registration


Draft regulations to designate the professions of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and to establish a registration board will be ready for submission to the Houses of the Oireachtas for their approval during the present session, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has told the Dail.


The Minister recently concluded a public consultation on  his proposal to regulate counsellors generally under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.


On foot of the consultation process, He has decided to proceed with the designation of two distinct professions under the Act, that of counsellor and psychotherapist. Each will have its own register under one registration board. This decision has been communicated to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council, the relevant professional bodies and all the respondents to the public consultation process.


Subject to the approval of the Houses, the next step will be the appointment of the 13 members of the registration board, following the submission of suitable candidates for the Minister's consideration, by the Public Appointments Service. The aim is that the registration board will be in a position early in the New Year to begin the task of drafting the various bye-laws to allow it to establish its registers.



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