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Student Membership (Before Seeing Clients)

student membership of IACP

As a student member, it is likely that you are at the start of your counselling and psychotherapy career and also new to the IACP.

The IACP will guide and support you as you progress in your training to become an Accredited Member of IACP.

By becoming a Student Member of the IACP, you agree to adhere to the IACP Code of Ethics and Practice. This upholds a high standard of care among students and professionals to ensure the public's protection and helps to guide your own training and practice throughout your career.

As and from 31 August 2014, the IACP Student and Pre-Accredited Membership eligibility will apply to applicants who are currently attending, or have qualified from, IACP Accredited Courses only.

Applicants from Non-IACP Accredited courses, including applicants from outside Ireland, may still apply for First Time Accreditation by applying directly to the Accreditation Committee (once they have completed all the necessary client hours etc.) 

Student Members may use the title Student Member IACP (an exact phrase only) in their documentation. They may not use MIACP or SMIACP.

Fill in the 'Apply Now' form on the right tab (or top) of this page to start your online application process. Once you fill in your details and make the payment, you will receive a link (via email) to our online application form. 

Please Note: IACP charge a reduced pro-rata fee during the year for Student Membership, which will bring your membership cover up to 31st December. Contact if you want a list of these pro-rata fees.

The normal membership rate applies for the following year. Please click on “Membership Rates” (on the left) to review these fees.

The main benefits of IACP Student Membership are:

Representation: The IACP champions the contribution of Counsellors, Psychotherapists and the profession. We strongly lobby (Government, Political parties, Department of Health and Children, Health Committee’s, Allied Health Professions and other National Bodies) on key issues and priorities. The central aim of the Statutory Regulation of Counselling and Psychotherapy forms a large part of this work. We also influence policy development and plans through Responses and Submissions. 

Continuing Professional Development (Free Members Seminars): The IACP provide several free seminars and webinars for members annually.

Publicity: One of IACP’s main aims is to inform the public of Counselling and Psychotherapy benefits. We do this through our public relations and communications strategy, which concentrates on public events, press releases, interaction with the media and direct advertising. Our communications work highlights the importance of Professional Standards and the services that IACP and its members offer the public.

IACP Workshops at reduced Rates: IACP supports the provision of workshops countrywide by the IACP regional committees. These workshops cover a wide range of interesting topics. Members receive a discounted rate for all IACP Regional Workshops.

Quarterly Journal: The IACP journal 'the Irish Journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy' including articles, ‘Notice Board’ and Advertising is sent to members four times a year.

Reduced rate to attend the IACP Annual Conference: The new annual conference is a great opportunity to meet other members, hear keynote speakers, attend the Gala Dinner with Carl Berkeley Memorial Award, and participate in different Counselling & Psychotherapy workshops.

Awards: Members are eligible for nomination for the Carl Berkeley Memorial Award that recognises outstanding contribution to counselling and psychotherapy development.

Professional Support on Standards of Practice and Education: IACP assists with all types of member enquiries and puts you in touch with the right experts. Members can access a range of information from the office and receive information (by speaking to someone, viewing online or receiving printed guidelines) on practical, ethical, and professional matters. Members can also access IACP publications ranging from the latest professional guidelines to public information leaflets. 

E-news: Regular e-mail circular containing information and employment/placement opportunities.

Reduced Professional Insurance: IACP negotiated professional indemnity insurance schemes. O’Brien Finlay: Qualified Therapist - €75 discount, Students - €160 discount.

Regional Support: Support and networking opportunities at regular Regional meetings nationwide.

Regional Participation: All members are also automatically members of their Regional branch and can network with local colleagues and help influence the Association’s priorities.

Reduced Rate Health Insurance: IACP members can avail of a VHI Group Scheme number 4375, and there are various discounts (minimum of 10%) depending on the scheme selected.

IACP Membership Card: The IACP Membership card, in conjunction with Countdown Ireland, offers IACP members official recognition of their IACP membership and the ability to benefit from a wide range of deals nationwide (effective from June 2018).

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Membership Fee €84.00

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