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Research at IACP

In line with the purpose statement and strategic aims of the IACP, we are committed to engaging formally with research. Members Surveys (2013, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021) and General Public Surveys (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) are crucial to this, helping to shape the future direction of the organisation and to raise awareness of the profession.

Research Database

Following results from our Members’ Survey 2018, which indicated a keen interest amongst members to have access to a research database, we ran a trial with EBSCO. Feedback from members was overwhelmingly positive. We now offer access to this on a permanent basis for all members.

We also provide free access to the EBSCO Psychology ebook collection offering over 650 popular titles in psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and more.

(Members Area – Research Corner)

Research Committee

A Research Committee was established in September 2019. The Committee is comprised of IACP members and non-members with an active interest/background in research, and it aims to aid the development of strategic thinking about research policy and activity as well as to encourage and embed a research culture within IACP and the profession.

Research Awards

To acknowledge and encourage research in counselling and psychotherapy the IACP offers two annual awards – a Research Bursary and a Research Excellence Award. The Research Bursary is open members who are near completion of their Doctoral research. The bursary is to help to cover the expenses involved in Doctoral research completion. The Research Excellence Award is an acknowledgment for an outstanding piece of completed research that contributes to the field of counselling/psychotherapy.       

Research Corner

Research news and projects are posted in the E-news research corner and research articles and guides are posted in the Members Area research corner.

For information regarding IACP Research, please contact IACP Research Officer - Dr Ellen Kelly 

Contact Details:  01 2303536

To access IACP Members survey and Public Surveys results, please visit HERE


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