Consultancy Role – Irish Council for Psychotherapy

The purpose of this new role is to support ICP member organizations maintain the high standards of training and practice required by ICP and the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and to support applicant organizations to achieve those standards. As the process of statutory registration/regulation unfolds over the next few years, it will also be critical that ICP supports its members through the process. The role holder will act as an advisor to the Sections, to new applicants, to the Board and CEO of ICP in relation to standards of professional practice including training, supervision and code of ethics. They will also liaise with CORU in relation to the process of registration and regulation.

Person specification:
The person appointed will be an experienced fully qualified, accredited Psychotherapist with ICP
They will be familiar with the requirements for the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP).
As a member of one of the ICP modalities, they will have experience of governance either at ICP Section or National level.
They will be familiar with the workings of the European Association for Psychotherapy and the practice of psychotherapy in the European context.
They will understand and support ICP’s position in relation to minimum standards of academic achievement, clinical preparation, training and accreditation for psychotherapists in Ireland

Experience of working with the European Association for Psychotherapy at European level would be helpful.
Experience of dealing with Irish government and state agencies would be an advantage.
Preferably the person appointed should be a holder of the European Certificate for Psychotherapy and understand clearly the requirements for accreditation at European level.

Reporting to the CEO, the role will involve the following:

The provision of advice in relation to standards of training and practice to ICP Sections, new applicants, CEO and Board will be a key component of the role.
The role may require travel in Europe to meetings organised by the European Association for Psychotherapy.
Liaising with CORU to encourage the development of appropriate standards for statutory regulation of psychotherapy.
The role, in the first instance, will be the equivalent of a one day a week appointment over one year.

The person appointed will be a sole trader.

The fees paid for the role will be paid at a daily rate (i.e. 7 hours) of €350

Short listing may apply.

A cover letter and CV should be sent to Jean Manahan, CEO, Irish Council for Psychotherapy, 29, Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2 or by email to and by close of business on December 20th 2016. Interviews will be held late January and it is planned that the post will commence in February 2017.

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