Listing of ICP Members with UKCP
ICP members can now be listed with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and vice versa, providing he/she belongs to a college/modality recognized by both organizations.
The ICP now have an agreement with the UKCP to provide the opportunity for ICP members to be listed on both national registers –the first agreement of this kind between national awarding/accrediting organisations in Europe.
Under the agreement, all aspects of quality assurance such as complaints or CPD requirements are the sole responsibility of the individual’s national accrediting organisations.
How to apply:
To apply, please download and complete the application form. Send your completed form with a cheque for €50 (payable to ICP) to ICP Administrator, Irish Council for Psychotherapy, Fitzwilliam Hall, Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 D02 T292.
Terms of the agreement:
- That both organisations are NAO’s of ECP and therefore accord transnational movement between Ireland and UK.
- This facility is available to all psychotherapists falling under the umbrella of ICP and UKCP who continue to reside in the country of their actual registration.
- The reciprocate recognition between the registers is available only on the basis that the registrant continues to reside in the country of their actual registration.
- If an ICP registrant, who is listed on UKCP register, decides to take up residence in the UK he or she will need to apply for ordinary membership with UKCP.
- Likewise if a UKCP registrant, who is listed on the ICP register, decides to take up residence in Ireland he or she will need to apply for ordinary membership with ICP, which in the current context would be through the appropriate Modality.
- Members remain under the jurisdiction and ethics, and quality assurance and procedures of their country of residence.
Under these terms, the agreement offers to reciprocate a practitioner’s registration on the UKCP and ICP registers with like for like listings on each register; provided the Chairs of ICP and UKCP confirm that the practitioners from each country are in good standing on their national registers.
Registrants are advised to clarify with their individual insurers questions related to working outside their normal jurisdiction. Insurers vary in their requirements in relation to cover in certain circumstances.