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ICP Registrant’s Day 24th June 2017 – a reflection by CEO Ms Jean Manahan

The second annual ICP Registrants’ Day took place in the Red Cow Hotel on Saturday 24th June; the morning session with Joseph Knobel Freud on ‘The issue of diagnostic labels’ was both interesting and provocative. Plenty of time was given for questions and commentary from the audience which meant the session was lively and enriched […]


WE ARE RECRUITING Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy IAHIP is the professional body in Ireland for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy has its roots in humanistic philosophy, which emphasises human dignity and the human capacity for fulfilment.  It aims to work with a full range of influences to encourage the […]

Press Release

The Irish Council for Psychotherapy welcomes the decision of the Minister for Health Mr Simon Harris, TD to recognise the two distinct professions of Psychotherapist and Counsellor, each with their own register under one registration board. This is in line with ICP’s recommendations in the submission document to government. We are especially pleased i light […]

Resilience and the Manchester Bombing by Gerry Myers

The British people have shown great resilience over the last few days in coping with the Manchester bombing. For the most part they have kept true to their values and their way of life. We hear of Mancunians pulling together in the midst of the crisis, offering practical support, food, shelter, care. We read the […]

    “FAMILY THERAPISTS GO GREEN” As a social media profile raising exercise for FTAI,   we are organising a gathering in:   Venue:     Merrion Square Park (nearest the Holles Street Entrance   Date:       15th May 2017 Time:                   6.30p.m The intention is to show our participation in and support for the Green Ribbon campaign               http://www.greenribbon.ie […]

What We Know by Helen Jones

Robert Redford’s son is a filmmaker and his latest film is called Resilience. Roughly it’s about the negative impact of difficult childhood experiences….which last a lifetime. He was inspired by research carried out in 1998 by Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda into adverse childhood experiences. Examples of these range from witnessing substance abuse; marital breakdown; […]

Irish Council for Psychotherapy Position on Conversion Therapy, Reparative Therapy, Gay Cure and Transgender Conversion Therapy in Ireland

The Irish Council for Psychotherapy hereby wishes to clarify that efforts to try to change, manipulate or reverse sexual orientation and/or gender identity change through psychological therapies with different theoretical frameworks are unethical in accordance with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy’s Ethical Guidelines. Conversion Therapy, Reparative Therapy, Gay Cure and Transgender Conversion Therapy refer to a […]