NAPCP http://www.napcp.ie National Association For Pastoral Counselling And Psychotherapy Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:24:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Order signed to regulate professions of Counsellor and Psychotherapist http://www.napcp.ie/order-signed-to-regulate-professions-of-counsellor-and-psychotherapist/ http://www.napcp.ie/order-signed-to-regulate-professions-of-counsellor-and-psychotherapist/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:32:06 +0000 http://www.napcp.ie/?p=1840 Minister Harris has signed regulations to designate counsellor and psychotherapist as professions to be regulated under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005. Minister Harris said, “the regulation of these professions will ensure greater protection of the public as those registered must comply with a code of professional conduct and ethics and will be […]

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Minister Harris has signed regulations to designate counsellor and psychotherapist as professions to be regulated under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.

Minister Harris said, “the regulation of these professions will ensure greater protection of the public as those registered must comply with a code of professional conduct and ethics and will be subject to fitness to practice.”  For full press release, click HERE

 

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Regulation On The Way http://www.napcp.ie/minister-welcomes-oireachtas-approval/ http://www.napcp.ie/minister-welcomes-oireachtas-approval/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 11:42:34 +0000 http://www.napcp.ie/?p=1812 Over the past year, members of the Board of NAPCP have met with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and also Deirdre Walsh and Aidan Tumbleton of the Professional Regulation Unit of the Dept. of Health.  The purpose of those meetings was to progress the introduction of statutory regulation for counsellors and psychotherapists. In March, […]

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Over the past year, members of the Board of NAPCP have met with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and also Deirdre Walsh and Aidan Tumbleton of the Professional Regulation Unit of the Dept. of Health.  The purpose of those meetings was to progress the introduction of statutory regulation for counsellors and psychotherapists.

In March, Deirdre Walsh and Aidan Tumbleton made a presentation to a Joint Committee of the Oireachtas – see link to verbatim report of that meeting below.  Subsequently, Minister Harris sought and gained the approval of the Oireachtas to proceed to the next stage of the regulation process – the establishment of a Registration Board consisting of 13 members to oversee the regulation of two professions, that of counselling and psychotherapy.

The Registration Board, with CORU, will determine minimum qualifications for future counsellors and psychotherapists. Existing practitioners who do not meet the new criteria will be able to apply for registration using a ‘grandparenting’ facility. NAPCP, in all its contacts with the Minister and the officials, has stressed the need to recognise and give credit for the experience of current counsellors and psychotherapists.

It is hoped that statutory regulation may eventually become a reality in approx. 2 years from now.  While that has been promised in the past, at least on this occasion we have never been this far advanced on the road!

 

Press Release 21st March 2018

 Minister Harris welcomes the approval by the Oireachtas of the Regulations designating the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist for regulation under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005

Minister for Health Simon Harris today welcomed the fact that the regulation of the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist has moved a step closer.

Minister Harris said “The regulation of these professions will ensure greater protection of the public as those registered must comply with a code of professional conduct and ethics and will be subject to fitness to practice.”

The decision to regulate the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist comes on foot of consultation with the Health and Social Care Professionals Council, followed by a wider public consultation.

“The approval by the Oireachtas today of the Regulations designating the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, establishes one registration board for both professions and creates two new professional positions (for the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist) on the Health and Social Care Professionals Council.

“Registrants will have minimum qualifications and only those registered will be entitled to use the title or titles protected under the Act. Registrants will be subject to a range of sanctions (including suspension or cancellation of registration) in the case of a substantiated complaint of professional misconduct or poor professional performance.

“I am conscious of the work done to date by a number of professional bodies and interested parties in seeking to have these professions regulated by the State and I am pleased that I am now in a position to make the Regulations and to commence work on the appointment of the 13 member registration board following the submission of suitable candidates for my consideration by the Public Appointments Service.”

 

Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board: Discussion at Select Committee of the Oireachtas – 7th March 2018 – click here for full discussion.

 

 

 

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NAPCP Workshop May 19th, 2018 http://www.napcp.ie/workshop-may-2018/ http://www.napcp.ie/workshop-may-2018/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:01:29 +0000 http://www.napcp.ie/?p=1799 NAPCP Workshop May 19th 2018   Morning session: Implications of Recent Legislation for Therapeutic Practice Facilitator:  Liam Lally   Afternoon session: Worrying: A CBT Approach If you work regularly with clients/patients who struggle with mild-moderate depression and/or anxiety – then this workshop will add tremendously to your skills and your confidence in working with this group.  ​Worrying […]

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NAPCP Workshop May 19th 2018

 

Morning session: Implications of Recent Legislation for Therapeutic Practice

Facilitator:  Liam Lally

 

Afternoon session: Worrying: A CBT Approach

If you work regularly with clients/patients who struggle with mild-moderate depression and/or anxiety – then this workshop will add tremendously to your skills and your confidence in working with this group.  ​Worrying excessively is recognised as the fundamental feature of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), an anxiety disorder that causes great distress and contributes to other problems (including depression).  In treating GAD, CBT is recommended by the NICE guidelines as the most effective psychological treatment.

Facilitator: Rosario Nolan

Rosario is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Trainer and CBT Supervisor and has run a successful private practice for the past seventeen years.  Through extensive study (at home and abroad) Rosario has continued to work tirelessly towards delivering excellence in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety.

 

VENUE:         Citywest Hotel, Naas Road, Saggart, Co. Dublin.

REGISTRATION:

 

WORKSHOP:

 

COST (including lunch):

9.30 am  –  10.00 am

 

10.00 am –  4.00 pm

 

€70.00 NAPCP Members

€90.00 Non-Members

€40 Students

 

You will receive a certificate of attendance for 6 hours CPD.

Please include full payment when booking, to reach office by Wednesday May 16th, 2018.

 

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PROPOSED REVISED STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION BY NAPCP http://www.napcp.ie/proposed-revised-standards-for-accreditation-by-napcp/ http://www.napcp.ie/proposed-revised-standards-for-accreditation-by-napcp/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:29:19 +0000 http://www.napcp.ie/?p=1660 The Board of Directors of NAPCP has decided to alter the membership requirements for new members of the Association from 1st September, 2017.  The changes are as follows:   Applicants for Student Membership of the Association will be required to be studying for a degree in a counselling related area which meets the Educational Award […]

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The Board of Directors of NAPCP has decided to alter the membership requirements for new members of the Association from 1st September, 2017.  The changes are as follows:

 

  1. Applicants for Student Membership of the Association will be required to be studying for a degree in a counselling related area which meets the Educational Award Standards for Counselling & Psychotherapy as set out by QQI (2014) and which will lead to the attainment of a Level 8 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.  This change will be implemented on 1st September 2017.

 

  1. Applicants for Pre-Accreditation membership of the Association (Associate Membership) will be required to hold a degree in a counselling related area which meets the Educational Award Standards for Counselling & Psychotherapy as set out by QQI (2014) at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).  This change will be implemented on 1st September 2021.

 

  1. All applicants for Pre-Accredited membership (Associate Membership) will be required to have completed a minimum of 50 hours personal therapy within their degree programme and a minimum of 120 hours of direct Client work under clinical supervision at a ratio of one hour supervision to 5 hours of direct client work.  Client work refers to individual or couples client work only.  Clinical supervision must be undertaken with accredited Supervisors.

 

Providers of degree programmes in counselling and or psychotherapy applying for NAPCP course recognition must have their programmes validated by QQI, an Irish University (or equivalent international academic awarding body) at Level 8 on the NFQ which meet the Educational Award Standards for counselling & psychotherapy as set out by QQI (2014) as well as other clinical/professional requirements as stipulated by NAPCP.

From 1st September 2023, the minimum qualification requirement regarding applicants presenting for First Time Accreditation will be a Degree in Counselling/Psychotherapy at Level 8 on NFQ.

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A.G.M. 2nd December 2017. http://www.napcp.ie/g-m-november-2017/ http://www.napcp.ie/g-m-november-2017/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:54:45 +0000 http://www.napcp.ie/?p=1497 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SATURDAY 2nd December 2017 MALDRON HOTEL, NEWLANDS CROSS  –  DUBLIN 22.  09:30                                       Registration – Tea/Coffee 10:00                                       Guest Speaker –  Eileen  Finnegan Eileen is the Clinical Director at One in Four, and she has been employed in this organisation since 2005. She has over 25 years of experience of […]

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

SATURDAY 2nd December 2017

MALDRON HOTEL, NEWLANDS CROSS  –  DUBLIN 22.

 09:30                                       Registration – Tea/Coffee

10:00                                       Guest Speaker –  Eileen  Finnegan

Eileen is the Clinical Director at One in Four, and she has been employed in this organisation since 2005.

She has over 25 years of experience of working as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings. During the past twelve years she has worked with individuals who have been impacted by all aspects of sexual violence. The work involves offering support to victims, offenders and families of both.

Since joining One In Four, Eileen has developed the therapeutic programmes which are delivered to victims of sexual violence attending the service, now offering a Family and  Support Person’s programme. During the past seven years, she has developed the Phoenix Programmes which offer assessment of therapeutic need and therapeutic interventions to individuals who have acted out in a sexually harmful way. The programmes also provide support and intervention to all those indirectly impacted by sexual offending as this is a crucial element of Child Protection.

‘The Road Less Traveled ‘

‘Navigating the complexities of Sexually Harmful Behaviour’ especially when the victim wants a restorative intervention approach’ as a pathway to prevention.

The aim of this presentation is to gain an understanding of the complexities for a family, society,  where there has been a disclosure of sexually harmful behaviour.

It will offer an opportunity to discuss this from a societal, community, and family aspect, focussing on how each view can have a positive or negative aspect on the pathway to prevention.

The presentation will then focus specifically on the therapist in this relationship. The challenge of acknowledging our own biases from a cultural race , religious and ethical stance by discussing

  • The use of self  by the therapist
  • The ability to self-reflect as a way of understanding the dynamics of sexual violence (parallel process)
  • How sexual violence can get played out within the ‘system’ similar to how sexual violence can be played out in families. 

 11.30am                                   Tea/Coffee Break

11:45am                                   A.G.M.

13:30pm                                   Light Lunch

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