NAPCP http://www.napcp.ie National Association For Pastoral Counselling And Psychotherapy Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:09:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Appointments to the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board http://www.napcp.ie/appointments-to-the-counsellors-and-psychotherapists-registration-board/ http://www.napcp.ie/appointments-to-the-counsellors-and-psychotherapists-registration-board/#respond Mon, 30 Jul 2018 10:36:51 +0000 http://www.napcp.ie/?p=1860 The Minister for Health invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board. Candidates who are counsellors and psychotherapists are invited to apply under one or more of the following categories: (1) Practitioners of the profession(s). (2) Managers of counselling and psychotherapist services. (3) Persons engaged in the State […]

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The Minister for Health invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board.

Candidates who are counsellors and psychotherapists are invited to apply under one or more of the following categories:

(1) Practitioners of the profession(s).
(2) Managers of counselling and psychotherapist services.
(3) Persons engaged in the State in the education and training of counselling and psychotherapist practitioners.

Please note that two successful candidates who are counsellors/psychotherapists shall also be appointed to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council as professional members of the designated profession(s).

Persons who are not counsellors and psychotherapists are invited to apply to be representative of one or more of the following categories:

(1) The management of the public health sector, the social care sector or both sectors.
(2) The management of a voluntary or private sector organisation concerned with health or social care.
(3) The interests of the general public. The Minister for Health must obtain consent of the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation for appointments under this category.

All candidates must demonstrate knowledge or experience, at an appropriately senior level, of one or more of the following:

-Corporate governance.
-Financial management.
-Risk management.
-Change management.
-Strategy development.
-Regulation.
-Irish healthcare system knowledge/experience.

The following are also considered desirable:

-Previous experience of board membership.
-Evidence of an ability to work with others and build consensus with a broad range of stakeholders.

In considering applications due regard will be given to Government policy on gender balance on State Boards.

Please Note the Closing Date for this Campaign is 15:00 on 13 August 2018

 

For more information on how to apply: http://www.stateboards.ie/stateboards/campaignAdvert/88595.htm

 

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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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