If you have graduated from a recognised course and are building up your 450 hours within a 5 year time frame and receving the appropriate supervision, we will not ask for evidence of CPD since you graduated.
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You must have completed additional training in this area before commencing work, and we will require a certificate when applying for Accreditation. Also, your insurance must cover you to work with u18s.
No, you must wait until you receive your results. If, however, you change supervisor after completing the 100 hours at a ratio of 5:1, any hours subsequent to this can be counted towards your hours for Accreditation.
We accredit the Masters at ICHAS, therefore we accept this as long as you have met our criteria of 20 supervision hours.
No. We require your supervisor to complete the NAPCP Evaluation.
Because of Covid, and the continuing interest in online counselling, we currently do not have any restriction regarding online hours, however ICHAS and the NAPCP would strongly recommend that as a student you complete some hours face to face.
No, it all must be individual
No. You must wait until you receive your results, however if you have completed 100 client hours and 20 supervision hours, you can change supervisor and then start working on your 450 client hours at a ratio of 10:1. Any hours you complete after the first 100 client hours and 20 supervision can then be counted towards full Accreditation. Your new supervisor must have supervisor accreditation with any of the following bodies: NAPCP, IACP, APCP, IAHIP, BACP, BPC, ICP or ACI. Please ensure that your first supervisor completes our form “Pre-Accredited Membership Supervisors Evaluation During Training” which you will need to submit when applying for Pre-Accredited membership. The form can be found here https://www.napcp.ie/Membership/Index
You can apply once you have received your results. Please send us a letter confirming your results as we will not accept a screenshot of your results online.
While working towards Accreditation, Pre-Accredited members must meet the following criteria:
For all details regarding the Accreditation process, please click https://www.napcp.ie/Membership/described?page=3Accredited Membership
Click "Login" on the top menu bar. If you have not logged in before, click "Request New Password" and type the email address you use for NAPCP. You will then get an email with a link to update your password. After you have done that, go to the top Menu bar and select My Account, View my Account. Your membership details are in the top section. If you are an Accredited member, then scroll down to see your Directory details and there you can edit anything you want, including uploading a photo. Remember to click Save!
Once you become Pre-Accredited, you then need to complete 450 client hours with supervision at a ratio of 10:1.
You must have completed an NAPCP recognised course along with the required 100 client hours and supervision at a ratio of 5:1. If you are completing a Masters which requires 200 client hours at a ratio of 8:1, you cannot become Pre-accredited after 100 hours. You must complete 20 supervision hours. Then you can start working on your Pre-Accredited hours, however you must graduate from the Masters before you become a Pre-Accredited member.Pre-Accredited Membership
You can find a supervisor on our online directory. If you cannot find a suitable one, you are also able to use a supervisor accredited with the IACP, APCP, IAHIP, BACP and ACI.
We do not recommend any particular counsellor. Please look at our Directory Here
No, you must change your supervisor when you become Pre-Accredited.
While training – 1 in 5 hours
After training – 1 in 10 hours
Post Training – 1 in 20 hours
While training – 1 to 1
Post training – half and half
Not more than approx 4 people in group
Depends on case load but minimum once a month.
Here is a list of accredited courses. If your course is not on the list, we can review it to see if it meets our criteria.NAPCP Accredited Courses
Go to our Directory, see here.
Firstly, you must have successfully completed all practical and skills modules of your degree course, completed at least 100 trainee hours in counselling practice and been supervised at a ratio of 5:1, completed a minimum of 15 hours of your own personal therapy.
Once you become Pre-Accredited, and are working towards Accreditation, you must complete 450 hours of individual client work with evidence of one hour of supervision for every 10 hours of counselling. Supervision of these 450 hours of work must not be undertaken with a supervisor, who either supervised you while a student during training, or was involved as a core trainer or assessor on the core course. These hours must be completed within 5 years of graduating.
Applications for First Time Accreditation are accepted between 1-5 years following the successful completion of a core course. In special circumstances, this period may be longer, but this will be at the discretion of the Accreditation Committee. If this is the case, please submit a letter with your application explaining why you have not submitted an application within the 1 to 5 year period.