The Association of Child Art Psychotherapists (ACAP) is the professional organisation for Child Art Psychotherapists in Ireland. It maintains a comprehensive directory of qualified Child Art Psychotherapists and aims to support them in their work.
History of the Association
The Irish Association of Visual and Child Art Psychotherapists (IAVCAP) was formed in April 2007 by graduates of the Higher Diploma in Child Art Psychotherapy and the first AGM took place in 2009. In 2012, a group of graduates took over the organisation of the Association and a new name was chosen – ‘Association of Child Art Psychotherapists’ (ACAP). A re-launch of the Association was held in November 2012.
Role of ACAP
- To promote Child Art Psychotherapy to the public and employment authorities.
- To suggest standards of professional practice and continuing professional development.
- To support their members by organised peer supervision.
- To answer questions from the general public, official bodies and the press.
- To publish a newsletter for our Members.
The Council is an elected body consisting of four officers – Chair, Vice Chair, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary – who serve for two years. In addition, there are Council members who are elected bi-annually. Those elected to the Council carry out various duties, including Chairing sub groups of ACAP, being the profession’s representative to professional bodies and producing the Newsletter. Below are the details of the current Chair and Vice-Chair, elected at the AGM on 10th December 2016:
Chair: Rachel Veerman
Vice-Chair: Anne Coffey