Candidates for Accredited Membership will have 4 years of continuous Child Art Psychotherapy training plus a Post Practicum Period of a minimum of 1 to maximum of 5 years. Clinical training in Child Art Psychotherapy is provided by the School of Medicine, University College Dublin and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (2 year Msc), followed by an additional two years training at Post Masters level with the School of Psychotherapy at Saint Vincent’s University Hospital.
The ACAP Grandparenting Policy will apply to applicants whose training began prior to September 2021, when the Training Accreditation Policy becomes active. Accredited Membership will still require a total four of years training in Psychotherapy, including two years specific to the Child Art Psychotherapy modality, though the four years need not have been consecutive (for further details please see the ACAP Grandparenting Policy and its Bye Laws)
Pre-Accredited Membership under Grandparenting is available to graduates of the Hdip/MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy (formerly Hdip in Visual Psychotherapy) , who began their training prior to September 2021 and who hold an additional two year psychotherapy training. Bye Law 2 outlines requirements for
graduates who qualified from the HDip/MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy but have not yet completed four years total psychotherapy training.
ICP and EAP Standards; ACAP have developed these Accreditation Policies and Procedures in line with standards set by the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP.)
The Application Form for Accreditation by Grandparenting is available below and together with the Grandparenting Policy will inform the applicant of the additional documentary evidence required in order to apply for accredited membership. The fee for the application has been set at E120 (to be reviewed annually) and is in addition to the yearly membership fee. Accredited Members will be expected to reapply for Accreditation every five years, re-submitting all documentary evidence relating to supervision, practice hours, CPD and personal therapy.
All Policies and Procedures will be reviewed on an annual basis and any changes will be presented at the ACAP AGM
generally held in December.