"APPLICATIONS FOR FULL ACCREDITATION ARE CURRENTLY PAUSED WHILST THE ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE IS BEING FORMED. WE WILL UPDATE MEMBERS ASAP WHEN APPLICATIONS ARE BACK OPEN. WE APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE"

Open to graduates of the Child Art Psychotherapy training programmes* who have completed all the required hours in clinical practice, personal psychotherapy, and supervision over their 4 year training combined with 1 to 5 years post-practicum experience. Accredited applications have a fee of €125 and must be re-submitted every 5 years for review. Annual renewal is €90 p/a.

Total hours required for full Accreditation:

Personal psychotherapy**: 250 hours 

Clinical Practice: 500 hours

Supervision: 150 hours

For full list of Accreditation requirements please refer to the application form.

*Please refer to ACAP’s Grandparenting Policy for full details if you began your MSc/HDip before September 2021.

**Please refer to
Grandparenting Policy, Bye Law 1 if you began your MSc/HDip before September 2021. 

€90 euro pa.

Please note all members applying for Accredited Membership in 2022 must click 'Application for Accreditation' and can 'Renew' from 2023 onward

For those who began their MSc/HDip before September 2021: Open to members still training in the Post MSc Child Art Psychotherapy*, or intend to complete the Post MSc or another 2-year psychotherapy training*, and those who are in the process of completing their post-practicum period of 1 to 5 years. 

For those who began their MSc in or after September 2021: may apply once all 4 years of Child Art Psychotherapy training are completed, whilst working towards the hours required for full Accreditation during 1 to 5 years post-practicum period.

*Please refer to ACAP’s Grandparenting Policy and Bye Law 2 for details

€90 euro pa.

Please note all members applying for Pre-Accredited Membership in 2022 must click 'Application for Pre-Accredited' and can 'Renew' from 2023 onward

For those who began their MSc training in or after September 2021*

Open to students currently training in Child Art Psychotherapy at both MSc and Post MSc level.

*Start of 4 years consecutive training in Child Art Psychotherapy 

€45 euro pa.

Please note all members applying for Student Membership in 2022 must click 'Become a Student Member'' and can 'Renew' from 2023 onward

Open to professionals practising in a related field with an interest in Child Art Psychotherapy. Invitations to quarterly workshops/lectures.

40 euro p/a.

Conditions of Membership: All Accredited, Pre-Accredited, and Student Members must abide by the ACAP Ethical Code and submit their Children First Training Certificate. Accredited and Pre-Accredited Members must also provide evidence of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance alongside their application/renewal. All Membership runs on an annual basis from January to December.
Membership criteria and fees are subject to change. It is advisable that all members keep a detailed log of training, supervision, personal therapy, CPD and psychotherapy practice hours.