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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Tuesday, 20 Jun 2000

Vol. 521 No. 4

Written Answers. - Irish Association for Counselling and Therapy.

Richard Bruton


286 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science the body responsible for establishing standards for recognition and applying those standards in respect of counselling and therapy providers; and if he has satisfied himself that these standards and procedures are treating fairly persons who have, through long years of experience, established great skill in this field, and are not setting impractical requirements for such practitioners in relation to the variety of clients and the form of supervision. [17228/00]

There is no statutory body responsible for setting standards in relation to counsellors and therapists. The counselling and therapy professions are self-regulated by the professional body, the Irish Association for Counselling and Therapy.