ICPPD – an educational success story

ICPPD, The International College for Personal and Professional Development, was registered as a business, offering training and education in counselling and psychotherapy and complementary short courses and workshops, in 2009. It opened its doors in July 2009 and began advertising its courses. Academic validation and professional accreditation are paramount to an educational institute, but there is a process that applies. This process requires human resources and financial backing. ICPPD had neither.

ICPPD began out of a dream and the passion of its founder Christine Moran and her husband Tom, qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, supervisors, and tutors based near Athlone. They believed that there was a need for a training and education of counsellors and psychotherapists which required a more holistic perspective to helping and healing.

With future regulation of the profession in sight there would be a requirement for academic qualifications at degree level, and the Morans knew from their work with clients that professional standards also needed to be upheld.

This dream was manifested in a time of recession, when small business ventures were unable to sustain the pressure of growth.

Today, five years later, through sheer hard work, determination, and belief in themselves and their product, and trusting a process, ICPPD is Ireland's leading private third level college offering academic degree qualifications including a BA in holistic counselling and psychotherapy, validated by QQI and professionally accredited by Ireland’s national accreditation bodies the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and the National Association for Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapists. ICPPD offers its courses in Athlone and Galway.

Contact ICPPD on (090 ) 6470484 or visit www.icppd.com for more details.

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