Public Consultation: Psychotherapists - Standards Of Proficiency And Criteria For Education And Training Programmes For Psychotherapists

This consultation is now closed.

As part of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board’s process in setting its Standards of Proficiency for Psychotherapists and its Criteria for Education and Training Programmes (Psychotherapists), it is seeking feedback from stakeholders, including members of the professions, education providers, employers, professional bodies, as well as members of the public.

 How to submit your views: 

You are invited to submit your feedback – your personal views or on behalf of your organisation – on the draft Standards of Proficiency and draft Criteria for Education and Training Programmes by either:

  • Completing the online consultation feedback form which can be found by clicking on the corresponding link below

Online Consultation Feedback Form - For Psychotherapists (Consultation ended) 

  • Submitting written feedback via email to
  • Writing to: Public Consultation, CORU, Infinity Building, George’s Court, George’s Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 E98Y

Closing Date

The consultation process will close at 5pm on Friday, 01 December 2023. Any submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Consultation Resources

CORU has developed eBook resources that explore a range of key issues associated with the Board’s setting of its Standards and Criteria, explaining the process the Board undertook and its rationale in making its proposals. You are encouraged to read and review these eBook resources as you prepare your feedback. You can access these resources in the Related Files section below. 

In addition, a webinar was held on Friday 01 September 2023 with CORU’s Interim CEO, Margaret Hynds-O’Flanagan and the Head of the Strategy and Policy Unit, Catherine Byrne. An extensive range of stakeholders were invited to attend this online event. A recording has been uploaded here for you to access.

If you have any questions or if you require further information, please contact CORU by email