About the IFPP

The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) was founded in 1986 to provide a focus for people with an interest in advancing the study and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy within Ireland. The Forum is one of the accrediting bodies in Ireland for psychoanalytic practitioners working with adults, and is a member of the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). Membership (criteria for which may be found here) is in line with European standards; it is restricted to those with an appropriate formal training in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, or analytical psychology. Further information on the ICP and its psychoanalytic section can be found by going to this page.

All full members of the IFPP should be eligible to receive the European Certificate of Psychotherapy, which is awarded by the European Association of Psychotherapy.

The Aims of the IFPP

The Forum aims

Organisation of the IFPP

The organisation of the IFPP is formed and run on the basis of the Articles and Objects of Memorandum; the organisation is a legally constituted Company, limited by Guarantee. It is led by a committee, which is currently (2013) comprised of:
Ann Murphy                    Chairperson
Julie Brown                     Secretary
Michelle Sludds Hickey   Treasurer
Ann Cox  
Ian Miller  
Patrick Nolan  

All members, associate members and student members agree to the IFPP Code of Ethics.