The Irish Forum for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFCAPP)

IFCAPP is the accrediting and representative body for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists in Ireland. It is a member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).

The organisation was set up in 1986 to further the development of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with children and adolescents in Ireland. It is committed to maintaining high standards of training and practice in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and promoting the continuous professional development of its members.

To qualify for membership applicants must have completed a four-year continuous training. This currently comprises a two-year MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Trinity College Dublin followed by a two-year clinical training with the Irish Institute of Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. All members must comply with IFCAPP, ICP and ECP (European Certificate of Psychotherapy) training standards. All members must abide by IFCAPP’s Code of Ethics.