Carl Berkeley Memorial Award 2016 was presented to Christine Moran, (Academic Director at ICPPD) by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), for her outstanding work in the field.
“The recipient met with the late Carl Berkeley at his home for a consultation in completing an IACP accreditation application form nearly 20 years ago. He inspired the recipient to “follow her heart and to be herself”. He made a lasting impression, one that has been embraced to this day.
The recipient was a founding member of IACP Midlands Region, and served as Chairperson. The recipient presented at several conferences including the International Association for Counselling in UCC in 2007 and delivered training in various organisations e.g. Amnesty International, FAS, An Garda Siochana and the Nurses Association to name but a few.
The recipient is a member of PTSAC (Professional Training Standards Accreditation Committee) on the European Association of Counselling and in 2015 was a keynote speaker, title “Spirituality in Counselling and Psychotherapy” at the EAC Conference in Serbia.
Her biggest contribution to the profession of counselling and psychotherapy is the creation of ICPPD, The International College for Personal and Professional Development, which was established in 2009. A holistic ethos underpins all programmes offered.
She is very involved in current changes within the profession and is supportive of the upcoming statutory regulations.
Her passion has always and continues to be, the belief of the core worth of the human being and the potential growth when met with a loving presence. She has always recognised and supported the importance of the professional body’s keeping stringent standards and the monitoring of the profession, and the professionals associated.
Her continuing passion for self-discovery, holistic well-being and the profession of counselling and psychotherapy is evident in her appreciation for the work of practitioners and their clients.
Christine Moran is a wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoys creativity, beauty, nature, being alive and living in the moment.”