June President’s Update


Blessings and abundance to all,

June is the month where we focus on hope.

The dictionary defines hope as “desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfilment” and as “an outcome that makes your life better in some way. It not only can help make a tough present situation more bearable but also can eventually improve our lives because envisioning a better future motivates you to take the steps to make it happen.

With hope in our hearts at ICPPD we move from the end of last academic year towards the next new year.

Interviews continue in ICPPD for places on the 4 year part-time Professional Qualification, Level 8, Honours degree, BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy in Athlone, Galway, and Dublin.

There is great interest in our Diploma in Supervision across Professions – A Holistic Approach, which will commence in the autumn in ICPPD, Athlone. This is of interest to counsellors, teachers, managers, and anyone overseeing people in a supervisory capacity. This programme professionally accredited by IACP, Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and meets the requirements for accreditation with IAHIP, Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. We are delighted to welcome international guest Dr Bobby Moore as part of the tutoring team.

Applications are also coming into office for our attractive Diploma in Expressive Arts programme due to commence in September 2023. This experiential programme is for professionals interested in facilitating creative processes in their professional workplace.

I would like to share with you a wonderful message I heard from a colleague during the week. The manager of a rugby team was coaching his group and his words went something like this – when you are in the second half of the game and the pressure is on, your body is getting tired, you are feeling nervous and finding it difficult to concentrate – then pause – go within and tap into the well of excitement – this will take you over the finishing line.

The above words have inspired me this week; I hope they lift you too and are especially sent to our final year learners who are completing last assignments, research thesis and their clinical practice hours.

Until August, keep going, enjoy the moments.

Tom Moran,

College President