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31 January 2017

LAUNCH OF THE INSTITUTE OF GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR’S PUBLICATION CORE COMPETENCIES AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Launching the IGCs most recent publication Core Competencies and Professional Practice, in the Mansion House Dublin , President Dr John Mc Carthy, Director of the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy, France welcomed  distinguished assembled guests, including the Lord Mayor, Brendan Carr and  many colleagues in the educational community in Ireland  Ms. Betty Mc Laughlin  President of the IGC emphasized the importance of the publication to the organization stating that “this was a significant and important milestone in the journey to formalising guidance counselling as a profession in Ireland”


The published framework of the core competencies for guidance counsellors will form the future benchmark required by the IGC for practice of the profession; will ensure the future delivery of high standards in training; aims to set the bar required for future professional accreditation; placing emphasis on the requirement for ethical and supervised professional practice.

Aimed primarily at the guidance counselling professional this document provides transparency  and public access to the professional competencies of guidance counsellors and speaks to all interested stakeholders; parents, policy makers and key partners of the common endeavour of providing a cohesive supportive service for clients .

The IGC believes that this resource document will serve as a template for the future understanding and practice of guidance counselling in Ireland.

Betty Mc Laughlin, National President, IGC,  087-1258624
Eddie Mc Grath ,     President Elect, IGC , 089-2141811