Training qualified counsellors to serve the 450 million people around the world with unmet mental health needs

Advancing quality counsellor education and training worldwide

Building a global counselling community


IRCEP presents at the INQAAHE 2017 Conference

IRCEP presented a session at the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) 2017 Conference in Bahrain discussing the global perspective of the counselling profession and how culture plays an important role in preparing counsellors. The presentation addressed the current challenges within the profession, within the changing landscape of higher education, and […]

IRCEP on the Move: Swaziland

Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Rick Gressard, shared his most recent trip to Swaziland. “I just returned from a visit for IRCEP to Swaziland a few weeks ago. Having been to India and Singapore as well over the last couple of years, I’ve had some time to contemplate the responses we have seen to IRCEP’s vision […]

European Steering Committee Member Appointed

IRCEP selects Andreas Bienert, a doctoral candidate at Regent University, as European appointment to the Steering Committee. Andreas is originally from Austria. Andreas Bienert is a native of Austria and has lived in the United States since 2008. His bi-cultural background and focus on Community Mental Health has led him to a number of volunteer […]

IRCEP Steering Committee Member receives ACA Award

Dr. Sachin Jain was awarded the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development Advocacy Award at the ACA 2015 Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Inaugural IRCEP International Fellow Announced

IRCEP has launched a fellowship program for international doctoral-level students. The program is designed to offer opportunities to current international CACREP doctoral students to become an IRCEP Fellow for a one-year term. This one year fellowship is designed to provide an in-depth training and exposure of quality assurance in higher education, specifically in counselor education. The […]

Donate Your Counseling Books and Journals to Programs in Need

IRCEP sponsored a book drive in CACREP 2015 Advocacy Week. We received over 200 books and journals that will be donated to counselling programs in need throughout the world. A special thanks to all the CACREP programs and students that participated. Did you miss the IRCEP Book Drive but still want to donate used counseling […]


Rakesh Kumar Maurya

Rakesh Kumar Maurya was working as a school counselor. Although he was employed by one of the most prestigious government schools in India, he was quite upset with the fact that his skills as a counselor were not being utilized or understood by school authorities. Then, he read an article in a local newspaper that […]

Kadie-Ann Caballero-Dennis

Kadie-Ann Caballero-Dennis is a native of Jamaica, born in Kingston and growing up in Manchester.   Her interest in counseling came at a young age, when as a child, she experienced helping people with mental health issues. The experience led her to a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. “This experience impacted me at a young age and […]

Andreas Bienert

A native of Austria, Andreas Bienert grew up in a country that has deep roots in psychological theory as the home of Sigmund Freud and others, but counseling is yet to be recognized as a mental health practice.  After looking at preparation programs in Austria/Germany and the United States, Andreas chose to pursue his master’s […]