The Therapist Professional Will

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This one-day course introduces you to the topic of developing a Professional Will and walks you through the steps necessary to care for your clients, your family and yourself both ethically and confidentially.


Sometimes, Therapists/Supervisors are incapacitated or die due to ill health, incident or accident. When these unexpected events occur the impact on clients and supervisees is considerable. Similarly, the impact on the families of professionals who have to mop-up the often secret world of professional practice leaves family members/executors in the dark.


Who is this course for?

Pre-accredited therapists and accredited therapists and supervisors who work in any private practice capacity. Health and social care professionals in some form of private practice or mixed private/agency work contexts.


Why should you do the course?

Codes of ethics require therapists/supervisors/healthcare professionals to ensure they have plans in place for record-keeping and continuity of care of their clients/supervisees. For example, the IACP Code of Ethics requires members to “make suitable arrangements for the responsible care of clients and the management of records in the event of the practitioner’s ill-health, retirement and termination of practice. Practitioners need to have in place a procedure that would protect their clients in the event of their death while still practicing or a sudden illness which would prevent them from practicing.”. However, few therapists appear to have considered these situations, much less made provision for them. This short course is a practical solution to help you meet this ethical requirement and safeguard your clients/supervisees and families when these unexpected and impactful life events happen.


What will you learn?

Participants will understand the ethical obligations associated with preparing a professional will, including how the sudden death of a therapist/supervisor/healthcare professional impacts on clients. Participants will receive practical and experiential learning with take home skills, including how to prepare a Professional Will.


Course Details




TIMETABLE: Saturday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm 


AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance


VENUE: Live-Classroom 

covid-10-addendumIn compliance with COVID-19, the classes will be delivered as live online lessons via Microsoft Teams, which is a platform built on Office 365. It is a secure platform and follows the compliance capabilities.





  • What research tells us about the impact on clients, supervisees and families due to sudden incapacitation/death of a therapist/supervisor/healthcare professional in private practice.
  • Real world issues arising with the illness, retirement, practice termination or death-in-service of a therapist/supervisor/healthcare professional.
  • The ethical imperative for a Professional Will.
  • The format and structure of a Professional Will.
  • Connecting your Personal & Professional Will to take care of you and others.
  • You will receive a sample Professional Will.


Entry Requirements



This short course is suitable for any professional working in the social care and allied health professions, counsellors/therapists/supervisors/GPs/nurses, including those in training, who work directly with clients/patients.



All candidates are required to satisfy the English language requirement. Candidates whose first language is not English and who are presenting qualifications other than the Leaving Certificate may satisfy the requirement through the completion of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or equivalent, on the basis that they obtain a minimum band score of 6, which denotes a very good skill level of English. It should be noted that these are the minimum requirements in English and PCI College may set higher requirements in each case.


IT SKILLS: students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course


Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on the application.

Course Fees



Full Price: €100

PCI College Graduate & Student*: €80

*PCI College Student rate applies to BSc Degree and Postgraduate students only



Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate on the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed


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