IAC Regional Operations

Through our Regionalised structure (Six Regions): IAC Africa, IAC Asia-Pacific, IAC Europe, IAC Latin America and the Carribean, IAC North America, IAC Middle East and Central Asia), our regional priorities serve the identidifed needs and aims of: National Association Members; Intergovernmental Bodies; Regional Bodies; Stakeholder Organisations, Counsellor Educators and Supervisiors; and Counselling Clients Worldwide. The regional arms of our international association fulfil a vital role in the development of the profession by serving as umbrella groups for national associations located in the regions. Having the profession unified, and working together in a focused way, is vital to the attainment of regional and national aims. Counselling is growing exponentially around the world -- in every world region.

It is, therfore, incumbent on all involved work together and consolidate our efforts. IAC Invites all National Associations, Counselling Organsiations and Individuals to join their regionl committees and sub-groups to assist in the development of counselling in their region (specific regional aims listed below).

Initial Contacts:

We look forward to hearing from you!

IAC Regional Principles:

Taking effective collective measures to develop the counselling profession for the benefit of clients.
•National Association Autonomy (IAC does not intervene on NA /Domestic  matters).
•Regional Autonomy.
•Equality – Every Association is invited to have a representative(s) on its regional committee.
•Accommodation of Diversity.
•Affordability will not be a barrier to participation.
•Developing strong relations and problem solving cooperation between national counselling associations.
•All Members shall, in good faith, fulfil the obligations assumed by them in accordance with membership.
•To harmonize the actions of counselling associations in the attainment of our common aims.

IAC Regional Aims:

  • Advocacy for the Counselling Profession with Regional and U.N. Bodies.
  • Agreeing Region-Wide Counselling Standards. 
  • Supporting National Association Aims. 
  • Obtaining Legal Recognition for the Profession in the Region (where not in place). 
  • Assisting in the development of counselling in countries (where there is currently none).