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Our Vision: A World Where Counselling is Available to All

ICC/IAC 2020 Convention,
Kuching, Malaysia

We look forward, with great anticipation, to the International Counselling Conference (IAC/ICC 2020) which will take place in Kuching, Malaysia. The 2020 IAC/ICC conference will be held from August 11 -- 13, 2020 at the Hilton Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The conference theme is 'Contemporary Issues in Counselling'. Details to Follow.

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World Mapping of
the Counselling Profession

IAC is currently engaged in a major global counselling project entitled the 'World Mapping of the Counselling Profession'. We are compiling data and information about the scale, standards and contexts of counselling activity in each of the world's 196 countries. We have carried out the mapping of the pilot region (Latin-America) in partnership with the American Counseling Association (ACA) -- whose support we gratefully acknowledge. 

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2019 IAC Election

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019 IAC Executive Council Elections. The election took place this evening (15th May 2019) in Moncton, Canada, and details of the new IAC Executive Council can be seen HERE

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  • IAC - Connecting Counsellors Worldwide

    IAC - Founded in 1966
  • "This is what we were missing all along as we were just scattered all over without a common body to coordinate and regulate our much needed services in our various communities"

    Brilliant B Ncube - Zimbabwe

Latest news

IAC Country Ambassadors

17th November 2019

What is the IAC Country Ambassadors Programme? In 2017 the IAC Executive Council (IAC EC) approved the establishment of a global network of IAC Country Ambassadors to represent and promote the Association. An IAC Country Ambassador is an IAC Member who ...

IAC Webinar - December 2019

17th November 2019

IAC Webinar Series Presents: December 2019 Webinar: Transcultural Online Counselling (**Event now over: Please see recording**)Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/recording/share/YgNQRNJgdL-XMrPOehxWHVJmh7cPclqLyLCoAQJwniCwIumekTziMwAccess Password: ...

IAC at the World Health Organization Forum 2018

01st November 2018

At the 2018 World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Forum, IAC President, Dr. Dione Mifsud, and IAC CEO, Naoise Kelly, were very pleased to meet Dr. Devorah Kestel, the new Director of the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MSD).The ...