Brief on Ghana Psychology Council

Ghana Psychology Council (GPC) is an independent body established under Act 857 of the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, to secure in the public interest, the highest standards in the training and practice of psychology. GPC is dedicated to regulating the training and practice of psychologists, therapists and lay practitioners across Ghana. The council is governed by a ten member board and operates using four committees.

Mandate

To secure in the public interest the highest standards in the training and practice of applied psychology.

Mission

To ensure that psychological services are provided by well trained and licensed professionals/ practitioners in accredited institutions.

Vision

Psychological health for all people living in Ghana.

Values

Authenticity, Community, Excellence, Genuineness, Professionalism

OUR SYMBOL

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“The Council’s logo has the Greek capital letter PSI (Ѱ) and the Adinkra symbol NSAA that is a symbol of Excellence, Genuineness, and Authenticity. The full sentence of the symbol NSAA is “Nea onim Nssa na ϽtϽ n’ago” meaning the one who knows the Nssa (valued blanket) is willing to buy it even if it is old.”

FUNCTIONS

  1. Assess facilities and content of programmes for the training of psychologists, therapists, paraprofessionals and lay practitioners (lay counsellors)
  2. Ensure that the pre-registration training of newly qualified psychologists, therapists, paraprofessionals and lay practitioners in accredited training institutions meets the required standards;
  3. Conduct examinations for the registration of foreign trained psychologists, therapists, paraprofessionals and lay practitioners
  4. Conduct examinations for the registration of locally trained psychologists, therapists, paraprofessionals and lay practitioners who do not meet the prescribed conditions for registration
  5. Compile and keep registers of registered practitioners
  6. Prescribe and enforce professional standards and conduct for practitioners
  7. Exercise disciplinary power over professionals and lay practitioners (lay counsellors)
  8. Licensing of premises
  9. Licensing of corporate bodies
  10. Perform any other functions that are ancillary to the objects of the Council.

Council Members

COMMITTEES

The Council has four Committees, the Registrar is the substantive secretary to all the committees. The committees, its membership and responsibilities are listed below.



THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Responsible for the day-today administration of the affairs of the Council and is answerable to the Council/Board in the performance of functions of the Council
  2. Compile and keep registers of registered practitioners, accredited training institutions, premises and corporate bodies.
  3. Performs other functions determined by the Board/Council
  4. Secretary to the Council
  5. May delegate a function to an officer of the Council but shall not be relieved from the ultimate responsibility for the performance of the delegated function
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