Code of Ethics

 
 
 
Please note: This Code of Ethics represents a summary of  central considerations and does not necessarily replace existing professional codes, which can be read in conjunction. *    
 
Code of Ethics
 
 
  • A Christian Psychologist will remain a committed Christian, and will continue their own spiritual development and Christian fellowship.
  • Will be professionally trained, and seek to continue their on-going education in the profession.
  • Will be self reflective regarding how personal problems might bias their professional functioning and seek appropriate assistance on any problems which might impede, including professional supervision.
  • Respect the dignity and worth of every person as God's beloved, made in God's image and likeness.
  • Affirm the Christian faith and understanding of the human person, the sanctity of human life, marriage between a man and a woman, and the natural family. 
  • Are unequivocally pro-life, and work in harmony with traditional church teaching with respect to interventions, setting therapeutic tasks, and making responsible referrals.
  • Accept individual Clients without discrimination.
  • Will not exploit Clients for personal end, or engage in sexual misconduct with Clients or trainees.
  • Respect and safeguard Client confidences, unless written consent is given or the law prescribes otherwise.
  • Conduct research in an ethical manner and protect the rights of the individuals who may be involved in the research.

 

 


* For example: see American Association of Christian Counselors www.aacc.net