Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

The association and its members endorse and practice the following ethical principles: 1. Professionals act with integrity, protecting and promoting commitment to their service. Professionals act honestly through complete, accurate and clear communications. They do not misrepresent themselves or the profession. Professionals maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills through educational opportunities. 2. Professionals are loyal to and committed to the well-being of the individuals they serve. They maintain privacy and confidentiality of the individuals being served by practicing informed consent. 3. Professionals strive to provide quality service based on professional standards. The purpose, results and implications of treatment practices are explained to the individual, striving to maintain their safety and well-being in a client centered approach. 4. Professionals practice mutual respect and work co-operatively for the benefit of those they serve. They practice professional and moral conduct in dealing with ethical issues. Professionals practice continued quality management to improve the professions ability to serve society. Professionals seek to improve the profession’s body of knowledge through ethical research and clinical teaching.