To Be Adhered to by all Members
A Member Shall:
1. ..Always maintain standards of the highest professional conduct.
2. ..Always practice Psychotherapy as defined by the Institute with any client / patient who attends for this treatment, and shall not attempt symptom suppression whether by direct suggestion, visualisation or other means, unless Curative methods have failed and then only with the full agreement of the client / patient.
3. ..Observe strict confidentiality about the client / patients and their treatment, unless written permission is received from the client / patient, or required by court order to divulge information of a confidential nature.
4. ..Not use information from or about a named or identifiable client / patient for their own, or any other persons', benefit or profit.
5. ..Conform to the rules and laws of the Institute and shall not act in a criminal manner whether or not related to their professional work.
6. ..Ensure that their personal conduct will not be derogatory to the reputation of the profession (for example - personal misuse or abuse of alcohol or drugs, dishonesty, indecent, or violent behaviour).
7. ..Not abuse professional privilege for personal reward or satisfaction.
8. ..Not permit considerations or religion, nationality, race, politics, beliefs or social standing to influence their treatment of any client / patient.
9. ..Respect, in all cases, the rights, dignity and emotions of their client / patient.
10. ..Put the interests, health and wishes of the client / patient above all else, in so far as it is legal to do so.
11. ..Ensure that where a client / patient is referred by another Member, or any therapist in any other discipline, whether in the medical profession or not, the referee shall be advised, with the client / patients consent, at the conclusion of the treatment. Confidentiality regarding details of the treatment will be respected, unless the client / patient gives written permission to divulge personal information.
12. ..Co-operate with other therapists and medical practitioners where it is deemed in the best interest of the client / patient, provided their consent is given.]
13. ..Not professionally obstruct or publicly criticise other Members.
14. ..Respect the fact that the treatment given in other therapies may be given in good faith without necessarily agreeing with such treatment. (Any Member publicly disagreeing with other forms of treatment must state that it is their personal view and not necessarily that of the Institute).
15. ..Refer a client / patient to another Member or to another therapist if the client / patient may benefit further or quicker by this action. The best interests of the client / patient will be taken into account at all times. Care will be taken to refer only to therapists who have standards and methods of treatment proven in practice.
16. ..Have the right to advertise their services as long as this advertising is within the current laws, but shall, on no account, advertise to refund money in the case of unsuccessful treatment. Advertising shall be accurate and although Curative Psychotherapy may be advertised, no promise of a cure should ever be made either in advertisements or verbally.
17. ..Not entice clients / patients from another Member.
18. ..Not, while acting as a Psychologist, sell, endorse or promote the sale of goods or services in practice or accept commission on the sale of goods either personally or as agents or employees, except as may be permitted by the Constitution of this Institute.
19. ..Charge fairly for the treatment given.
20. ..Use their best
endeavours to bring treatment to a successful conclusion in the minimum
time consistent with the care necessary in Psychotherapy.
Last Reviewed 04/04/2012