The C.T.P. prepares students to practice psychotherapy ethically and in accordance with professional standards.
For public reassurance and to make transparent our common spirit we have agreed to a basic code of ethics.
CENTRE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOTHERAPY (C.T.P.)
CODE OF ETHICS
1. The primary concern of a psychotherapist is the welfare of his/her clients, and a therapist will strive to ensure that all interactions with their clients reflect this commitment.
2. Psychotherapists will clearly explain the nature and parameters of their service at the beginning of the psychotherapy.
3. Confidentiality should be of the highest possible order. Confidential information can be shared only when the law demands it or with the client’s consent, as appropriate.
4. With their clients, psychotherapists must avoid sexual engagements or any other relationship that exploits the clients.
5. Psychotherapists must practice within the limits of their competence. They should refer clients to competent others when the clients’ requirements exceed the limits of the therapist’s abilities.
6. Psychotherapists in their professional conduct are expected to take responsibility for their own emotional, mental, and physical health.
7. Psychotherapists are expected to continue their educations and professional development in order to maintain and improve their level of competence.
8. Without limiting any of the preceding principles, psychotherapists accept the guiding light of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and any human rights code in the Province where they work.