Record – Request PDF on ResearchGate | AAMFT ethical code: “Dual ; Reilly, ; Ryder & Hepworth, ; Smith & Smith, ). AAMFT Code of Ethics. Effective July 1, Preamble. The Board of Directors of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) hereby. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy AAMFT Code of Ethics from BSHS at University of Phoenix.
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CSEP does not hold copyright on any of the codes of ethics in our collection. Ethjcs permission to use the codes must be sought from the individual organizations directly. The AAMFT strives to honor the public trust in marriage and etgics therapists by setting standards for ethical practice as described in this Code.
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The standards are not exhaustive. Marriage and family therapists who are uncertain about the ethics of a particular course of action are encouraged to seek counsel from consultants, attorneys, supervisors, colleagues, or other appropriate authorities. Both law and ethics govern the practice of marriage and family therapy. When making decisions regarding professional behavior, marriage and family therapists must consider the AAMFT Code of Ethics and applicable laws and regulations. Marriage and family therapists comply with the mandates of law, but make known their commitment to the AAMFT Code of Ethics and take steps ethjcs resolve the conflict in a responsible manner.
Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of an ethical standard is not a defense to a charge of unethical conduct. Persons accused are considered innocent by the Ethics Committee until proven guilty, except as otherwise provided, and ethisc entitled to due process.
Any publication of action taken by the Association will include the fact that the Member attempted to resign during the investigation. Marriage and family therapists advance the welfare of families and individuals.
They respect the rights of those persons seeking their assistance, and make reasonable efforts to ensure that their services are used appropriately.
Marriage and family therapists provide professional assistance to persons without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The content of informed consent may vary depending upon the client and treatment plan; however, informed consent generally necessitates that the client: When persons, due to age or mental status, are legally incapable of giving informed consent, marriage and family therapists obtain informed permission from a legally authorized person, if such substitute consent is legally permissible.
Therapists, therefore, make every effort to avoid conditions and multiple relationships with clients that could impair professional judgment or increase the risk of exploitation.
Core the risk of impairment or exploitation ethids due to conditions or multiple roles, therapists take appropriate precautions. In an effort to avoid exploiting the trust and dependency of clients, marriage and family therapists should not engage in sexual intimacy with former clients after the two years following termination or last professional contact.
Therapists clearly advise the clients that they have the responsibility to make decisions regarding relationships such as cohabitation, marriage, divorce, separation, reconciliation, custody, and visitation. Marriage and family therapists have unique confidentiality concerns because the client in a therapeutic relationship may be more than one person.
Therapists respect and guard the confidences of each individual client. Therapists review with clients the circumstances where confidential information may be ethice and where disclosure of confidential information may be legally required.
Circumstances may necessitate repeated disclosures. Verbal authorization will not be sufficient except in emergency situations, unless prohibited by law. When providing couple, family or group treatment, the therapist does not disclose information outside the treatment context without a written authorization from each individual competent to execute a waiver.
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Information may be shared only to the extent necessary to achieve the od of the consultation. Marriage and family therapists maintain high standards of professional competence and integrity. Marriage and family therapists practice in specialty areas new to them only after appropriate education, training, or supervised experience. Marriage and family therapists do not exploit the trust and dependency of students and supervisees. Therapists, therefore, make every effort ethucs avoid conditions and multiple relationships that could impair professional objectivity or increase the risk of exploitation.
Should a supervisor engage in sexual activity with a former supervisee, the burden of proof shifts to the supervisor to demonstrate that there has been no exploitation or injury to the supervisee. When such situations cannot be avoided, therapists take appropriate precautions to maintain objectivity. Examples of such relationships include, but are not limited to, those individuals with whom the therapist has a current or prior sexual, close personal, immediate familial, or therapeutic relationship.
In educational or training settings where there are multiple supervisors, disclosures are permitted only to other professional colleagues, administrators, or employers who share responsibility for training of the supervisee. Investigators respect the dignity and protect the welfare of research participants, and are aware of applicable laws and ethocs and professional standards governing the conduct of research.
To the extent that services to research participants may be compromised by participation in research, investigators seek the ethical advice of qualified professionals not directly involved in the investigation and observe safeguards to protect the rights of research participants.
This obligation requires special thought and consideration when investigators or other members of the research team are in positions of authority or influence over participants. Marriage and family therapists, therefore, make every effort to avoid multiple relationships with research participants that could impair professional judgment or increase the risk of exploitation. When the possibility exists that others, including family members, may obtain access to such information, this possibility, together with the plan for protecting confidentiality, is explained as part of the procedure for obtaining informed consent.
Marriage and family therapists respect the rights and responsibilities of ethice colleagues and participate in activities that advance the goals of the profession. If the mandates of an organization with which a marriage and family therapist is affiliated, through employment, contract or otherwise, conflict with the AAMFT Code of Ethics, marriage and family therapists make known to the organization their commitment to the AAMFT Code of Ethics and attempt to resolve the conflict in a way that allows the fullest adherence to the Aamrt of Ethics.
Coauthorship on a student thesis, dissertation, or project should be determined in accordance with principles of fairness and justice. Marriage and family therapists make financial arrangements with clients, third-party payors, and supervisees that are reasonably understandable and conform to accepted professional practices. Once services have begun, therapists provide reasonable notice of any changes in fees or other charges.
When such action is taken, therapists will not disclose clinical information. Bartering for professional services may be conducted only if: Marriage and family therapists engage in appropriate informational activities, including those that enable the public, referral sources, or others to choose professional services on an informed basis. Printed in the United States of America.
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Principle I Responsibility to Clients Marriage and family therapists advance the welfare of families and individuals. Principle II Confidentiality Marriage ethcis family therapists have unique confidentiality concerns because the client in a therapeutic relationship may be more than one person. Principle III Professional Competence and Integrity Marriage and family therapists maintain high standards of professional competence and integrity.
Principle IV Responsibility to Students and Supervisees Marriage and family therapists do not exploit the trust and dependency of students and supervisees.
Principle V Responsibility to Research Participants Investigators respect the dignity and protect aamrt welfare of research participants, and are aware of applicable laws and regulations and professional standards governing the conduct of research.
Principle VI Responsibility to the Profession Marriage and family therapists respect the rights and responsibilities of professional colleagues and participate in activities that advance the goals ethisc the profession. Principle VII Financial Arrangements Marriage and family therapists make financial arrangements with clients, third-party payors, and supervisees that are reasonably understandable and conform to accepted professional practices.
Principle VIII Advertising Marriage and family therapists engage in appropriate informational activities, including those that enable the public, referral sources, or others to choose professional services on an informed basis.
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