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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No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Principle II Confidentiality Marriage and family therapists have unique confidentiality concerns because the client in a therapeutic relationship may be more than one person.
Any publication of action taken by the Association will include the fact that the Member attempted to resign during the investigation.
Bartering for professional services may be conducted only if: Therapists respect and guard the confidences of each individual client. 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.
Marriage and family therapists practice in specialty areas new to them only after appropriate education, training, or supervised experience. The standards are not exhaustive. Therapists review fo clients the circumstances where confidential information may be requested and where disclosure of confidential information may be legally required. 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.
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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. 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.
When such situations cannot be avoided, therapists take appropriate precautions to maintain objectivity. 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.
Therapists, therefore, make every effort to avoid conditions and multiple relationships with clients that could impair professional judgment or increase the risk of exploitation. Principle V Responsibility to Research Participants Investigators respect the dignity and protect the welfare of research participants, and are aware of applicable laws and regulations and professional standards governing the conduct of research.
They respect the rights of those persons seeking their assistance, and make reasonable efforts to ensure that their services are used appropriately.
Information may be shared only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes of the consultation. Marriage and family therapists comply with the mandates of law, but make known their commitment to the AAMFT Code of Ethics and take steps to resolve the conflict in a responsible manner.
The AAMFT strives to honor the public trust in marriage and family therapists by setting standards for ethical practice as described in this Code.
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Once services have begun, therapists provide reasonable notice of any changes in fees or other charges. Skip to main content. The content of informed consent may vary depending upon the client and treatment plan; however, informed consent generally necessitates that the client: Marriage and family therapists who are uncertain about the ethics of a particular course of action are encouraged to seek counsel from consultants, aammft, supervisors, colleagues, or other appropriate authorities.
The absence of an explicit reference to a codf behavior or situation in the Code does not mean that the behavior is ethical or unethical.
Therapists, therefore, make every effort to 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 coode has been no exploitation or injury to the supervisee. In an effort to avoid exploiting the trust wamft 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.
When the possibility aaft 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 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.
Please note the codes in our collection might not necessarily be the most recent versions. Investigators respect the dignity and protect the welfare of research participants, and are aware of applicable laws and regulations and professional standards governing the conduct of research. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Principle I Responsibility to Clients Marriage and family therapists advance the welfare of families and individuals.
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. Both law and ethics govern the practice of marriage and family therapy.
Marriage and family therapists maintain high standards of professional competence and integrity.
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. 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 IV Responsibility to Students and Supervisees Marriage and family 2010 do not exploit the trust and dependency of students and supervisees.
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.
Circumstances may necessitate repeated disclosures. When making aamfh regarding professional behavior, marriage and family therapists must consider the AAMFT Code of Ethics and applicable laws and regulations.
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Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of an ethical standard is not a defense to a charge of unethical conduct. Principle III Professional Competence and Integrity Marriage and family therapists maintain high standards of professional competence and integrity.
When the risk of impairment or exploitation exists due to conditions or multiple roles, therapists take appropriate precautions. Please contact the individual organizations or their websites to verify if a more recent or updated code of ethics is available. Marriage and family therapists have unique confidentiality concerns because the client in a therapeutic relationship may be more than one person.
CSEP does not hold copyright on any of the codes of ethics in our collection. 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.
When such action is taken, therapists will not disclose clinical information.