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. 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.
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.
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.
When the risk of impairment or exploitation exists due to conditions or multiple roles, therapists take appropriate precautions.
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 of the profession.
Please contact the individual organizations or their websites cide verify if a more recent or updated code of ethics is available. Once services have begun, therapists provide reasonable notice of any changes in fees or other charges. Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of an ethical standard is not a defense to a charge of unethical conduct. Marriage and family therapists have unique confidentiality concerns because the client in a therapeutic relationship may be more than one person.
The content of informed consent may vary depending upon the client and treatment plan; however, aamff consent generally necessitates that the client: 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. 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.
Principle IV Responsibility to Students wamft Supervisees Marriage and family therapists do not exploit the trust and dependency of students and supervisees. 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.
Investigators respect the dignity and protect the welfare of research participants, and are aware of applicable laws and regulations and ethis standards governing the conduct of research. 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. CSEP does not hold copyright on any of the codes of ethics in our collection.
Marriage and family therapists maintain high standards of professional competence and integrity. The absence of an explicit reference to a specific behavior or situation in the Code does not mean that the behavior is ethical or unethical.
Therapists review with clients the circumstances where confidential information may be requested and where disclosure of confidential information may be legally required. 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.
Information may be shared only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes of the consultation. Printed in the United States of America. 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 Code of Ethics.
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 VII Cod 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 V Responsibility to Research Participants Investigators respect the dignity and protect the welfare of research aa,ft, and are aware of applicable laws and regulations and professional standards governing the conduct of research.
Principle II Confidentiality 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.
Both law and ethics govern the practice of marriage and family therapy. Principle I Responsibility to Clients Marriage and family therapists advance the welfare of families and individuals.
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Marriage and family therapists respect the rights and responsibilities of professional colleagues and participate in activities that advance the goals of the profession. They respect the rights of those persons seeking their assistance, and make reasonable efforts to ensure that their services are used appropriately. Principle III Professional Competence and Integrity Marriage and family therapists maintain high standards of professional competence and integrity.
Bartering for professional services may be conducted only if: When such action is taken, therapists will not disclose clinical information. Marriage and family therapists make financial arrangements with clients, third-party payors, and supervisees that are reasonably understandable and conform to accepted professional practices.