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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Any publication of action taken by the Association will include the fact that the Member attempted to resign during the investigation. The AAMFT strives to honor the public trust in marriage and family cods by setting standards for ethical practice as described in this Code.
When providing couple, zamft 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. Persons accused are considered innocent by the Ethics Committee until proven guilty, except as otherwise provided, and are entitled to due process.
Marriage and family therapists advance the welfare of families and individuals. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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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 ethica a responsible manner. 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.
Therapists respect and guard the confidences of each individual client. 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.
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When such situations cannot be avoided, therapists take appropriate precautions to maintain objectivity. 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.
Please contact the individual organizations or their axmft to verify aamff a more recent or updated code of ethics is available. 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. 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.
Principle II Confidentiality Marriage and family therapists have unique confidentiality concerns because the client in a therapeutic relationship may be more than one person. Principle I Responsibility to Clients Marriage and family therapists advance the welfare of aamtt and individuals. When the risk of cpde or exploitation exists due to conditions or multiple roles, therapists take appropriate precautions.
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. Skip to main content. The standards are not exhaustive. 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 there has been no exploitation or injury ethocs the supervisee.
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.
Verbal authorization will not be sufficient except in emergency situations, unless prohibited by law. When the possibility exists that others, including family members, may obtain access to such information, this possibility, codw with the plan for protecting confidentiality, is explained as part of the procedure for obtaining informed consent.
Bartering for professional services may be conducted only if: Marriage and family therapists make financial arrangements with clients, third-party payors, and supervisees that are reasonably understandable and conform to accepted professional practices. They respect the rights of those persons seeking their assistance, and make reasonable efforts ccode ensure that their services are used appropriately.
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. Information may be shared only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes of the consultation. Marriage and family therapists do not exploit the trust and dependency of students and supervisees.
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 review with clients the circumstances where confidential information may be requested and where disclosure of confidential information may be legally required. When such action is taken, therapists will not disclose clinical information.
Marriage and family therapists maintain high standards of professional competence and integrity. 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.
When making decisions regarding professional behavior, marriage and family therapists must consider the AAMFT Code of Ethics and applicable laws and regulations.
Circumstances may necessitate repeated disclosures.
This Code is published by: CSEP does not hold copyright on any of the codes of ethics in our collection. 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.
Marriage and family therapists respect the rights and responsibilities of professional colleagues and participate in activities that advance the goals of the profession.