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Ethical Code for Members of ICTA

i) The goal of the coach/therapists will always be to forward the personal and psychological development and health for the client. This comes before any personal interests the coach/therapist might have.

ii) The coach/therapist has confidentiality in all that he or she learns of their clients during the sessions. Personal information about the client will only be given to a third party with the consent of the client. The only exception from this will be if keeping quiet jeopardizes the safety of the client, the coach/therapist or other people.

iii) All written material, that the coach/therapist may keep about the client to help him in his work must a) be kept in a locked place to avoid misuse by a third party, and b) be shown to the client on the request of the client.

iv) If the coach/therapist wishes to record a session on tape or videotape to use for his own feedback or for a session with his supervisor, this should be done openly and with the full consent of the client. The supervisor or other third party must see a written consent from the client, before the tape is shown.

v) The coach/therapist will not have a sexual relationship with the client as long as there is a client-therapist relationship.

vi) The coach/therapist should refer the client to another colleague, if he finds he is not able to finish the treatment for lack of competence in this special case, or for personal reasons.

vii) The coach/therapist will continue his/ her own personal development by participating in courses or peer groups, seeing a coach or therapist regularly and receive supervision on his client work.