As Psychotherapist and Practitioner members of ACPE, we are respectful of the various theologies, traditions, and values of our faith communities, and we are committed to the dignity and worth of each individual. We are dedicated to advancing the welfare of those who seek our assistance and to the maintenance of high standards of professional conduct and competence. As psychotherapists, pastoral counselors, and spiritual care providers, we are accountable for our work regardless of our professional functions, the settings in which we work, or the populations which we serve. This accountability is expressed in our conduct of relationships with clients, colleagues, students, our faith communities, and through the acceptance and practice of the principles and procedures of these Ethical Guidelines.
As members of ACPE, we recognize our responsibility to: