The purpose of the Ethical Code is to establish and maintain standards of professional conduct, competence and accountability for Christian counsellors/psychotherapists in Canada.
This Code of Ethics (“Code”) outlines the ethical principles and values that guide all members of the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (“PACCP”), and which informs the public of the standards of ethical conduct for which PACCP members are to be responsible and accountable. It supports the goals and mission of PACCP and its members.
This Code reflects such values as Godliness, integrity, competence, responsibility, and an understanding of and respect for the cultural diversity of society. It is part of a social contract, based on attitudes of mutual respect and trust by which the public supports the autonomy of the profession, and in response, is assured of the commitment of PACCP members to act ethically in the provision of professional services.
To read the full Code of Ethics, please here>> PACCP Code of Ethics
Our Code of Ethics is reviewed by a panel every five years and was last reviewed and revised in 2013.
PACCP has a process in place for the public and other counselling professionals who see that a PACCP member may be in breach of PACCP’s Code of Ethics. PACCP is committed to excellence in professionalism, competence, respect for clients, a faith perspective, continuing education and adhering to our ethical code of conduct.
If anyone feels that our code has been violated in any way by one of our members, please read through the below three documents and proceed accordingly.