One of our values as an association is Ethical Standards and Accountability through our ethical complaints process which ensures protection to the public, in so far as we are able by law. Our Code of Ethics serves as a guideline and accountability tool for professionals as they serve and minister. Our National Ethics Committee (NEC) provides a process whereby the public may have a complaint of a member counsellor reviewed by a panel of their peers for purposes of ensuring a safe and ethical place for the public to seek help and find clinically excellent Christian counselling and psychotherapy services within Canada.
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.
The 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.
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 a person from the public decides to launch a complaint against a PACCP member, please fill out these forms along with a written statement, and submit it to the PACCP National office for the National Ethics Committee (NEC) to review and investigate.
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Are you wondering what qualification PACCP members have? Visit our FAQ page for the public to see answers to the most frequently asked questions.