Ethical Standards

The Code of Ethics of Somatic Psychotherapy Australia reflects the values and principles that are integral to the practice of psychotherapy. This code outlines guidelines that establish minimum standards of ethical practice and conduct for trainees, psychotherapists and supervisors.  In their professional capacity all members of Somatic Psychotherapy Australia are required to abide by this code.

If a member’s behaviour or action is not outlined in this Code then the general intent and principles will apply.  Upon becoming members and upon renewal of their membership, members of Somatic Psychotherapy Australia make a commitment to, and as required by this Code, are called upon to account for their practice in the event of complaints or investigation regarding unethical conduct.

If you would like to make a complaint please see the guidelines for doing so at section 5.1 (Professional Conduct) of the attached Ethics Document. If you would like to make an inquiry about any other issue, please contact us.

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