Our Ethical Codes.
Our practitioners work diligently in providing a safe and secure environment. While we are licensed and certified in different professions, we are each committed to maintaining the highest levels of trust and confidence in our work.
Below are the ethical codes we subscribe to, depending on our professional affiliation. (You may need Adobe Reader.)
The NASW Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers. This Code includes four sections. The first Section, "Preamble," summarizes the social work profession's mission and core values. The second section, "Purpose of the NASW Code of Ethics," provides an overview of the Code's main functions and a brief guide for dealing with ethical issues or dilemmas in social work practice. The third section, "Ethical Principles," presents broad ethical principles, based on social work's core values, that inform social work practice. The final section, "Ethical Standards," includes specific ethical standards to guide social workers' conduct and to provide a basis for adjudication.
Our counselors (LPC) affirm the ACA Code of Ethics: "Professional values are an important way of living out an ethical commitment. The following are core professional values of the counseling profession:
1. enhancing human development throughout the life span; 2. honoring diversity and embracing a multicultural approach in support of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of people within their social and cultural contexts; 3. promoting social justice; 4. safeguarding the integrity of the counselor–client relationship; and 5. practicing in a competent and ethical manner..."
Marriage and Family Therapists' work is informed by the Ethical Code of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.