Ethical Framework

Ethical Framework for Good Practice
in Counselling & Psychotherapy

This Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy
is published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy,
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© British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013.
First published 1 April 2002.
Revised edition published 1 April 2007.
Revised edition published 1 January 2009. Revised edition published 1 February 2010. Revised edition published 21 January 2013.

The original and revised versions of the Ethical Framework have been written by
Professor Tim Bond and the Professional Conduct Procedures by Gráinne Griffin with the assistance of the people listed below.

The Ethics for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Guidance on Good Practice in
Counselling and Psychotherapy was steered by the Unified Code Working Party of BACP:
Professor Tim Bond (Convenor), Roger Casemore, Alan Jamieson, Susie Lendrum, Val Potter.

The Professional Conduct Procedure and Heads of Complaint were written by Gráinne Griffin in consultation with Professor Tim Bond, Alan Jamieson and John O'Dowd.

An independent panel of consultants reviewed the original version including:
Professor Brenda Almond, Professor Richard Ashcroft, Professor Alastair Campbell, Roger Casemore and Julie Stone.

This publication is copyright under the Berne Convention and the Universal Copyright
Convention. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be produced or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, without
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