About our ethics
The EABP is a dynamic organisation that values dignity, ethical practice and transparency, respects diversity and practices inclusiveness.
Ethics refers to the spirit that animates the attitude and behaviour of persons we recognize as Body Psychotherapists.
Over the years EABP has developed, and continues to update the Ethical principles and guidelines for use within the Association.
The members of the EABP, as well as it’s Board of Directors, administration and committees, seek to embody the spirit of the Association’s ethics guidelines in all internal and external dealings.
Each full member who has fulfilled the professional criteria of a European Body Psychotherapist and is an EABP member in good standing agrees to abide by the EABP Ethical principles.
Body Psychotherapists recognise that in all therapy, training, supervision and consultation, they are professionally involved in varying degrees of asymmetrical relationships. They have the primary responsibility for appropriateness of content, context and boundaries. Their actions are therefore governed by their perception of the requirements of the relationship in question. They realise that their goals are influenced both by their overt actions and their state of being.
They accept responsibility for keeping up with new developments in Psychotherapy, for improving and updating their skills and knowledge, for obtaining advice and support from their colleagues and supervisors – and when necessary for seeking therapy themselves to resolve personal problems.
In providing services, body psychotherapists seek to maintain the highest standards of their profession. They accept the responsibility for the consequences of their acts and make every effort to ensure that their services are used appropriately.
The Ethics Committee consists of five people, elected at the General Assembly.
The Chair is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
The committee deals with all matters touching on the ethical code, procedure for complaints, ethical advice and similar professional issues.
It also acts as an information resource to EABP members on ethical issues.