Jacquie Cliff’s code of ethics includes:
- To be professional in attitude and conduct, honest, reliable and responsible in relation with clients: to keep agreements and meet appointments on schedule.
- To give no Radix/Counselling sessions whilst under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants.
- To conduct no Radix sessions whilst the client is under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants.
- Not to enter a sexual relationship with and make no sexual advance or proposition to any client during any session and to enter no sexual relation with any client taking ongoing private or group Radix/Counselling work with me.
- To inform clients that they remain responsible for their ongoing decisions in their growth and change including financial, medical and relationship issues.
- To explain finances, treatment and method procedures to the client. To ensure that the client understands and is cognisant at the beginning of work with the fact that the Radix procedure may involve working directly with the body in the form of touch, massage, exercises or movement.
- To respect the concept that the client must be free to reject any Radix/Counselling procedure.
- To terminate services only on just and reasonable grounds and with adequate consideration of the client’s future welfare. The following, in particular are considered just and reasonable grounds.
a) Loss of client’s confidence.
b) Lack of further benefit to the client from continued services.
c) Evidence of conflict of interest between the practitioner and the client or of a situation jeopardising the relationship between the two.
- To notify clients promptly of anticipated terminations or interruptions of service and seek the transfer, referral or continuation of service in relation to the client’s needs and preferences.
- To uphold the highest standards regarding basic human rights. Specifically not to practice, condone, facilitate or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, mental or physical disabilities or any other preference or personal characteristic, condition or status.
(Adapted from the Australian Radix Body Centered Psychotherapy Association (ARBPA) Code of Ethics and Ethics Complaints Procedure manual, 2016)