Ethics - General   
Practice Standards - Ethics

Foundations of Professionalism in Polarity Therapy Practice

APTA Code of Ethics

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APTA acknowledges the American Psychological Association for permission to use portions of content and elements of format of the Ethical Principles for Psychologists to develop the American Polarity Therapy Association Code of Professional Ethics; permission was granted by the APA Administrative Officer for Ethics.

This Code of Professional Ethics (Code) is intended to serve polarity practitioners and instructors who are members of the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) in matters of professional conduct. It provides these practitioners and instructors, as well as the general public, a guide for determining the propriety of these professionals’ conduct. The Code applies to all APTA members regardless of their form of practice as administrators, clinical practitioners, student and general members, instructors, or researchers (hereinafter referred to as practitioners).While the statements of ethical principles apply to all APTA members, specific circumstances determine their appropriate application.


The interpretations expressed in this Code are not to be considered all inclusive of situations that could develop under a specific principle of the Code. This Code also is subject to change as the dynamics of professional practice change and as new patterns of educational and therapeutic health care delivery are developed and accepted by the professional community and the public at large. Input related to current interpretations, or situations requiring interpretation, is encouraged from APTA members.

Membership in The American Polarity Therapy Association commits the member to abide by these principles. Polarity practitioners cooperate with the Committee on Professional Ethics and Conduct and the Board of Directors of the American Polarity Therapy Association by responding to inquiries concerning alleged ethical violations in a prompt and thorough manner.


Polarity practitioners respect the dignity and the worth of all individuals and endeavor to promote human rights. They are committed to furthering knowledge of human behavior, to fostering people’s understanding of themselves and others, and to using this knowledge human well-being. While striving for these goals, they conscientiously protect the welfare of their clients, students, and research participants (hereinafter referred to as consumers). They use professional skills only for purposes consistent with these values, and do not knowingly allow their misuse by others. While establishing for themselves freedom of inquiry and communication, polarity practitioners and instructors accept the responsibility engendered by this freedom: competence, diligent and non-prejudicial application of skills, and concern for the best interests of consumers, colleagues, and society at large.

To uphold these ideals, polarity practitioners pledge themselves to the following ethical principles:

  1. Responsibility

  2. Competence

  3. Confidentiality

  4. Consumer Welfare

  5. Moral and Legal Standards

  6. Professional Relationships

  7. Public Statements



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