Code of Ethics

We see the management of the ethical dimension of integrative coach-therapy practice as central to practitioners’ responsibilities, and members should be able to account for the decisions they make. AICTP endorses the Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists developed by the International Union of Psychological Science.

Please click on the following link to see the full version of this Universal Code of ethics.

Universal declaration of ethical principles

Currently, we are working on developing ethical guidelines that will focus specifically on the kind of issues faced by practitioners who combine coaching and therapy.

We expect our members to adopt these principles as an underpinning for integrative coach-therapy practice. When faced with an ethical dilemma, members should consider their options for resolution in the light of these principles.

The dimensions of client autonomy and client vulnerability need to be carefully considered and balanced in reaching decisions about ethical issues. Client autonomy should be promoted in integrative coach-therapy practice, but any vulnerability needs to be taken into account in determining appropriate courses of action.