Unethical Behavior

Revised:  November 27, 2013

By:   Mentor Research Institute

Psychotherapy, counseling or treatment takes place within a trusted and confidential relationship in which the benefit of the client or patient is of primary importance.  The quality and competence provided to the consumer by a professional is a critical element.  To help guide professionals and consumers, there are ethical principles in which professionals may be required to adhere to as a condition of licensure, a mandate of state law or legal precedent (case law).