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Three Guiding Principles
1. Client Self-determination
Mental health clients have the right to explore, with the assistance of a supportive therapist, questions or issues in their lives that may be causing them concern or distress and to participate in the setting of counseling goals that are compatible with their freely chosen personal or religious values.
2. Licensed, Trained and Ethical Therapists
Complicated life questions that are being addressed in a mental health context concerning a client's attractions, values, behavior, and identity require that a counselor or therapist be qualified by demonstrated training and experience to provide effective, ethical, and empathetic treatment.
3. Reliable Research and Viewpoint Diversity in Mental Health
Individuals who seek therapeutic assistance, reflective of the larger society, are sociologically, culturally and politically diverse. To appropriately serve and appreciate clients with differing, yet equally healthy needs requires an equivalently diverse socio-political representation in academic, clinical, research, and professional association leadership in the behavioral sciences.
Our organizational principles and goals are value driven
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