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CODE OF ETHICS
OREGON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
This code constitutes the required professional conduct of licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and registered interns.  Its goal is the welfare and protection of the individuals and groups with whom counselors and therapists work  
 
Below are excerpts from the Code of Ethics.  Administrative rule OAR 833-100 contains the complete Code.

Responsibility to the Client
  • A licensee's primary professional responsibility is to the client.
  • A licensee makes every reasonable effort to advance the welfare and best interests of  all clients for whom the licensee provides professional services.
  • A licensee´s primary professional responsibility is to the client.
  • A licensee must make every reasonable effort to advance the welfare and best interests of families and individuals.
  • A licensee must respect the rights of those persons seeking assistance and make reasonable efforts to ensure that the licensee´s services are used appropriately.

Client Welfare
Licensees strive to benefit those with whom they work and take care to do no harm.  In their professional actions, licensees seek to safeguard the welfare and rights of those with whom they interact professionally and other affected persons and hold the welfare and interests of clients as primary.

Integrity
A licensee acts in accordance with the highest standards of professional integrity and competence. A licensee is honest dealing with clients, students, trainees, colleagues, and others.

Confidentiality
A licensee holds in confidence all information obtained in the course of providing professional services, within the limits of the setting, such as a public agency. A licensee safeguards client confidences as required by rule or law.
 

Conduct and Competence
A licensee accepts the obligation to conform to high standards of conduct in the capacity of a counseling professional.  The private conduct of a licensee is a personal matter to the degree that it does not compromise the fulfillment of professional responsibilities. A licensee will respect the traditions of the profession and refrain from conduct that would discredit the profession.

Assessment, Measurement, Research and Consulting
Licensees who conduct professional services related to counseling do so with regard to high ethical standards and do so with the welfare of participants of primary importance.  Those services include research, consulting, and providing assessments