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Code of Ethics

The Beauty for Ashes (BFA) Code of Ethics contains the statement on faith, professional role and responsibilities of a Certified Professional Mentor and Mental Health Coach, the aspects of the client – Mentor/Coach relationship, and the ethical decision-making process.

First and foremost, the safety of the client is of utmost importance.

The Code of Ethics
 

A. Faith
BFA CPM and MHCs:

  1. consider the Bible to be the final authoritative basis for faith, values and ethics

  2. maintain committed, intimate and dedicated relationship with local body of believers

  3. recognize and uphold inherent God-given worth and dignity of those they serve

  4. maintain Godly standards of personal conduct

B. Professional Role and Responsibilities
BFA CPM and MHCs:

  1. will represent themselves accurately in the interest of the client’s welfare. 

  2. represent their qualifications fairly and accurately, correcting any misunderstandings clients may have about their qualifications

  3. will keep current with emerging knowledge relevant to mental illness and openly share this knowledge with their colleagues

  4. will recognize their boundaries of competence and provide only those services and use only those techniques for which they are qualified by training or experience

  5. should be able to recognize when a situation calls for a response which exceeds what they are able to provide and to assist their clients in obtaining the professional services they need

  6. will never intimidate, threaten, harass, use undue influence, physical force or verbal abuse or make unwarranted promises and benefits to the individuals they serve

  7. will advocate for those they serve that they may make their own decisions in all matters when dealing with mental health professionals

  8. will respect the privacy and confidentiality of those they serve

  9. will be guided by the principle of self-determination for all and help those they serve to achieve their own needs, wants and goals

C. Client – Mentor/Coach Relationships
BFA CPM and MHCs:

  1. will not enter into dual or multiple relationships that conflict with the interest of those they support

  2. will not engage in business, extend or receive loans or receive gifts of significant value from those they serve

  3. are sensitive to human diversity and will not practice, condone, facilitate or collaborate in discrimination of any form

D. Ethical decision-making process followed by BFA CPM and MHCs:

  1. define problem or dilemma

  2. identify potential issues

  3. pray and consult scripture

  4. look at the Code of Ethics for guidance on the matter

  5. consider any applicable laws or regulation

  6. seek consultation from more than one trusted source

  7. brainstorm various possible courses of action

  8. determine consequences of various decisions

  9. decide on what appears to be best course of action

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