PROFESSIONAL CODE OF ETHICS
As a certified, registered, and insured practice, we pledge our commitment to the highest principles of professionalism as outlined in the below Code of Ethics.
Commitment to Do No Harm
We will conduct a thorough health history intake process for each client and evaluate the health history to rule out contraindications or determine appropriate session adaptations. If we see signs of, or suspect, an undiagnosed condition that sound therapy may be inappropriate for, we will refer that client to a physician or other qualified healthcare professional and delay the session until approval from the physician has been granted. We understand the importance of therapeutic intent and will conduct sessions with the sole objective of benefitting the client.
Commitment to High-Quality Care
We will serve the best interests of our clients at all times and provide the highest quality of integrative support and service possible. We recognize that the obligation for building and maintaining an effective, healthy, and safe therapeutic relationship with our clients is our responsibility.
Commitment to Honest Representation of Qualifications
We will not work outside the commonly accepted scope of practice for sound therapy and Usui Reiki professionals. We will adhere to our state's scope of practice guidelines (when applicable). We will only provide integrative modality sessions for which we are fully trained and hold credible credentials. We will carefully evaluate the needs of each client and refer the client to another practitioner if the client requires support beyond our capabilities, or beyond the capacity of sound therapy and Usui Reiki. We will not use the trademarks and symbols associated with a particular system or group without authentic affiliation. We will refrain from exaggerating the benefits of sound therapy and Usui Reiki throughout our marketing.
Commitment to Uphold the Inherent Worth of All Individuals
We will demonstrate compassion, respect, and tolerance for others. We will seek to decrease discrimination, misunderstandings, and prejudice. We understand there are situations when it is appropriate to decline service to a client because it is in the best interests of a client's health, or for our personal safety, but we will not refuse service to any client based on disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, physical build, or sexual orientation; religious, national, or political affiliation; social or economic status.
Commitment to Respect Client Dignity and Basic Rights
We will demonstrate our respect for the dignity and rights of all individuals by providing a clean, comfortable, and safe environment for sessions, giving clients recourse in the event of dissatisfaction with services, and upholding the integrity of the therapeutic relationship.
Commitment to Informed Consent
We will recognize a client's right to determine what happens to his/her/their body. We understand that a client may suffer emotional harm if a practitioner fails to listen to the client and imposes his or her own beliefs on a situation. We will fully inform our clients of choices relating to their care, and disclose policies and limitations that may affect their care. We will not provide services without obtaining a client's informed consent (or that of the guardian or advocate for the client).
Commitment to Confidentiality
We will keep client communication and information confidential and will not share client information without the client's written consent, within the limits of the law. We will ensure every effort is made to respect a client's right to privacy and provide an environment where personal health-related details cannot be overheard or seen by others.
Commitment to Personal and Professional Boundaries
We will refrain from and prevent behaviors that may be considered sexual in our practice and uphold the highest professional standards in order to desexualize client work. We will not allow any level of sexual impropriety (behavior or language) from our clients or ourselves.
Commitment to Honesty in Business
We will follow good business practices with regard to record-keeping, regulation compliance, and tax law. We will set fair fees and practice honesty throughout our marketing materials. We will not accept gifts, compensation, or other benefits intended to influence a decision related to a client.
Commitment to Professionalism
We will maintain clear and honest communication with clients and colleagues. We will project a professional image with respect to our behavior and personal appearance in keeping with the highest standards of professionalism. We will not actively seek to take someone else's clients, disrespect a client or colleague, or willingly malign another therapist or other allied professional. We will actively strive to positively promote sound therapy and Usui Reiki practices by committing to self-development and continually building our professional skills.