Principle III

Moral and Legal Standards

Analysts become and remain aware of the possible impact of their professional and public behavior not only upon the quality of their work but upon the community’s trust in their profession, and upon the ability of their colleagues to carry out professional activities.

  1. Analysts are aware that personal values affect the conduct of their therapeutic work and their presentation of materials in teaching roles. They should recognize and respect the diverse attitudes which others bring, and remain aware of these when dealing with sensitive topics.
  2. Members are obligated to be in compliance with all relevant state and federal laws. In their professional roles as practitioners, supervisors or instructors, members shall not take any action that violates or diminishes the legal and civil rights of analysands, supervisees, students or colleagues.
  3. Should a member be expelled from an affiliated or other recognized professional association, be delicensed in his or her field or practice, or be charged with or convicted of a criminal offense, the SCEPP may investigate the conduct of the member according to its procedures, provided the NYAAP receives formal notification from a professional body or a complaint is brought by a member of the Association or any other interested person.
  4. A member is required to report expulsion from a professional association or conviction of a criminal offense to the President of the Association who will discuss possible further investigation or action with the NYAAP Executive Committee and the Chair of the SCEPP.
  5. All members have the obligation to cooperate with the Rules and Procedures of the SCEPP in the investigation of a complaint.