Ethical Framework - Fundamentals
In the framework the term 'practitioner' is used generically to refer to anyone with responsibility for the provision of therapeutic play, play therapy and creative arts therapies for children and adolescents - persons under the age of 16. 'Practitioner' includes anyone undertaking the role(s) of therapist, counsellor, psychotherapist, trainer, educator, supervisor, researcher, provider of counselling skills or manager of any of these services. The term 'client' is used as a generic term to refer to the recipient of any of these services. The client may be an individual child, couple, family, group, organisation or other specifiable social unit. Alternative names may be substituted for 'practitioner' and 'client' in the practice setting, according to custom and context.
The framework reflects this ethical diversity by considering:
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