We are Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the BCCSW. This regulatory body establishes, monitors, and supports standards of practice and a code of ethics. They superintend the practice of social work through entry to practice standards, exams, establishment and reinforcement of regulations, mandatory continuing professional development program and processing complaints against RSW(s).
Membership in BCASW creates a synergy that strengthens the voice of social workers, supports their practice and builds a solid foundation for advocacy and social action. They provide information and support to social workers, leadership in professional and social advocacy and outstanding professional development opportunities.
This association supports Clinical Counsellors in the practice of Contextual Behavioral Therapy such as Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT). It is based on a pragmatic worldview known as functional contextualism. It grows from behavioural analysis in its methodology and assumptions . It Is committed to developing basic behavioural accounts of complex behaviours. It aims to apply these advances in the alleviation human suffering and the advancement of human well-being.
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EMDR Canada is dedicated to establishing, maintaining, and promoting the highest standards of excellence and integrity in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing practice, research and education.
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Ethics are the foundation of our professional practice
1. A social worker shall maintain the best interest of the client as the primary professional obligation.
2. A social worker shall respect the intrinsic worth of the persons she or he serves in her or his professional relationships with them.
3. A social worker shall carry out her or his professional duties and obligations with integrity and objectivity.
4. A social worker shall have and maintain competence in the provision of a social work service to a client.
5. A social worker shall not exploit the relationship with a client for personal benefit, gain or gratification.
6. A social worker shall protect the confidentiality of all professionally acquired information. She or he shall disclose such information only when required or allowed by law to do so, or when clients have consented to disclosure.
7. A social worker who engages in another profession, occupation, affiliation or calling shall not allow these outside interests to affect the social work relationship with the client, professional judgment, independence and/or competence.
8. A social worker shall not provide social work services or otherwise behave in a manner that discredits the profession of social work or diminishes the public’s trust in the profession.
9. A social worker shall promote service, program and agency practices and policies that are consistent with this Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practice of the BC College of Social Workers.
10. A social worker shall promote excellence in her or his profession.
11. A social worker shall advocate change in the best interest of the client, and for the overall benefit of society.