Guidelines for Dynamic (PT) PsychoSocialSomatic Therapy Practice

The following guidelines of Group & individual Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic Therapy practice shall serve as models for Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapists' ethical behavior.

 Responsibility to Patient/Client

1. The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist provides services with respect for the dignity and uniqueness of each patient/client as well as the rights and autonomy of the individual patient/client.

1.1 The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall provide the potential group patient/client with information about the nature of Group Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic Therapy and apprise him or her of the risks, rights and obligations as a member of a Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic Therapy group.

1.2 The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall encourage the patient/client's participation in Group Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic Therapy only so long as it is appropriate to the patient/client's needs.

1.3 The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall not practice or condone any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin or physical handicap, except that this guideline shall not prohibit group therapy practice with population specific or problem specific groups.

2. The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist safeguards the patient/client's right to privacy by judiciously protecting information of a confidential nature.

2.1 The group shall agree that the patient/client as well as the Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall protect the identity of its members.

2.2 The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist is knowledgeable about the limits of privileged communication as they apply to individual & group therapy and informs clients of those limits.

2.3 The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall not use identifiable information about his/her clients for teaching purposes, publication or professional presentations unless permission has been obtained and all measures have been taken to preserve patient/client anonymity.

2.4 Except where required by law, the Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall share information about his/her clients with others only after obtaining appropriate patient/client consent. Specific permission must be requested to permit conferring with the referring therapist or with the individual therapist where the patient/client is in conjoint therapy.

2.5 When clinical examination suggests that a patient/client may be dangerous to himself/herself or others, it is the Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist's ethical and legal obligation to take appropriate steps in order to be responsible to society in general, as well as the patient/client.

3. The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist acts to safeguard the patient/client and the public from the incompetent, unethical, illegal practice of any other client/patient, particular in a group therapy situation.

3.1 The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist must be aware of her/his own individual competencies, and when the needs of the patient/client are beyond the competencies of the therapist, consultation must be sought from other qualified professionals or other appropriate sources.

3.2 The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall not use her/his professional relationship to advance personal or business interests.

3.3 Sexual intimacy with patients/clients is unethical.

3.4 The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall protect the patient/client and the public from misinformation and misrepresentation. She/he shall not use false or misleading advertising regarding her/his qualifications or skills as a Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist.

 

Professional Standards - The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall maintain the integrity of the practice of Individual & Group Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic Therapy.

 

1. It is the personal responsibility of the Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist to maintain competence in the practice of Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic Therapy through formal educational activities and informal learning experiences.

2. The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist has a responsibility to contribute to the ongoing development of the body of knowledge pertaining to group therapy whether involved as an investigator, participant or user of research results.

3. The Dynamic PsychoSocialSomatic therapist shall accept the obligation to attempt to inform and alert other therapists who are violating ethical principles or to bring those violations to the attention of appropriate professional authorities.

 

The Following criteria is imperative in order to Promote Group safety, establish and maintain healthy Boundaries both inside and outside of group, to nurture Respect, Compassion & Empathy for our clients. To model and embody the Life Change Health Institute Lifestyle.

 

1. Act in a professional manner at all times, asserting professional boundaries when appropriate.

2. Contact with clients should not be made in any way outside of the two-hour group session; this includes discussions immediately prior to and after group therapy.

3. It is unnecessary and a breech of boundary for any client to have your contact number and for you to have theirs.

4. You must be engaging in conscious eating & conscious relationships.

5. You must be actively engaged in your own therapy, personal development and ongoing learning.

6. Be conscious of transference & countertransference in-group.

7. Be conscious of any emotion in you that may be stirred whilst in-group process.

8. Be conscious of your own posture and body language during group process.

9. Be conscious of Projections & judgments.

10. Professional dialogue to be used at all times with fellow facilitators and clients.

11. You must attend regular supervision and submit the name of your supervisor to Administrator

12. You must provide your own insurance for group facilitation and submit to Administrator

 

 Spiritual Principles - The Sevenfold path To Peace

 

1. PEACE WITH THE BODY: This includes choosing to take responsibility for your own personal health and to improve the ecology of your personal body just as you would care for the planet. Suggestion is exercising aerobically at least three times per week for one-half hour, practicing deep breathing at least once a day with ten cycles of seven-count in and seven-count out deep breath, getting sufficient sleep and relaxation and drinking sufficient pure water.

 

2. PEACE WITH THE MIND: Enhance your own inner peace by learning to meditate or pray, and do it on a daily basis. Enhance peace with the planetary mind by thinking positive thoughts and becoming a living-feeling prayer of peace, love, and compassion. Enhance peace with the cosmic mind by trying to begin each thought, word, and action with love, compassion and peace.

 

3. PEACE WITH THE FAMILY: Practice Forgiveness in your heart. Forgiveness ends the negative memory and dispels the energy of conflict. Forgiveness is the blessing of living peace. The power of becoming a feeling prayer of peace is that it allows us to activate the hologram of peace that exists somewhere in every person and in every family, tribe and culture.

 

4. PEACE WITH THE COMMUNITY: Make a point to volunteer or contribute to humanitarian causes and organizations.

 

5. PEACE WITH ALL CULTURES: Participate in art, music, drama, Dance or other cultural events that inspire and connect you with the eternal values of love, peace, beauty, truth, and the Divine in all.

 

6. PEACE WITH THE ECOLOGY: Become conscious of the ways in which you participate in a global system that draws from natural resources.

 

7. PEACE WITH THE DIVINE: Find your own personal way to connect with the Divine every day. Allow yourself to express in the world as the living will and flow of the Divine. Live in Tantra.