EATA Ethical Code:

Ethics code updated – February 13th 2012


  • The EATA Ethical Code is intended to act as a guideline for national organisations affiliated to EATA and for each EATA member.
  • It is intended to help EATA members working in psychotherapy, counselling, organisational and educational fields to act ethically
  • Each national association has the task of applying it coherently to the deontological national code
  • Furthermore, this Code informs the public about what behaviour they can expect in these contexts from members of this Association.
  • National organisations, affiliated to EATA, assume the EATA ethical code and use it as a frame of reference to analyse specific situations for its members. Each EATA member needs to conform to it in his or her practice. If this is not the case, the National Associations will formulate sanctions

This Code is in three sections

The official language of EATA is English… therefore the English version is the officially recognised version.

  • Section 1 is an introduction to the Code pointing out the basic perspective about Ethics
  • Section 2 is the core of the Code and explains the definition of fundamental values and related ethical principles
  • Section 3: This short section is designed to be a bridge to ethical practice.

EATA Ethical Code:Ethics code updated – February 13th 2012

This is the official English version of the code of ethics

Romanian version of the 2012 EATA code of ethics: Codul de Etica EATA 2012_Romana