IAC Executive Council Approves Universal Ethical Principles

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On February 24, the International Association for Counselling Executive Council unanimously approved its Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Professional Counsellors, written by IAC President Bill Borgen and IAC Secretary Nathan Perron.

IAC collaborated with counsellors and counselling associations from every region of the world to create this universal declaration. These principles, which provide a framework of shared human values, underscore the power of professional counselling to improve lives and reduce suffering. While recognizing different approaches to counselling conduct and practice internationally, the principles also provide a non-partisan approach to help legitimize and normalize access to mental health care around the world.