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Author: Tim Bond
BACP Code: ETHRES
These guidelines aim to promote and inform good research practice. They are applicable to the wide range of different research positions and methodologies that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
The credibility and public standing of counselling and psychotherapy require that practitioners systematically and continually seek to enhance the quality, effects and safety of their practice on well-founded evidence. Public policy and commercial practice have combined to create a strong expectation that all professions undertake research in order to extend, challenge or transform existing knowledge and practice and as a way of demonstrating accountability for their work.
These guidelines are consistent with and should be read alongside the
Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions . As BACP is firmly committed to public safety, these guidelines may be used within the Professional Conduct Procedure to consider issues arising from research undertaken by any of its members. The guidelines are also intended to be of assistance to independent academics and others conducting research in this field.