Eight Foundational Principles to guide Christian counselors and caregivers:
  • Compassion in Christian Counseling – Represents a Call to Servanthood

  • Competence in Christian Counseling – Represents a Call to Excellence

  • Consent in Christian Counseling – Represents a Call to Integrity

  • Confidentiality in Christian Counseling – Represents a Call to Trustworthiness

  • Cultural Regard in Christian Counseling – Represents a Call to Dignity

  • Case Management in Christian Counseling – Represents a Call to Soundness

  • Collegiality in Christian Counseling – Represents a Call to Relationship

  • Community Presence in Christian Counseling – Represents a Call to Humility

"Current ethics codes from the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), were examined to compare and contrast and help ensure that relevant parameters were appropriately addressed.

​Members of the AACC, as well as Christian counselors everywhere (both nationally and internationally) are invited to adopt this Code of Ethics in their work as Christian mental health practitioners, lay and pastoral counselors, ministers and chaplains, and caregivers and helpers."

You can read the full 65 page AACC Code of Ethics document here.