Values Informing the Ethical Framework
The fundamental values of Play Therapy and Filial Play include a commitment to:
- Respecting human rights and dignity
- Ensuring the integrity of practitioner-client relationships
- Enhancing the quality of professional knowledge and its application
- Enabling children to develop emotionally, socially and academically to their full potential
- Alleviating personal distress and suffering
- Fostering a sense of self that is meaningful to the person(s) concerned
- Increasing personal effectiveness
- Enhancing the quality of relationships between children and children and adults
- Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture
- Promoting the need for the equitable and adequate provision of therapeutic Play Therapy and Filial Play for children
- Consciously applying quality management and clinical governance principles in all therapeutic work
Values inform principles.
They represent an important way of expressing a general ethical commitment that becomes more precisely defined and action-orientated when expressed as a principle.