CODE OF ETHICS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ESTONIAN PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS
Approved by the decision of the general meeting on 03.11.2022

1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1 This code of ethics brings together the ethical requirements and good practices of constables.
1.2 The Code of Ethics applies to the members of the Estonian Professional Architects Association (hereinafter EPKA). Becoming a member means taking responsibility for following the ethical principles described.
1.3 EPKA member provides service to customers regardless of the customer’s self-definition or chosen lifestyle. If the EPKA member cannot provide the service for any reason, he must inform the customer about other possibilities of receiving the service.

2 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2.1 EPKA member actively takes care of maintaining and improving his professional qualification.
2.2 EPKA member continuously improves the competence necessary for professional work, especially by participating in trainings and courses and continuously developing the field of system practice; he keeps abreast of the latest developments and research.
2.3 EPKA member maintains professionalism through continuous development and self-analysis in supervision, covision and/or intervision.

3 PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES
3.1 EPKA member works with care and responsibility. He knows and feels his professional limits and competences and provides only those services for which he has professional competence.
3.2 The EPKA member provides correct information about his/her competence, qualification, training and experience.
3.3 EPKA member who has not completed constable training (diploma) is obliged to inform clients and group members about how many years he has been in training or how many modules have been completed.
3.4 The EPKA member does not diagnose, but recognizes the main mental and personality disorders and considers the client’s mental health in his work. A member of EPKA does not give recommendations that are outside the limits of his competence.
3.5 The EPKA member avoids directiveness and manipulation in his work and considers the client’s well-being without harming him with his own visions or perceptions.
3.6 EPKA member is responsible for his physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual condition.
3.7 EPKA member ensures a healthy and safe mental atmosphere in his work with clients and group members.

4 CONFIDENTIALITY
4.1 EPKA member must follow the principle of confidentiality and personal data protection requirements, respect the private life and privacy of clients, not disclose information entrusted to him to third parties and not give a moral assessment of the client’s actions and feelings.
4.2 The EPKA member explains the principles of confidentiality and non-judgemental communication to the group participants.
4.3 Information about customers may be used in media, training and professional activities only with their written consent or with guaranteed anonymity.

5 CODE OF ETHICS RELATING TO THE CLIENT OR CLIENTS
5.1 EPKA member creates a reliable, safe and only professional relationship with the client. He must not use the relationship with the client selfishly to promote his personal, sexual, religious, political or other interests.
5.2 The EPKA member does not make promises in case of unrealistic expectations of the client regarding the performance of the constellation work.
5.3 The EPKA member clearly and comprehensibly agrees on the participation, price and payment of the client and/or group member(s) before the constellation work begins.
5.4 The EPKA member has the right to refuse to do work based on his own competence, willingness, conviction and intuition based on the client relationship.
5.5 The EPKA member respects the client’s rights and choices and consults with him before publishing the information obtained during the work in the group, especially if it is of an intimate nature.

6 CODE OF ETHICS RELATING TO OTHER CONSULTANTS, ASSOCIATION AND OFFICIALS
6.1 EPKA members treat their colleagues with respect. He avoids public and private disparaging remarks about other constables, leaders/leaders, scientists (and other persons).
6.2 The EPKA member respects the contribution of those specialists who entered the system earlier, following the principle of hierarchy and systemic order. He respects the resources gathered to create the system.
6.3 EPKA member cooperates with specialists in similar fields if necessary.

7 OBLIGATIONS
7.1 It is the duty of an EPKA member to follow and protect the principles of the code of ethics. If someone suspects that a member of the association violates the code of ethics, he draws attention to it and, if necessary, informs the ethics committee.