Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice
In order to protect the public and practitioners in the practice of Repatterning, the RPA has developed this Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice. All our Repatterning Practitioners have signed and are committed to adhering to this Code of Ethics. For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Practitioners demonstrate levels of competency as certified practitioner* as established and defined by the Certification Board.
- Maintain and develop the necessary knowledge and skills required to continue to practice competently, as defined by the Certification Board’s requirements for continuing education.
- Use only those Repatterning techniques for which they are qualified by education, training, and certification.
- Use sound judgment in providing professional services within our scope of practice.
Integrity and Honesty:
- Respect the diversity, fundamental rights, dignity, and worth of all people, and thus treat all clients equally and without prejudice.
- Use only legal and ethical business practices.
- Disclose any conflict of interest.
- Maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries with clients and members of the RPA community. These boundaries are discussed in greater detail within the Standard of Practice.
- Maintain compliance with your own county's, state's, and country's laws and regulations. For practitioners who do not have a license in another field, it is important to be aware of laws that regulate such issues as touching your client as this may be prohibited in some regions. For practitioners who do hold a license in another field (MD, DO, LCSW, LMHC, ARNP, RN, etc.), maintain compliance with the law relative to the license(s) one holds.
- Respect and abide by U.S. copyright law that apply to the intellectual and written property of others including but not limited to the Repatterning Practitioners Association
- Conduct oneself with honor and dignity, honesty and fairness.
- Honor the need for self care and maintain consistent awareness, personal, and relationship coherence, by applying the process to oneself.
- Treat all clients and members with the utmost compassion, respect and regard for their needs.
- Uphold standards of conduct in a way that will promote the public’s trust in the Repatterning process, and the organization (RPA) the practitioner represents.
- Clearly state to clients and in advertising materials, web sites, etc. one’s designation as “student” or “certified practitioner” as defined by the RPA.
- Refrain from making any claims of diagnosis, treatment or cure using Repatterning process and modalities.
*See end of Standard of Practice for definition of “certified practitioner”.
Standard of Practice
Scope of Practice:
- Practitioners perform Repatterning sessions consistent with their level of training.
- Student practitioners disclose to clients that they are students.
- Certified practitioners may use any modalities or systems (such as polarity therapy) to the degree that such is an integral part of Repatterning.
- Situations may arise in which a client may need more specialized care that falls outside the practitioner’s scope of practice. Most Repatterning Practitioners are not physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, chiropractors, nutritionists, physical therapists, etc. If we become aware of a serious circumstance we may suggest that a client receive care from one or more such professionals and support the client in doing so. The practitioner may choose to refrain from providing sessions until such time as a client has received specific professional care.
- Repatterning is not used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.
- It is outside the scope of practice of any Repatterning practitioner to advise any client to alter dosage or start or stop taking any prescribed medication, except where one has a legal license to do so.
- A practitioner shall not prescribe nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, or exercise regimens. Only in cases where a practitioner has received professional training in these areas can it be considered within one’s scope of practice. In the case where a modality or positive action comes up related to the need for such therapies, the client will be advised to seek out a professional trained in that area.
- Practitioners are regarded by clients as being in a position of power. Be aware that clients may be unusually susceptible to your opinions, influence and suggestions, thus caution must be exercised when selling any products especially within the context of a Repatterning session. A printed list of disclosures (companies and financial affiliations) should be provided to all clients so that any conflicts of interest are clear.
- Protect the privacy of clients.
- Do not reveal to any third party, without the client’s written consent, any personal information about the client’s sessions or affairs, or even the fact that they are a client.
- Receive written consent from the client prior to discussing the details of a session with another practitioner or other professional. If such a situation arises where a session needs to be discussed with another professional that is known to the client (ie, the client’s doctor or therapist), the session may be discussed provided the practitioner has obtained written consent. Personally identifiable information** should be limited to only that which is necessary to the exchange.
*For definition of “personally identifiable information” please see the end of this document.*
- Maintenance the client’s privacy when exchanging information including and not limited to removing all personal information relating to the client from any documents being shared with another professional. In such cases, the other professional reviewing any documents must adhere to the same high level of confidentiality and privacy as the Repatterning practitioner.
- Session information may be shared with other Repatterning professionals for educational purposes provided all personally identifiable information has been removed from any verbal or written discussion of a particular session.
- Adhere to the sound practice of Repatterning as a method for obtaining higher positive frequencies.
- Give credit to those whose theories, methods, research and other contributions are being used.
Practitioners Working with Children:
- Practitioners must establish clear, appropriate, and culturally sensitive boundaries with regard to physical touch, being sensitive to the possibility of psychological harm.
- For the purposes of muscle checking, and with the client’s express permission, the client’s arm will be touched with a light touch to check for resonance and occasionally an umbilical check will be made by the practitioner holding one hand a few inches above the belly button and the other hand on the client’s arm for a few seconds.
- If touch is needed as a modality, it may only be used with the client’s permission.
- Any touch used with Repatterning is performed with the client fully clothed. The belly button does not need to be exposed, to perform an umbilical muscle check. Any practice wherein the client is unclothed is in no way related to or a part of Repatterning.
- A consent form allowing the client the choice of whether to be touched or not will be provided at the initial meeting, or anytime thereafter at the client’s request.
- While working with clients over the phone or by proxy, it is important to explain the nature of this type of session. Practitioners should have the client sign a consent form (this form may be electronic or via fax and will explain the nature of this type of session - the practitioner does a self muscle check on behalf of the client).
- Parents and/or legal guardians, and the child must give consent for sessions held for children under the age of 18 years old.
- The child must be given a choice of whether he/she wishes to participate.
- Fees structure may vary depending on circumstances such as location, areas of practice, expertise and experience and are set individually by each practitioner.
- Fees will be disclosed in advance or at the initial client meeting along with a description of services provided.
* An RPA “certified” Repatterning practitioner has completed his or her course of study, has been observed by and is certified by the professional non-profit 501 C 6 Trade Association (the Repatterning Practitioners Association) to have demonstrated competence in their practice of Repatterning and maintains his or her certification annually as required by fulfilling Continuing Education Requirements. For more information on the specific competencies demonstrated and continuing education requirements please see the Certification Manual.
** Personally identifiable information is defined as any information contained in the client's record that may point to the identity of the client. This may include but is not limited to name, address, date of birth, social security number, phone number, pictures of the client, etc.