a. CMHCs do not condone or engage in discrimination based on ability status, age, culture, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, political beliefs, sexual orientation, relationship status, or socioeconomic status.
b. CMHCs do not condone or engage in sexual harassment.
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c. CMHCs have a responsibility to educate themselves about their own biases toward those of different races, creeds, identities, orientations, cultures, and physical and mental abilities, and then to seek consultation, supervision, and/or counseling in order to prevent those biases from interfering with the counseling process.
Conflict of Interest
a. CMHCs are aware of possible conflicts of interest that may arise among counselors, employers, consultants, and other professionals.
b. CMHCs may choose to consult with any other professionally competent person about a client, assuring that no conflict of interest exists. When conflicts occur, CMHCs clarify the nature of the conflict, inform all parties of the nature of their loyalties and responsibilities, and keep all parties informed of their commitments.