The practice of Body Psychoanalysis is subject to a code of practice.
Code of practice
- Body Psychoanalysis has no therapeutical aim.
- It aims at a better understanding of oneself and one's past. It does not replace a therapy.
- Body Psychoanalysis does not treat any sort of disease or condition whatsoever.
- Body Psychoanalysis allows one to re-experience key events from the past, in order to better live in the present.
- It aims for the reconciliation with oneself and one's family.
- The Body Psychoanalyst is forbidden to act against the law or in a manner that would infringe on an individual's right to autonomy.
- The Body Psychoanalyst is forbidden to partake in any form of sexual relationship with their clients.
- The Body Psychoanalyst is sworn to secrecy regarding everything that is confided to them whilst practicing.
- The plan of management for the psychoanalytic path is agreed upfront, between the client/patient and the body psychoanalyst.
- Any Body Psychoanalyst affiliated to the Institut Français de Psychanalyse Corporelle (I.F.P.C) must have completed his/her own Body Psychoanalysis.
- Any Body Psychoanalyst approved by the I.F.P.C to conduct body psychoanalysis sessions has completed the full tuition, passed the final exam and has chosen a mentor from amongst his/her qualified peers at least during three years.
- Any Body Psychoanalyst approved by the I.F.P.C keeps on perfecting his/her professional skills and his/her theoretical and practical knowledge as part of the continuing training given by the I.F.P.C.
- The practice of Body Psychoanalysis is governed by the Ethical College of I.F.P.C, which regulates the practice of body psychoanalysis.
- Any breach to its fundamental principles will result in the BP being struck off.
- The Body Psychoanalyst commits him/herself to abide to this code of conduct and fully recognises the authority of the Ethical College of I.F.P.C.