code of ethicsThe following Code of Ethics has been adapted from the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians. Graduates from the International Harp Therapy Program adhere to this Code:

  1. Respect: rights of others are respected, including values, attitudes, diversity of cultural traditions, and musical preferences and opinions. Proselytizing any religious beliefs through choice of music or speech during a therapeutic music session is unacceptable and unethical.
  2. Practice: We practice with integrity, honesty, fairness, and respect for others; not engaging in any type of discriminatory or exploitive relationship(s). Any serious ethical violations observed will be reported to the appropriate agency or persons.
  3. Confidentiality: All patient information and records, and all information observed or shared will be held as confidential according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule requirements.
  4. Public Statements: We protect the proprietary interests of patients and professional colleagues.
  5. Self-Interest: We avoid actions, which promote self-interest at the expense of the profession, and we will uphold the standards with honor and dignity.
  6. Corrective Action: We have a disciplinary policy and procedure that is fair to both the practitioner and the program; a grievance procedure is in place.

It is an honor to work with this Code of Ethics on a daily basis.