The purpose of this document is to set guidelines and standards for ethically and clinically appropriate treatment In this document, treatment means both psychotherapy and parenting. Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. firmly believes that coercion has no place in the therapeutic milieu that therapist and family create in order to help heal a child with a disorder of attachment.
As a matter of policy and practice, Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. prohibits the use of coercive interventions by parents or therapists. Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. does not condone its members, registered clinicians, or registered agencies using coercive therapies or parenting techniques.
Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. believes a central focus of attachment-focused treatment is to create a developmentally appropriate therapeutic environment for the individual to safely work through and integrate previously unmanageable or traumatic experiences and emotions that interfere with the capacity to develop secure attachment relationships.
Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. opposes coercion in treatment.
Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. opposes abuse in any form at any time.
Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. opposes any intervention or activity that endangers a person’s physical or emotional well-being or that purposely and intentionally seeks to increase a client’s dysregulation.
Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. believes all therapeutic interventions and treatment should be conducted in a respectful manner.
Mr. Ed's Circle of Trust, Inc. believes that all attachment-based treatment should be based on sound theory, research, and principles and that therapists should practice within their competence and training and with appropriate supervision/consultation.