ANZAP provides training in a contemporary model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

ANZAP Code of Ethics

ANZAP cultivates and maintains the highest ethical standards. Our values are respect for clients and colleagues and conducting ourselves with integrity


1.1   The Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP), seeks to cultivate and maintain the highest ethical standards. The Code of Ethics serves as a statement of those standards and as the means of communicating them to our membership and the community. The Code of Ethics reflects the values and principles that are integral to psychotherapists, psychotherapy organisations and the practice of psychotherapy. The Code outlines guidelines that establish minimum standards of ethical practice and conduct for psychotherapists, supervisors and trainers within ANZAP, and for ANZAP as an organisation.

1.2   As an organisation, ANZAP aims to institute a professional structure that both protects and supports clients using the clinical services of its members and also the members themselves; actively protecting the integrity of relations with members, and promoting professional development and best practice.

1.3   Through its Constitution and policies, ANZAP seeks to ensure the highest standard of governance, ethical guidelines for members and protections and standards of service for the clients of its members.

1.4   ANZAP strongly upholds the Code of Ethics and expects all members to adhere to it consistently from the commencement of their training and throughout their membership of the Association. The Code applies to every member, regardless of the type of membership or their role.

1.5   Commitment to the Code of Ethics includes agreement by members to comply with the procedures for investigation into ethical complaints, including cooperation with investigations of complaints against themselves or other psychotherapists.  Members who breach the Code of Ethics may be subject to complaints procedures and disciplinary action, including expulsion from ANZAP.

1.6   This Code of Ethics will continually be informed by new information and experience and will be formally reviewed and revised regularly as necessary for the ongoing development and growth of the organisation.

1.7   In addition to this Code, the Ethics Committee of ANZAP may from time-to-time issue additional guidelines to expand on or explain this Code in relation to particular situations or issues. Such guidelines shall be taken as adding to this Code and have the same standing as the Code itself.

Current Code – Applicable from 30 November 2014

The “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct” is available for download.

Previous Codes

Previous codes of ethics are available for reference.

August 2013 – November 2014

Download “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct – 2013”

July 2012 – July 2013

Download “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct – 2012”

July 2001 - July 2012

Download “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct – 2001” 



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Key Contact: Anne Malecki. 
Ph: (02) 8004 9873 from Australia
Ph: (04) 887 0300 Toll free from New Zealand
Fax: (02) 9012 0546
Email: info@anzap.com.au

First Point of Contact

Anne Malecki is responsible for the ANZAP Secretariat. She is the first point of contact for all matters. 

Telephone: AUS (02) 8004 9873

Email: info@anzap.com.au


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