Pastoral Counseling, Spiritual Direction or Guidance

Those providing pastoral counseling, spiritual direction or guidance must respect the rights and advance the welfare of each person.

2.1 Those who are licensed pastoral counselors or certified spiritual directors shall perform duties within the scope of their professional certification and/or licensure.
2.2 Those providing pastoral counseling, spiritual direction or guidance shall not act beyond their competence in counseling situations and shall advise clients to seek other professional assistance when appropriate.
2.3 Those providing pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, or guidance assume the full burden of responsibility for establishing and maintaining clear, appropriate boundaries in all counseling and counseling-related relationships.
2.4 Those providing pastoral counseling, spiritual direction or guidance should evaluate the appropriateness of entering into an ongoing counseling/direction/guidance relationship with someone with whom they have a pre-existing relationship (i.e. employee, professional coll