Article 2 of MACP statute.
Purposes of The Association
a) The Association shall consist mainly of counsellors and its principal purpose is, by its rules, the regulation of relations between Members of The Association and employers or employers’ associations.
b) The Association is independent, non-governmental, non-profit and non-political.
c) The Association shall regulate, protect and improve the conditions under which Members, and those eligible for members, are employed.
d) The Association shall promote the development and advancement of the theory, practice, education and research and scientific study in counselling.
e) The Association commits itself to maintain equality of opportunity and to ensure that there is no discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, gender, appearance, sexual orientation or disability.
f) The purposes for which any property or funds of The Association are authorized to be applied or invested, shall always be in the interest of The Association, its members and as outlined in this statute.
Article 3 of MACP statute.
Aims and Objectives
The aims of The Association are:
a) To recognize the profession on its own merit;
b) To establish and maintain standards and regulations of the profession;
c) To mediate as an official representative with state bodies and other foreign organizations;
d) To consider and deal with any professional concerns that may arise;
e) To maintain a register of members of The Association, which shall be kept at the registered office of The Association. Such register will include particulars as the The Association’s Executive Council (EC) shall determine
f) To set ethical standards for the counselling profession;
g) To advance the professional practice and encourage research and development in the field of counselling;
h) To support publishing of research papers;
i) To co-operate with educational bodies to advance members’ or associate members’ standings;
j) To co-operate with related organizations locally and internationally, according to established
k) To formulate, update, maintain and monitor the practice of its members and the applications of the ethical and professional guidelines of the counselling profession, as consonant with and responsive to the Maltese culture.
l) To safeguard the profession;
m) Anything not provided in this article, as well as the interpretation of the Statute, shall be vested in and decided by the Executive Council. A resolution at a General Meeting, adopted by a two-thirds majority vote, of the number of paid-up members present, shall amend or rescind any such decision and/or interpretation;
n) To acquire and dispose of any property, and to invest in funds of The Association in accordance with the provisions of the Statute.
o) Other aims, which originate from the afore-mentioned aims.