What is PACT?

What is PACT?

The Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT) was formed in 2000 to support and promote the growing number of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists in New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

Membership of PACT has grown steadily and continues to grow with the increased availability of professional training opportunities through PACT accredited providers in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia and Canada.

PACT has stringent membership criteria, which graduates of its accredited trainings fulfil. This means that clients can be confident that a member of PACT is a highly skilled and dedicated practitioner of the biodynamic approach.

PACT undertakes to support its members in their capacity as practitioners to provide:

  • A high level of knowledge and skill
  • A commitment to continue with professional development
  • A commitment to adhere to a professional code of conduct and practice
  • A forum for like-minded Craniosacral Therapists for professional growth and development

PACT also has a commitment to:

  • Enhance awareness of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
  • Support on-going professional development of members
  • Support quality education in the field of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
  • Set standards for Craniosacral Therapists and the practice of Craniosacral Therapy
  • Establish and uphold the Association's Code of Ethics and Practice
  • Provide an information centre from which to disseminate knowlege of Craniosacral Therapy, it's standard of practice, and to provide the names of practicing members to the general and professional public

PACT membership is open to all students and graduates of PACT accredited Biodynamic Craniosacral Training Schools. Graduates from internationally recognised training providers are also considered for membership where courses meet PACT criteria.

Membership with PACT allows for access to professional indemnity insurance through Arthur J Gallagher for New Zealand and Australia

PACT Code of Practice

As a Professional member of the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists, this practitioner will:

  • Put your needs as an individual first - treating everyone equally regarding gender, ethnicity, disability, culture, beliefs, sexuality, lifestyle, age, social status or linguistic ability,
  • Work to foster and maintain trust,
  • Maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries,
  • Listen to you and respect your views,
  • Give you the information you need and ensure that you understand it so you can make informed choices,
  • Respect your right to autonomy,
  • Respect and protect confidential information,
  • Be clear about how and why confidential information may be disclosed elsewhere,
  • Maintain and develop their professional knowledge and skills,
  • Practice within their boundaries of competence,
  • Respond promptly and constructively to concerns, criticisms or complaints,
  • Respect the skills of other health care professionals, and when appropriate will work in co-operation with them
  • Behave professionally at all times, in accordance with the PACT Code of Ethics