If the Auditors unite as a group and publish their standards and practices that will be a good start and the public will be able to comment on them.
IN THE MEANTIME, I believe each auditor INDIVIDUALLY has this responsibility and I see nothing wrong with my bringing it up here.
The fact that these auditors probably don't have formal mental health training only MAGNIFIES the out point.
Here are some relevant statements of standards and practices of the Association of Professional Independent Scientologists, (formerly IFA. See History) by Michael Moore, President APIS:
Michael Moore said:Goals of the Association of Professional Independent Scientologists
The Association of Professional Independent Scientologists (APIS) was started with certain goals in mind. These have not changed and are still the goals of APIS.
They should be more broadly known and have therefore been posted below.
1. The preservation and protection of the original applied philosophy of Scientology and Dianetics as issued by L. Ron Hubbard so it is always available worldwide
2. The applied philosophy of L. Ron Hubbard exported to the world and being applied standardly and without alteration, dilution or changed in anyway but exactly as Lafayette Ron Hubbard issued it.
Association of Professional Independent Scientologists
From The History of the APIS
Michael Moore said:Purposes
APIS has a number of purposes outlined. These purposes indicate the direction APIS is travelling.
The 3 Prime Purposes are:
Preserve the exact technology and original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard for future use so it is available for all mankind.
Protect the exact technology and original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard so it is not altered, diluted or changed in anyway but remains exactly as Lafayette Ron Hubbard issued it.
Promote the exact technology and original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard so it may be known by all mankind.
From The Constitution of the APIS:
Michael Moore said:Part 3. Membership Responsibilities
a. Accredited members are listed members that have applied for and been accepted as members of the association.
b. Membership accreditation is contingent on:
i) Full payment of the membership fee.
ii) That the member agrees to the purposes and constitution of the Association.
iii) That the member agrees to follow the Terms & Conditions of membership.
iv) That the member agrees they will not disparage the association, Lafayette Ron Hubbard or his technology and applied workable philosophy in any way.
v) That the member will not alter or change in anyway the technology or workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard and call the result Lafayette Ron Hubbard's technology & workable philosophy.
vi) That the member will not lie or falsify or give false testimony to the APIS with regard to his or her case and training level or affiliations.
vii) That the member is not a member of any group opposed to the APIS or any group attempting to disparage, unmock or destroy the APIS at the time of the prospective members application or during the tenure of membership.
i. Upon receipt of accreditation, the member will be placed on the listed auditors section of APIS web site with the name, email address and any other contact information including the country and region operating as given for that purpose by the auditor for contact purposes.
j. Accredited members will have the following responsibilities:
1. Members will conduct their business operations in a manner consistent with the constitution of the APIS.
2. Not honesty alone, but the punctilio* of an honor the most sensitive should be the standard of behavior for accredited members with regard to their relations with the general public. The application of appropriate codes of conduct, such as the auditor's code for example, is the expected standard of professionalism of a member.
3. If applicable, members will abide by the APIS binding dispute resolution contract that they may willingly enter into with their clients.
From an Indie Facebook document dated 26 October 2012 previously leaked to ESMB:
Michael Moore said:From various posts I have just read on Inde Scientologist it seems to me that some people still have a gross misunderstanding of what APIS (formerly IFA) is and does.
APIS is a legally registered not for profit association in the state of Delaware, USA. It was set up for the express purposes of ensuring the survival of the philosophy and technology as original issued by LRH.
It is not a war vehicle and is not here to oppterm against David Miscavige or the Church of Scientology International. APIS has been in existence for ten years and has already run the gauntlet of concerted attacks by Miscavige and his OSA minions even at my front door and at my then job, long before many of the people currently on Inde Scientologist, or indeed the group itself, have been in the field, and has come out the other side stronger and bigger than ever before. All were effectively handled and we grew stronger and expanded as a result.
“EVERY TIME YOU CLOSE TERMINALS WITH ENTHETA, YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO DUPLICATE – WHAT? ENTHETA.”
“WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN ENTHETA LINE?
DON’T EVEN BOTHER TO CUT.”
We have found by experience that what LRH says in the above quote is spot on and have made great strides by following that principle.
APIS is not here for the purpose of attacking Miscavige, although we have a 10 year history of accurately pointing out his deficiencies and gross overts.
LRH and experience has taught us that the best activity we can perform is to promote the hell out of the technology of LRH. To work to expand scientology so more people can be educated into life and move up the bridge. It is not here to form an army to ‘bring down’ Miscavige. Miscavige is his own worse enemy and by the very basic principles of life, will eventually bring himself down. He needs no help from us.
With entheta the trick is not to contribute to the entheta by action or agreement, but to out perform it with theta. Creating more auditors, more supervisors, more groups that actually clear people and make OTs. That is the best attack on entheta one can make.
That is what APIS is about and has been about since its inception.
I hope this clears up any misconceptions that may abound.
Steve Hall - Michael Moore.docx
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