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Ethical Information

Ethics Codes of the Major Mental Health Professions

Below are links to Ethics Codes of the major mental health professions, followed by links to ethical guidelines for sub-specialties, and then a link to the Code of Professional Conduct for Interpreters for the Deaf :

“ACA Code of Ethics” (NEW – 2014)

“ANA Code of Ethics For Nurses, with Interpretive Statements”
(this is readable online, but not printable)

“Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry”

“APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct”

Social Workers:
1. “NASW Code of Ethics”

2. “Clinical Social Work Federation Code of Ethics”

Other Professional Guidelines for Sub-Specialties

Employee Assistance Professionals: EAPA Code of Ethics

Forensic Psychiatrists: AAPL Ethical Guidelines for Practice

Forensic Psychologists: Specialty Guidelines

Group Therapists: AGPA & NRGCP Guidelines for Ethics

Marriage & Family Therapists: AAMFT Code of Ethics

Pastoral Counselors: AAPC Code of Ethics

Psychiatric Nurses: APNA (Amer. Psych. Nurses Assn.) Position Papers

Psychoanalysts: Amer. Psychoan. Assn. Principles & Standards of Ethics

Psychologists: APA (American Psychological Association) Guidelines

Psychologists (Clinical & School):
Code of Professional Responsibility in Educational Measurement

School Counselors

School Psychologists:
NASP Principles for Professional Ethics

School Social Workers

Substance Abuse: NAADAC (Nat’l Assn. Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors) Standards

Interpreters for the Deaf:
“Code of Professional Conduct”

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