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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 :

Counselors:
“ACA Code of Ethics” (NEW – 2014)
http://www.counseling.org/docs/ethics/2014-aca-code-of-ethics.pdf?sfvrsn=4

Nurses:
“ANA Code of Ethics For Nurses, with Interpretive Statements”
http://www.ana.org/ethics/ecode.htm
(this is readable online, but not printable)

Psychiatrists:
“Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry”
http://www.psychiatry.org/practice/ethics

Psycholologists:
“APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct”
http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx

Social Workers:
1. “NASW Code of Ethics”
http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp

2. “Clinical Social Work Federation Code of Ethics”
http://www.cswf.org/www/ethframe.htm

Other Professional Guidelines for Sub-Specialties

Employee Assistance Professionals: EAPA Code of Ethics
http://broward.org/HumanResources/Documents/codeofethics0106.pdf

Forensic Psychiatrists: AAPL Ethical Guidelines for Practice
http://www.aapl.org/ethics.htm

Forensic Psychologists: Specialty Guidelines
https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/forensic-psychology.aspx

Group Therapists: AGPA & NRGCP Guidelines for Ethics
http://agpa.org/home/practice-resources/practice-guidelines-for-group-psychotherapy

Marriage & Family Therapists: AAMFT Code of Ethics
https://www.aamft.org/imis15/content/legal_ethics/code_of_ethics.aspx

Pastoral Counselors: AAPC Code of Ethics
http://www.aapc.org/about-us/code-of-ethics/

Psychiatric Nurses: APNA (Amer. Psych. Nurses Assn.) Position Papers
http://www.apna.org/resources/positionpapers.html

Psychoanalysts: Amer. Psychoan. Assn. Principles & Standards of Ethics
http://www.apsa.org/About_APsaA/Ethics_Code.aspx

Psychologists: APA (American Psychological Association) Guidelines
http://www.centerforethicalpractice.org/PsychologyGuidelines.htm

Psychologists (Clinical & School):
Code of Professional Responsibility in Educational Measurement
http://ncme.org/resource-center/code-of-professional-responsibilities-in-educational-measurement/

School Counselors
http://asca2.timberlakepublishing.com/files/EthicalStandards2010.pdf

School Psychologists:
NASP Principles for Professional Ethics
http://www.nasponline.org/standards/2010standards/1_%20Ethical%20Principles.pdf

School Social Workers
http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp

Substance Abuse: NAADAC (Nat’l Assn. Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors) Standards
http://naadac.org/codeofethics_1

Interpreters for the Deaf:
“Code of Professional Conduct”
http://www.rid.org/UserFiles/File/pdfs/codeofethics.pdf

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