For every mental health clinician, understanding the ethical standards of your own profession is always the appropriate starting point for good ethical practice in any setting.
Confidentiality  and Informed Consent  are among the most complex aspects of clinical practice, because they arise across all areas of professional life, and they have inter-related ethical and legal implications and complications. This section includes documents and summaries about therapists’ ethical obligations regarding confidentiality and informed consent. For reference about these and other aspects of ethical practice, this section also provides links to many clinical Ethics Codes .
A separate section of this website contains Models for Ethical Decision Making .