The AAMFT strives to honor the public trust in marriage and family therapists by setting standards for ethical practice as described in this Code. The ethical standards define professional expectations and are enforced by the AAMFT Ethics Committee.
Document intended as a guide to: assist members to make sound ethical decisions; to define ethical behaviors and best practices for Association members; to support the mission of the Association; and to educate members, students and the public at large regarding the ethical standards of mental health counselors.
APA adheres to the American Medical Association’s Principles of Medical Ethics. APA interprets these general guidelines in its annotations and published opinions. The annotations are not absolutes; instead, they are intended to put ethical guidance in the context of psychiatry.
These Best Practice Guidelines are intended to clarify the applicationof the ACA Code of Ethics to the field of group work by defining Group Workers’ responsibility and scope of practice involving those activities,strategies and interventions that are consistent and current witheffective and appropriate professional ethical and community standards.
The code of ethics reflects ideals of the Association for Addiction Professionals and its members, and is designed as a statement of the values of the profession and as a guide for making clinical decisions.
NBCC publishes specific and enforceable ethics policies. The NBCC Code of Ethics is also published in an online version to assist counselors and members of the public. NBCC has also developed specific guidelines regarding the provision of distance professional services.