Psychologists who practice psychotherapy regularly face a variety of issues that have no clear-cut answers. The Ethical Standards and Code of Conduct published by the American Psychological Association (APA; see http://www.apa.org/ethics) provides them with guidance in handling these issues (APA, 2002; see also Chapter 12, Ethics of Psychological Research). It is often simply called the ethics code by psychologists. The document is divided into two parts: general principles and ethical standards. The general principles are considered aspirational in nature; they guide psychologists in making ethical decisions rather than mandating specific behavior. The standards are something that you are expected to do; they are enforceable rules of conduct for psychologists. The applications section of this chapter describes Section 10, standards of ...
Ethics of Therapists
Ethics of therapists