Ethical Standard 10. Therapy

10.01: Informed consent must be obtained for therapy services as early as feasible. It includes limits of confidentiality, the therapeutic relationship, nature and anticipated course of therapy, fees, any third party involvement, etc. 10.02: When working with couples and families, psychologists clarify their roles and who the client is in the relationship. If called in […]

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Ethical Standard 9. Assessment

9.01: Opinions in the assessment are based on information and techniques sufficient to substantiate the findings. 9.02: Psychologists use assessments that have established reliability and validity and for the purposes that they are intended for. Also, use assessments that are appropriate to the individual’s language. 9.03: Obtain informed consent in assessments. If mandated by law […]

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Ethical Standard 8. Research and Publication

8.01: Provide accurate information and obtain institutional approval before conducting research. 8.02: Informed consent should contain purpose of research, right to decline and participate, any foreseeable consequences of withdrawing, potential risks or discomforts, benefits, limits of confidentiality, incentives for participation, contact information, etc. 8.03: Obtain consent before recording audio or visual data. 8.04: If using […]

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Ethical Standard 7. Education and Training

7.01 & 7.02: Psychologists responsible for education and training programs ensure its quality and that it meets requirements. The description must be current and accurate. 7.03: Teaching must be accurate. Course can be modified if necessary and students are made aware. 7.04: Psychologists do not require students to disclose personal information unless it had been […]

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Ethical Standard 6. Record Keeping and Fees

6.01: Create, control, and maintain records and data to facilitate continuation of services, allow replication of studies, ensure accuracy, and comply with institutional requirements/laws. 6.02: Maintain confidentiality in records. Avoid personal identifiers if stored in a database. 6.03: Psychologists may not withhold records for nonpayment in emergency treatments. 6.04: Discuss fees and payments as early […]

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Ethical Standard 5. Advertising and Other Public Statements

5.01: When advertising, psychologists do not make false, deceptive, or fraudulent statements related to their training, education, credentials, affiliations, etc 5.02: Psychologists are responsible for solicited statements made by others and do not pay for such services. 5.03: Psychologists describe their workshops and educational programs accurately including the intention of the program, the objectives, and […]

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Ethical Standard 4. Privacy and Confidentiality

4.01: Take reasonable precautions to protect confidential information. 4.02: Discuss the risks and limits of confidentiality with clients as early as feasible. 4.03: Obtain permission before recording clients. 4.04: Minimize intrusion on privacy by including information on reports that is solely for the purpose of the communication and only with individuals that need to know. […]

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Ethical Standard 3. Human Relations

3.01: Do not discriminate unfairly. 3.02: Do not engage in sexual harassment. 3.03: Do not harass or demean based on any variables. 3.04: Avoid harming humans psychologists interact with. Minimize harm where it is foreseeable and unavoidable. 3.05: Refrain from entering into multiple relationships if it will impair objectivity, competence, or effectiveness or risks exploitation […]

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Ethical Standard 2. Competence

2.01: Psychologists practice within their boundaries of competence. If taking on a new area, educate, train, consult, and get supervision on it. 2.02: In emergencies, psychologists may provide such services only until the emergency has subsided. 2.03: Psychologists develop and maintain competence on a regular basis. 2.04: Work is based on established science and professional […]

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Ethical Standard 1. Resolving Ethical Issues

1.01: If misrepresented, psychologists correct or minimize the misrepresentation or misuse of their work. 1.02 & 1.03: If conflict exists between ethics and law or other regulations (or organizational demands), psychologists make known their commitment to the code and make reasonable steps to resolve the conflict without justifying or defending violation of human rights. 1.04: […]

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