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APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct: 2010 Amendments

About the Course:

On August 21, 2002 the APA Council of Representatives adopted a new Ethics Code. The new Code becomes effective on June 1, 2003. This course provides an opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the Code and get updated on changes.

Course text includes two documents: Article 1, “What you need to know about the new code” from the January 2003 issue of Monitor on Psychology  and Article 2, “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2010)”.

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American Psychological Association

Ethics Code adopted by APA Council of Representatives

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists who seek knowledge about their professional code of ethics. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the General Principles of ethics.

  2. Discuss the Ethical Standards.

  3. Discuss changes found in the newly revised Ethics Code.

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American Psychological Association (APA)

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 192243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Article 1: What you need to know about the new code

This article appeared in The Monitor of Psychology, January 2003, Vol 34, No. 1; On page 62 of the print version.

Article 2: APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct (2010 Amendments)

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Course Number 100632
3 credit hours
  • Online Article
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