ACA Code of Ethics

American Counseling Association

About the Course:

The ACA Code of Ethics provides information for counselors regarding all facets of the counseling profession and the ethical practice thereof. The ACA Code of Ethics serves as a point of reference and professional benchmarking when facing ethical dilemmas and daily practice scenarios. This course educates the counselor on ethics and tests the counselor’s proficiency in the ethics of the counseling profession.

Journal/Publisher:

American Counseling Association

Publication Date:

2014

Author

American Counseling Association

About the Author:

The mission of the American Counseling Association is to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote the respect for human dignity and diversity (American Counseling Association, 2005)

Recommended For:

This basic to intermediate course material is designed for those engaging in the counseling profession who may gain professionally from increased knowledge of the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics. This course will also benefit those in beginning levels of counseling supervision.

Course Objectives:

  1. Clarify the nature of ethical responsibilities held in common by members (ACA, 2005).

  2. Support the mission of the American Counseling Association (ACA, 2005).

  3. Explain established principles that define ethical behavior and best practices of counselors (ACA, 2005).

  4. Become familiar with the Code as an ethical guide to assist member in developing professionalism in practice and protecting the welfare of clients (ACA, 2005).

  5. Educate counselors on the basis for handling ethical complaints regarding ACA members (ACA, 2005).

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