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

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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)”.

This course is based on the reading-based online, APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct: 2010 Amendments created by American Psychological Association in 2010.

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Course Material Author

American Psychological Association

Ethics Code adopted by APA Council of Representatives

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

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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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 Retired
Course Number 100632
3 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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2300 members have taken this course