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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.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, ACA Code of Ethics: American Counseling Association created by American Counseling Association in 2014.

Journal/Publisher:

American Counseling Association

Publication Date:

2014

Course Material Author

American Counseling Association
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)

American Counseling Association authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  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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Course Number 101945
2.25 CE credit hours
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