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Codes of Conduct

Various associations including APA and AP-LS have their own legal and ethical guidelines. In addition, states have their specific codes of conduct for counselors and other mental health professionals. In this Discussion, you will examine the guidelines in your own state and consider how they align with those put forth by associations.

To prepare:

  • Review your state’s(Michigan) legal and ethical guidelines for psychologists.
  • Compare these guidelines to the codes of ethics set forth by the APA and the AP-LS.
  • Consider which specific guidelines within the codes of conduct seem most important or encompassing to you.
  • Think about which guidelines might present the most challenge in your practice.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a description of a specific guideline within a code of conduct that you regard as crucial in relating to clients, and a description of a guideline that you think might present the biggest challenge in conducting assessment, diagnosis, or treatment. Explain why you selected each of the guidelines. Select one guideline from your state and one from AP-LS, or two guidelines from the APA Code of Conduct.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Read a sampling of your colleagues’ postings. Consider how your colleagues’ postings match or differ from your own

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