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2014 ACA Code of Ethics Approved by Governing Council

by Don Kenneally | Mar 25, 2014
The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics was approved by the Governing Council this morning at its meeting at the ACA conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2014 ACA Code of EthicsThe 2014 ACA Code of Ethics was approved by the Governing Council this morning at its meeting at the ACA conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics replaces the 2005 edition.  The new edition is the first code that speaks to the ethics of using social media with clients.  It also presents new or expanded guidelines for preventing the imposition of counselor personal values, distance counseling, confidentiality, dual relationships, multiculturalism and diversity, the use of technology, recordkeeping, diagnosis, end-of life care and the selection of interventions.

The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics is posted on the ethics section of the ACA website atwww.counseling.org/ethics

Conference attendees can be the first to hear about the new code by attending the six-hour Learning Institute, “Hot Off the Press – The New 2014 ACA Code of Ethics: An In-Depth Review of Critical Changes.” on Thursday or the 90 minute education session, “A Town Hall Meeting on the New 2014 Code of Ethics: What You Need to Know” scheduled for Saturday from 10:00am-11:30am.

A podcast speaking to updates in the 2014 ethics code with Perry Francis, Chair of the Ethics Revision Task Force, is available at www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/podcasts.

Additional resources focusing on the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics coming online include a six-part webinar series, a ten-part interview series with the Ethics Revision Task Force, updated ACA books such as the bestselling ethics casebook, and branch presentations.