Ethics Update

Permission to refrain from making a diagnosis

David Kaplan August 7, 2006

Editor’s note: American Counseling Association members received the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics bundled with the December 2005 issue of Counseling Today. Completed over a three-year period, this revision of the ethical code is the first in a decade and includes major updates in areas such as confidentiality, dual relationships, the use of technology in…continue reading

A new focus on cultural sensitivity

David Kaplan June 2, 2006

Editor’s note: American Counseling Association members received the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics bundled with the December 2005 issue of Counseling Today. Completed over a three-year period, this revision of the ethical code is the first in a decade and includes major updates in areas such as confidentiality, dual relationships, the use of technology in…continue reading

New mandates for selecting interventions

David Kaplan

American Counseling Association members received the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics bundled with the December 2005 issue of Counseling Today. Completed over a three-year period, this revision of the ethical code is the first in a decade and includes major updates in areas such as confidentiality, dual relationships, the use of technology in counseling, selecting…continue reading

Allowing dual relationships

By David Kaplan March 27, 2006

Editor’s note: American Counseling Association members received the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics bundled with the December 2005 issue of Counseling Today. Completed over a three-year period, this revision of the ethical code is the first in a decade and includes major updates in areas such as confidentiality, dual relationships, the use of technology in…continue reading

Romantic/sexual relationships

David Kaplan January 15, 2006

  NOTE: This article refers to the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics. A newer, updated version of ACA Code of Ethics (2014) is available here: counseling.org/knowledge-center/ethics. See section A.5, “Prohibited Noncounseling Roles and Relationships” for more on this topic.   All ACA members are required to abide by the ACA Code of Ethics, and 22…continue reading