Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice: Ethics

Note that entries in several other sections also include content on ethical matters concerning counselling; listed here are those for which ethics is the central or sole subject. Documents specifically addressing internet and/or telephone counselling are included in the section on Online Service Provision.

Practice Matters

Ethics in Counselling

Note that entries in several other sections also include content on ethical matters concerning counselling; listed here are those for which ethics is the central or sole subject. Documents specifically addressing internet and/or telephone counselling are included in the section on Online Service Provision.

APA (2002) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 2002. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [available online]

This revised version of the APA's ethical guidelines supersedes the 1992 version as of June 2003. Naturally broader than the BACP's ethical framework (BACP 2002a), it is not directly comparable because it covers all of psychology, rather than just counselling.

BACP (2002a) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Revised Edition. Rugby, England: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. [available online]

This is the ethical framework to which all members of the BACP adhere. It is interesting to compare the broader APA (2002).

   

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This page was last reviewed by Dr Greg Mulhauser, Saturday, 11 November 2017.