APA's Ethics Code: An Introduction and Overview

Online Course
$80.00 – List Price
$80.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
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The Bylaws of the American Psychological Association charge the APA Ethics Committee with formulating “rules or principles of ethics for adoption by the Association.” The APA adopted its first Ethics Code in 1953, and in 1996 the Ethics Committee began the process of drafting the Code’s 10th revision. This course provides an overview of the new APA Ethics Code, which the APA Council of Representatives adopted in August 2002 and which became effective in June 2003. While the course focuses on highlights of the 10th Ethics Code revision, the course participant will gain a solid grasp of the new Code’s letter and spirit.

Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.

Learning Objectives
  • Comprehend the structure and organization of the APA Ethics Code,

  • Grasp the aspirational and enforceable aspects of the APA Ethics Code relate to one another,

  • Gain an overview of the substantive issues addressed in the APA Ethics Code; and

  • Explain how ethical standards in the APA Ethics Code may be applied in the day-to-day work of psychologists.


Stephen H. Behnke, JD, PHD 

Biography of the presenter

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