Council's August 2009 Resolution and Ethics Committee Chair - Call for Comments

Comment on the Proposed Amendments to the APA Ethics Code 

Text of the Proposed Amendments 

Submission deadline: December 15, 2009



From Council's 2009 Resolution

"...THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs the APA Ethics Committee and the other relevant Boards, Committees and constituencies to move forward expeditiously to recommend language to Council that will resolve the discrepancy between the language of the Introduction and Applicability Section of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards 1.02 and 1.03;

BE IT RESOLVED that the language proposed for Council's action clearly communicate that Ethical Standards 1.02 and 1.03 can never be interpreted to justify or as a defense for violating basic human rights;

BE IT RESOLVED that this entire process be completed in time for the Ethics Committee to make a formal recommendation for proposed language to be acted on as part of Council's February 2010 meeting agenda."

Read Entire 2009 Resolution [PDF]