Education and Assistance

The Ethics Committee and the Ethics Office provide consultation on the APA Ethics Code to members and the public. To discuss an ethics issue, please call (202) 336-5930. The Ethics Office receives calls between 2 and 4 p.m. EST and will return messages left at other times.

The Ethics Office provides speakers for workshops and education-related programs in a wide range of venues. The Office gives priority to state, provincial, and territorial psychological associations. Topics of educational programs include:

  • The intersection of law and ethics

  • Multiple relationships

  • Boundary violations

  • Individual differences

  • Teaching ethics

  • Special challenges related to the severely mentally ill

  • Practice in rural settings and small communities

  • Dilemmas arising in university and college counseling centers

  • Legal and ethical aspects of supervision

  • Psychologists’ involvement in death penalty proceedings

Generally, groups other than psychological associations represented in the APA are requested to cover expenses and provide an honorarium to the APA Ethics Office. 

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