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APA Ethics Code 2002

Author: APA

Course Created: 2002

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

This course is based on the APA Ethics Code 2002. The participant will study the Code of Ethics then demonstrate their level of competency by taking a posttest.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the purpose of the APA Ethics Code 2002.
  • Describe the concept of patient confidentiality.
  • Explain the concept of informed consent.

Course Syllabus

  • General Principles
  • Resolving Ethical Issues
  • Competence
  • Human Relations
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Advertising and Other Public Statements
  • Record Keeping and Fees
  • Education and Training
  • Research and Publication
  • Assessment
  • Therapy

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2018-8/8/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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