Course Summary

Practice Level: Beginner

This continuing education ethics course for counselors is an overview of the ACA Code of Ethics which was published in 2014. The course material is the 21 page ACA Code of Ethics.

Course Format

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

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the need for a Code of Ethics.
  • Define patient confidentiality.
  • Explain the concept of dual relationships.

Course Syllabus

  1. The Counseling Relationship
  2. Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacy
  3. Professional Responsibility
  4. Relationships With Other Professionals
  5. Evaluation, Assessment, and Interpretation
  6. Supervision, Training, and Teaching
  7. Research and Publication
  8. Resolving Ethical Issues


American Counseling Association

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