General Principles Intent
To inspire and guide to highest ethical ideal of behavior.
Should not be used as a basis for sanctions.
5 General Principles
A. Beneficience and nonmaleficence
B. Fidelity & Responsibility
E. Respect for people's rights and Dignity
10 Ethical Standards
- Resolving ethical issues
- Human Relations
- Privacy and confidentiality
- Advertising and other public statements
- Record keeping and fees
- Education and training
- Research and publication
Misuse of psychologist's work. 1.01
Take reasonable steps to correct.
Conflicts between Ethics and Law, Regulations, or Other Governing Legal Authority. 1.02
Clarify and make known nature of conflict.
Make reasonable steps to resolve conflict.
Conflicts between Ethics and Organizational Demands. 1.02
Clarify conflict, make known commitment to Ethics Code, and take reasonable steps to resolve conflic.
Informal resolution of ethical violations. 1.04
Try informal first with other psychologists.
Reporting ethical violations. 1.05
Cooperating with Ethics Committees. 1.06
Failure to cooperate is ethical violation.
Improper Complaints (against other psychologists). 1.07
Don't report frivilous complaints.
Boundaries of Competence. 2.01
Stay within boundaries of competence.
Make reasonable efforts to enhance competence.
May work outside of competence if pursuing training and education or consultation and noone else is available.