The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics Approved by the Governing Council
The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics was approved by the Governing Council this morning at its meeting at the ACA conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics replaces the 2005 edition. The new edition is the first code that speaks to the ethics of using social media with clients. It also presents new or expanded guidelines for preventing the imposition of counselor personal values, distance counseling, confidentiality, dual relationships, multiculturalism and diversity, the use of technology, recordkeeping, diagnosis, end-of life care and the selection of interventions.