General Education

Week 2 Assignment – Compare And Contrast Professional Codes Of Ethics

Week 2 – Assignment: Compare And Contrast Professional Codes Of Ethics

For this task, you will write a paper comparing and contrasting three of the following professional codes of ethical practice against the APA code of ethics as explained in Fisher (2012):

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Board For Certified Counselors

Your analysis of these codes will include responses to the following questions:

  • What are the similarities among the codes?
  • Based upon your readings and research, what do you believe the codes lack? What would you add?
  • How enforceable do you believe the code is if an individual violates any standard or rule?
  • What process is in place to address perceived unethical behavior?
  • Do you believe you would be able to report a colleague who has committed a code violation?

Length: 3- 5 pages

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