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Ethics: AAMFT Code of Ethics – A Review

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Exam Questions: 15
Passing Grade: 12 correct
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Course Description:
This course is a review based upon the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) code of ethics. The code was revised in July of 2001 and establishes the ethical principles and guidelines that are expected for marriage and family therapists in the United States.

If you are a currently a marriage and family therapists, you may have read the code of ethics as a graduate student, it is likely that you do not recall it in detail and that there are elements that will surprise you. If you are a professional educated in another discipline who works in a multidisciplinary team or are interested in understanding the differences in focus that exists between your specialization and marriage and family therapy, this course may also be of value and interest to you.

Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists can benifit from this course. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as midwives and dieticians and nutritionists who also need continuing education in the area of ethics.  Most states that require continuing education courses for licensed professionals require ethics courses. This course is appropriate for begining, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to learn about ethics.

This course may meet your license renewal requirements for ethics and legal issues.
 

Author: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
 

Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with a review of common ethical problems faced by mental health professionals as well as ways to avoid them. Specifically, a professional will able to:

  • Identify core values on which Marriage and Family Therapist’s mission is based.
  • Summarize broad ethical principles that reflect the profession’s core values.
  • Identify relevant considerations when professional obligations conflict or ethical uncertainties arise.
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