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Ethical Information

For every mental health clinician, understanding the ethical standards of your own profession is always the appropriate starting point for good ethical practice in any setting.

Confidentiality [1] and Informed Consent [2] are among the most complex aspects of clinical practice, because they arise across all areas of professional life,  and they have inter-related ethical and legal implications and complications.  This section includes documents and summaries about therapists’ ethical obligations regarding confidentiality and informed consent.

Links to many clinical Ethics Codes [3] are available here for reference about these and other aspects of ethical practice.

A separate section of this website contains Models for Ethical Decision Making  [4].

You can also review Ethical Standards Related to COURT INVOLVEMENT. [5]