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Assessment of the APA's Code of Ethics

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This solution explains why an ethics code is essential in professional practice as well as what I think about the APA's code of ethics.
The 10 specific standards presented in the APA Ethics Code are listed and described also.

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Why is an ethics code essential in professional practice?

An ethics code is essential in professional practice because it lays out the ground rules for what is considered acceptable behavior by a therapist, researcher, professor of psychology, etc...Ethics codes are also essential because they not only protect the client, students, or research subjects rights, but they also help the professional to avoid misconduct in their profession if they are aware of the ethics code associated with it. The code should be known very well or memorized by the professional in order to protect themselves and their client, students, or research subject's rights.

What do you think about the American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethics code?

I think the APA's ethics code is a very thorough and useful guide for professionals in the psychological field. It cannot cover ...

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This solution provides answers as to what the American Psychological Association's Code of Ethics is, and why it's important in professional practice. What I think about the ethics code is explained, and the 10 standards are listed and explained as well.

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