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APA Ethics Code

How does the APA Ethics code fulfill their three major objectives: to educate professionals about sound ethical conduct, to provide a mechanism for professional accountability, and to be a catalyst for improving practice?

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The APA Code of Ethics helps in achieving the above mentioned three major objectives by educating the practitioners via mandatory and aspirational ethics. Mandatory ethics, which is enforceable in nature, provides guidelines on compliance with the "musts and must nots" of ethical standards. Aspirational ethics are not enforceable and describe the highest ethical standards that one can aspire, and encourages the members to exceed the minimal ethical standards or doing ...