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General Principles of the APA Ethics Code for Psychologists

Ethics

Readings on Ethics for Psychologists The APA Ethics Code – General Principles What Are Ethical Principles? This section consists of General Principles. General Principles, as opposed to Ethical Standards, are aspirational in nature. Their intent is to guide and inspire psychologists toward the very highest ethical ideals of the profession. General Principles, in contrast to Ethical Standards, do not represent obligations and should not form the basis for imposing sanctions. Relying upon... more

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Introduction and Preamble to the APA Ethics Code for Psychologists

Ethics

Readings on Ethics for Psychologists APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of ConductRules and ProceduresAPA’s council adopts a new Ethics Code 10 ways practitioners can avoid frequent ethical pitfalls Read the APA Ethics Code – IntroductionRead the APA Ethics Code – Preamble Notes on Ethics So, why do we have an ethics code? Having an Ethical Code is what establishes our field as a profession. In having an ethical code, we are stating an expectation for our own... more

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What is HIPAA?

What is HIPAA? HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was signed into law in 1996. The original goal was to protect people with pre-existing illnesses from losing health insurance when they changed jobs, as well as to standardize electronic filing and availability of information in order to cut down on paperwork. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) added several rules to explain how it is carried out because Congress failed to do so. HHS estimates that compliance... more

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