Ethics on Call
CPA members may request a free personal and confidential consultation from members of the CPA Ethics Committee on questions related to Ethics in Psychology. Members of the Ethics Committee are approved by the CPA Board of Directors, and are individuals who have significant experience with the application of the APA Code of Ethics to the work of psychologists.
CPA members may call the CPA Central Office to request a personal consultation with a member of the Ethics Committee. Please click here for the call-in number (login required). If you are not a CPA member, you may join here.
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Link to APA Ethics Code
The following articles are offered as a resource to all.
The CPA Ethics Committee and the Ethics Code:
Psychology and the Courts:
Telepsychology and Digital Media:
Special Populations and Cultural Competence:
Unexpected Requests: Ethical Considerations Related to Support Animals
Alann Dingle, PhD (2016)
- The Ethical Failure of our Time, Special Commentary, by Bram Fridhandler, PhD Chair, CPA Ethics Committee (2016)
- Donner (2006) Healing the Mind or Breaking the Spirit: The Role of Psychology During Interrogations
- Patterson (2010) The Role of Specialty Competence in Ethical Compliance: How do we know who's competent?
- Articles by Steve Behnke, JD, PhD, Director of Ethics, APA
- Sheets, Buckey (March/April, 2013) Ethics within a Standard of Care Analysis
- Fridhandler, Bram (March/April, 2013 Risk Management: Avoiding the Precipice
- Stein (September/October, 2013) Ethical Considerations When Faced With Serious or Life Threatening Illness
- Rosenberg (Spring 2014) Ethics, Evidence-Based Practice, and Clinical Expertise
- Anderson/Claiborne/Jenks/Bucky ( Winter 2014) Ethical Dilemmas in Training and Doctoral Education: Avoiding Deleterious Effects
- Rosenberg (Fall 2015) Ethics, Upcoding, and the DSM-5
- Fridhandler (Winter 2015) Ethics, Law and Risk Management: Navigating the Complexities of Practice