IACT Code of Ethics
adapted from the AACD in 1990, currently ACA (revised by IACT 1994 and 1996)
The association is an educational and professional organization whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual and thus to the service of society.
The Association recognizes that it has a role in setting standards for the professional performance of members. The specification of ethical standards enables the Association to clarify to present and future members and to those served by members, the nature of ethical responsibilities held in common by its members.
The existence of such standards serves to stimulate greater concern by members for their own professional functioning and for the conduct to fellow professionals such as counselors, guidance and student personnel workers, and others in the helping professions. As the ethical code of the Association, this document establishes principles that define the ethical behavior of Association members.
Section A: General
Section B: Counseling Relationship
Section C: Measurement and Evaluation
Section D: Research and Publication
Section E: Consulting
Section F: Private Practice
Section G: Personal Administration
Section H: Teaching Standards