Education and Assistance

The Ethics Committee and the Ethics Office provide consultation on the APA Ethics Code to members and the public.  To discuss an ethics issue, please call 202-336-5930.  The Ethics Office receives calls between 2 and 4 pm EST and will return messages left at other times.  

The Ethics Office provides speakers for workshops and education-related programs in a wide range of venues. The Office gives priority to state, provincial, and territorial psychological associations. Topics of educational programs include:

  • The intersection of law and ethics

  • Multiple relationships

  • Boundary violations

  • Individual differences

  • Teaching ethics

  • Special challenges related to the severely mentally ill

  • Practice in rural settings and small communities

  • Dilemmas arising in university and college counseling centers

  • Legal and ethical aspects of supervision

  • Psychologists’ involvement in death penalty proceedings

Generally, groups other psychological associations represented in the APA are requested to cover expenses and provide an honorarium to the APA Ethics Office.