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Social workers continually strive to increase their professional knowledge and skills and to apply them in practice. Social workers should aspire to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession.

- NASW Ethical Principles

Social workers should protect, enhance, and improve the integrity of the profession through appropriate study and research, active discussion, and responsible criticism of the profession. 

- NASW Code of Ethics 5.01(b)

Social workers should seek the advice and counsel of colleagues whenever such consultation is in the best interests of clients. 

- NASW Code of Ethics 2.05(a)

Social workers should provide services in substantive areas or use intervention techniques or approaches that are new to them only after engaging in appropriate study, training, consultation, and supervision from people who are competent in those interventions or techniques. 

- NASW Code of Ethics 1.04(b)

Psychologists consult with, refer to, or cooperate with other professionals and institutions to the extent needed to serve the best interests of those with whom they work. 

- APA, Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, Principle B

Psychologists undertake ongoing efforts to develop and maintain their competence. 

- APA, Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, 2.03

Social workers should critically examine and keep current with emerging knowledge relevant to social work. 

- NASW Code of Ethics 4.01(b)

Social workers should contribute to the knowledge base of social work and share with colleagues their knowledge related to practice, research, and ethics. 

- NASW, Code of Ethics 5.01(d)

Psychologists planning to provide services, teach, or conduct research involving populations, areas, techniques, or technologies new to them undertake relevant education, training, supervised experience, consultation, or study. 

-APA, Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, 2.01(c)

Marriage and family therapists who are uncertain about the ethics of a particular course of action are encouraged to seek counsel from consultants, attorneys, supervisors, colleagues, or other appropriate authorities.

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- AAMFT Code of Ethics Preamble

Clinical Mental Health Counselors are responsible for continuing education and remaining abreast of current trends and changes in the field, including professional literature on best practices. 

- AMHCA Code of Ethics I.C(1)n

Addiction Professionals recognize that the highest levels of educational achievement are necessary to provide the level of service clients deserve. Providers embrace the need for formal and specialized education as a vital component of professional development, competency, and integrity. 

- NAADAC Code of Ethics III.16

Addiction Professionals shall work to educate medical professionals about substance use disorders, the need for primary treatment of these disorders, and the need to limit the use of mood-altering chemicals for persons in recovery. 

- NAADAC Code of Ethics III.22

Marriage and family therapists seek appropriate professional assistance for issues that may impair work performance or clinical judgment. 

- AAMFT Code of Ethics 3.3

Clinical Mental Health Counselors actively attempt to understand the diverse cultural backgrounds of the clients with whom they work. This includes learning how the CMHC’s own cultural/ethical/racial/religious identities impact their own values and beliefs about the counseling process. 

- AMHCA Code of Ethics I.C(1)m

Counselors recognize the need for continuing education to acquire and maintain a reasonable level of awareness of current scientific and professional information in their fields of activity. Counselors maintain their competence in the skills they use, are open to new procedures and remain informed regarding best practices for working with diverse populations. 

- ACA Code of Ethics C.2.f

Addiction Professionals shall pursue and engage in continuing education and professional development opportunities in order to maintain and exchange knowledge of research-based scientific developments within the profession.  Providers shall learn and utilize new procedures relevant to the clients they are working with. 

- NAADAC Code of Ethics III.17

Clinical Mental Health Counselors maintain knowledge of relevant scientific and professional information related to the services rendered and recognize the need for ongoing education. 

-AMHCA Code of Ethics I.C(1)c

Clinical Mental Health Counselors are responsible for continuing education and remaining abreast of current trends and changes in the field, including professional literature on best practices. 

- AMHCA Code of Ethics I.C(1)n

Counselors practice in specialty areas new to them only after appropriate education, training, and supervised experience. While developing skills in new specialty areas, counselors take steps to ensure the competence of their work and protect others from possible harm.

- ACA Code of Ethics C.2.b




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