ACA Code of Ethics
(from the ACA website)
The new edition of the code of ethics speaks to the ethics of using social media with clients. It also presents new or expanded guidelines for preventing the imposition of counselor personal values, distance conseling, confidentality, dual rlationship, multicultursim and diversity, the use of technology, recordkeeping, diagnosis, end-of-life care and the selection of interventions. The mission of the American Counseling Association is to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing
the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.
It is important to note that state licensing boards for counselors enforce their own codes of ethics for maintaining your practice license. Professional association codes of ethics are relevant for maintaining their credential.