American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics


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You're a counselor working with Johnny in a counseling session when he tells you that he has a plan to physically harm another boy next Friday after school. You should _____.

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1. Which of the following would be considered unethical behavior on the part of a school counselor?

2. Which of the following is a personal, ethical responsibility that the ACA encourages all counselors to develop?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination allow you to measure your understanding of the code of ethics as set forth by the American Counseling Association (ACA). Answer questions about ethical and unethical actions as well as legal and professional obligations of a counselor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll see what you remember about concepts like:

  • The correct response when confronted with a threat of violence against others
  • Ethical and unethical behavior for a counselor
  • Personal ethical responsibilities encouraged by the ACA

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as some professional obligations of counselors under the ACA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different types of behavior that is unethical under the ACA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the correct response a counselor should take when one of their patients has made a threat of violence or they suspect another counselor has committed an unethical action

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics to learn more about important concepts like:

  • The importance of confidentiality
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork and professional relationships
  • Research and publication for counselors