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Ethical Advisory Opinions

The AAMFT Legal staff will discuss and offer advisory opinion if you would like guidance regarding a clinical issue.

Legal Fact Sheets

AAMFT provides a wide variety of fact sheets related to the practice of health care and service delivery.

 

Tips for an Ethical Practice

The AAMFT Ethical Practice Information offers comprehensive ethical advice and resources based on the AAMFT Code of Ethics. Marriage and Family Therapists can obtain FREE informal ethical advisory opinions, plus training and resources to protect and inform you about how to maintain an ethical practice.

 

Legal Risk Management

AAMFT offers resources and consultation services regarding legal issues surrounding service delivery.

 

AAMFT Annual Conference


AAMFT Annual Conference The 2014 AAMFT Annual Conference will be held, October 16-19 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

User's Guide to the AAMFT Code of Ethics 2013


AAMFT Users Guide This indispensable tool for both students and professionals deciphers the revised AAMFT Code of Ethics, offering explanations and vignettes for every principle of the Code.

Continuing Education


Online Continuing EducationThe AAMFT is pleased to offer Continuing Education credits in the comfort of your home or office. Our Online CE Testing Center is an easy-to-navigate Web site offering over 80 credits via various online formats.

 

 

AAMFT Online Store


AAMFT Online StoreThe AAMFT Online Store offers valuable resources for you, your family and your practice! In the store you will find books, DVDs, souvenir items, brochures and more--all to help you strengthen the work that you do.

 

Revised Draft Code

The Ethics Code Revision Task Force has submitted a revised draft Code of Ethics to the Board of Directors for approval. Per the Task Force charge and in the interests of a transparent revision process, the revised draft Code is to be made available for viewing by all AAMFT members. Members can use this time to familiarize themselves with the potential changes to the Code of Ethics.

No further comments are solicited at this time. The Board is scheduled to vote on the revised draft Code at the October meeting. If the Board approves the revised draft Code at its October meeting, members will have the opportunity to review the final Code from late October through December in order to familiarize themselves with the new Code, prior to the Code going into effect on January 1, 2015.

Code of Ethics

The AAMFT strives to honor the public trust in marriage and family therapists by setting standards for ethical practice as described in this Code. The ethical standards define professional expectations and are enforced by the AAMFT Ethics Committee. The absence of an explicit reference to a specific behavior or situation in the Code does not mean that the behavior is ethical or unethical.

Ethics Complaints Process

The AAMFT Ethics Committee may initiate a complaint when presented with sufficient information indicating allegations that could constitute a violation of the Code of Ethics. 

Legal Risk Management

AAMFT offers resources and consultation services regarding legal issues surrounding service delivery.

Legal Fact Sheets

The AAMFT has developed a series of fact sheets concerning the legal issues that most frequently arise in a therapist’s practice.  Each legal article provides general information on an important legal topic.

Advisory Opinions

The AAMFT Legal staff will discuss and offer advisory opinion if you would like guidance regarding a clinical issue.

Tips for Maintaining an Ethical Practice

The AAMFT Ethical Practice Information offers comprehensive ethical advice and resources based on the AAMFT Code of Ethics. Marriage and Family Therapists can obtain FREE informal ethical advisory opinions, plus training and resources to protect and inform you about how to maintain an ethical practice.

Ethical Fact Sheets

The AAMFT offers comprehensive ethical information and resources based on the AAMFT Code of Ethics.  AAMFT members can obtain the free ethics fact sheets and articles that will protect and inform you about how to maintain an ethical practice.

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