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Georgia Licensure Board (Composite Board) Code of Ethics

Licensing Board Chapter 135-7 Code of Ethics

GA Composite Board Ethics


  • 135-7-01 Responsibility to Clients
  • 135-7-05 Assessment of Instruments
  • 135-7-02 Integrity
  • 135-7-06 Research
  • 135-7-03 Confidentially
  • 135-7-07 Advertising and Professional Representation
  • 135-7-04  Responsibility to Colleagues  

LPCA Board of Directors DUTIES

The LPCA Board of Directors adhere to the LPCA Mission Statement:  The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Inc. is dedicated to the profession and the professionalism of Counselors in Georgia.  They speak with one voice, putting aside their personal opinions and join the team promoting the profession of counseling and raising the bar on professionalism



American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Code of Ethics

Mental health counselors believe in the dignity and worth of the individual. They are committed to increasing knowledge of human behavior and understanding of themselves and others. While pursuing these endeavors, they make every reasonable effort to protect the welfare of those who seek their services, or of any subject that may be the object of study. They use their skills only for purposes consistent with these values and do not knowingly permit their misuse by others. While demanding for themselves freedom of inquiry and community, mental health counselors accept the responsibility this freedom confers: competence, objectivity in the application of skills, and concern for the best interest of clients, colleagues, and society in general.

AMHCA Code of Ethics

American Counselors Association (ACA) Code of Ethics

The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics replaces the 2005 edition.  The new edition is the first code that 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 counseling, confidentiality, dual relationships, multiculturalism and diversity, the use of technology, recordkeeping, diagnosis, end-of life care and the selection of interventions.

ACA Code of Ethics