A Comparison Of Section 3.05 And The Association For Addiction Professionals

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I am going to be doing a comparison on multiple relationships under the Ethics Codes for Psychologist section 3.05, and The Association for Addiction Professionals section l-11. They both seem to be pretty consistent with each other with a few minor differences. In the NAADAC l-11 it states that “addiction professionals shall make every effort to avoid multiple relationships with a client” (NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals NCC AP: The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals CODE OF ETHICS: Approved 10.09.2016). In the Psychologists Code of Ethics 3.05, it states “A psychologist refrains from entering into a multiple relationship if the multiple relationship could reasonably be expected to impair the …show more content…

The Code of Ethics for Psychologists 3.05 is a little more vague. In l-11 it states “Such relationships include, but are not limited to, members of the Provider’s immediate or extended family, business associates of the professional, or individuals who have a close personal relationship with the professional or the professional’s family” (NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals NCC AP: The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals CODE OF ETHICS: Approved 10.09.2016). In the 3.05 it states “If a psychologist finds that, due to unforeseen factors, a potentially harmful multiple relationship has arisen, the psychologist takes reasonable steps to resolve it with due regard for the best interests of the affected person and maximal compliance with the Ethics Code” (Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Adopted August 21, 2002 Effective June 1, 2003). This is helpful, but it is not as specific as the code in the NAADAC l-11. Also in the NAADAC l-11, it went as far specifically to state “When extending these boundaries, Providers take appropriate professional precautions such as informed consent, consultation, supervision, and documentation to ensure that their judgment is not impaired and no harm occurs” (NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals NCC AP: The

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