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The LACPA Ethics Committee and its members provide consultation through education.  Members of the Ethics Committee are all psychologists who have significant experience with the application of the APA Code of Ethics.  We do not offer legal advice nor can a specific course of action be suggested for your situation.  It is recommended the advice of an attorney be sought before making any decision.  The LACPA Ethics Committee works collaboratively on many calls in order to provide the best possible consultation.

For an ethics referral, call the LACPA office Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to request a personal and confidential consultation at: (818) 905-0410.




The APA Ethics Code


The following articles can be used as a resource:

The CPA Ethics Committee and the Ethics Code:

    The Behnke "Bin Analysis"    


    Harmell (2010) To Disclose or Not to Disclose: That Is the Question   

    Sheets (Mar/Apr, 2012) Will Confidentiality Survive Death?   

Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) -
   Self-Injurious Behavior and Ethical Considerations
   by Cheryl Kempinsky, Ph.D.



    Campos (2009) Ethics, Supervision, and the Power of Differential: Impact on Supervisors & Supervisees 


                  Clinical Supervision:  A New Era

                     by Carol Falender, Ph.D.


                Telepsychology and Digital Media:

    Dingle (Jan/Feb, 2013) Protecting Your Reputation Ethically: Unfavorable Online Reviews   

    CPA Ethics Committee (2013) Guidelines for Client/Patient Information on the Listservs  


Telemedicine -

   Psychology and Technology: What Happens When They Collide?
   by Mudita Bahadur, Ph.D. and Carol Falender, Ph.D.


                 Self-Disclosure in Cyberspace
                   by Alfredo E. Crespo, Ph.D.


                  Special Populations and Cultural Competence:

    Jordan (2009) Ethical Issues with Older Adults    

    Dingle (2011) The Power of Informed Consent: A Valuable Component in the Treatment of Minors  



    Articles by Steve Behnke, JD, PhD, Director of Ethics, APA 





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