Code of Ethics

American Counseling Association Code of Ethics

The American Counseling Association Code of Ethics in West Virginia provides direction for professional counselors.

§27-1-11. Code of Ethics.

11.1. The Board adopts the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics as part of this rule and all provisions of the Code of Ethics have the effect as if it were a specifically promulgated rule of the Board.
11.2. The Board may take disciplinary action against a licensee who fails to comply with the Code of Ethics cited in subsection 10.1. of this rule.

Please note: The Board cannot provide guidance or advice on ethical or legal matters. However, the LPC may contact the Compliance Division of the ACA for assistance. The email address is ethics@counseling.org, and the service is free to members. Additionally, the following is an updated resource published by the ACA in partnership with the authors that is available to professional counselors. Click the title below to download the document.

Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical Decision Making – by Holly Forester-Miller, Ph.D., and Thomas E. Davis, Ph.D.

§27-8-10. Code of Ethics.

As per, Series 8, LMFT Licensing Rule:
10.1. The Board adopts the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Code of Ethics as part of this rule and all provisions of the Code of Ethics have the effect as if it were a specifically promulgated rule of the Board.
10.2. The Board may take disciplinary action against a licensee who fails to comply with the Code of Ethics cited in subsection 10.1. of this rule.

Click to download the AAMFT Code of Ethics.