Attention MFT students! The time has come to register for the 2024 Student Ethics Competition! Registration ends on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET. The registration form can be found here. The hypothetical for the competition will be released on Monday, April 8, 2024. Do not miss this great opportunity!
This competition is designed to encourage MFT students to foster an interest in ethics issues and enhance their ability to analyze and respond to the various ethics issues that they will undoubtedly encounter throughout their careers. In this team competition, as participants, you will submit an essay analyzing and responding to a hypothetical scenario.
A side-by-side comparison of the 2012 AAMFT Code of Ethics and the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics was created to clearly depict the changes to the Code.
In 1962, the AAMFT adopted the Association's first Code of Ethics. Since that time, the AAMFT Ethics Committee has investigated many ethics complaints. During these investigations, the Committee and AAMFT's legal and ethics staff have observed common practice pitfalls. With that in mind, AAMFT offers these tips for maintaining an ethical practice.
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.