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Code of Ethics Protecting People who are LGBTQ+

The following service providers have an ethical obligation to render nondiscriminatory services:

American Counseling Association (ACA)

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT)

American Psychological Association (APA)

National Association of Social Workers

(NASW)

C.5. Nondiscrimination.

 

Counselors do not condone or engage in discrimination against prospective or current clients, students, employees, supervisees, or research participants based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/ partnership status, language preference, socioeconomic status, immigration status, or any basis proscribed by law.”

 

 

ACA Code of Ethics

1.1 Non-Discrimination.

 

“Marriage and family therapists provide professional assistance to persons without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.”

 

AAMFT Code of Ethics

A.P.A.’s policy statement on LGBT non-discrimination:

 

APA supports efforts to provide safe and secure educational environments, at all levels of education, as well as foster care environments and juvenile justice programs, that promote an understanding and acceptance of self and in which all youths, including youth of all gender identities and expressions, may be free from discrimination, harassment, violence, and abuse”

 

APA's Statement

1.05 Cultural Awareness and Social Diversity

 

"(c) Social workers should obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, and mental or physical ability."

4.02 Discrimination.

 

"Social workers should not practice, condone, facilitate, or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, or mental or physical ability."

 

Code of Ethics of NASW