Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2009

Journal / Book Title

Journal of Counseling & Development


The first major revision of the ACA Code of Ethics in a decade occurred in late 2005, with the updated edition containing important new mandates and imperatives. This article provides interviews with members of the Ethics Revision Task Force that flesh out seminal changes in the revised ACA Code of Ethics in the areas of confidentiality, romantic and sexual interactions, dual relationships, end-of-life care for terminally ill clients, cultural sensitivity, diagnosis, interventions, practice termination, technology, and deceased clients.


Published Citation

Kaplan, David M., Michael M. Kocet, R. Rocco Cottone, Harriet L. Glosoff, Judith G. Miranti, E. Christine Moll, John W. Bloom et al. "New mandates and imperatives in the revised ACA Code of Ethics." Journal of Counseling & Development 87, no. 2 (2009): 241-256.