Navigate to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy site and review the Code of Ethics.



Code of Ethics Worksheet

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Grand Canyon University: PCN-521


PCN-521 Topic 1: Code of Ethics Worksheet

Directions: Navigate to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy site and review the Code of Ethics. Select one subsection from standards 1, 2, and 3. Add the subsection number (i.e., 1.1, 2.3) and the subsection text below. Review the subsection and complete the rest of the worksheet. Refer to your course textbook and supplemental readings for assistance as needed.

Standard Issues that Would Arise Under Sub-standard How the Issue will be Addressed Ethical Factors to Consider
Standard One (example)

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.

A Christian therapist whose personal beliefs do not support alternative lifestyles is assigned to work with a gay couple. One member of the couple is in male to female transition. The therapist would seek supervision and consultation in regards to how to support the goals of their clients without imposition of their personal beliefs. Discrimination: The therapist cannot refer out simply because they are uncomfortable or do not agree with a client’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status.
Standard One
Standard Two
Standard Three


American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. (2015). Code of Ethics [PDF file]. Retrieved from

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