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The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists -- Code of Ethics (2015)
[Answer 25 of 35 questions correctly to receive
3 hours of continuing education credit.]
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The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Code of Ethics (2015)
[Answer 25 of 35 questions correctly to receive
6 hours of Continuing Education credit.]Preamble
1. In order for a specific counselor behavior to be unethical, it must be specifically prohibited in the AAMFT Code of Ethics. Otherwise, it is ethical.
a. True
b. False

2. If the AAMFT Code of Ethics prescribes a higher standard than that required by law, then the AAMFT member can follow the lesser standard.
a. True
b. False

3. If an AAMFT member did not know that a particular behavior was unethical, that member is still responsible for committing that unethical behavior.
a. True
b. False

4. AAMFT members accused of unethical behavior are considered innocent until proven guilty.
a. True
b. False

Standard I -- Responsibility to Clients

5. AAMFT members must inform their clients of both potential risks and benefits of treatments for which generally recognized standards do not yet exist.
a. True
b. False

6. It is acceptable for an AAMFT member to counsel an immediate family member of a business associate.
a. True
b. False

7. An AAMFT member may have sex with a client one year after terminating the counseling relationship.
a. True
b. False

8. If it is clear that the client is no longer benefiting from the therapeutic relationship, the AAMFT member should terminate counseling.
a. True
b. False

Standard II -- Confidentiality

9. In an emergency situation, if permitted by law, an AAMFT member may disclose client confidences upon receiving verbal consent from that client.
a. True
b. False

10. In the context of treating a family unit, the therapist may disclose the confidence of one family member to another family member without written permission, since the whole family functions as the client.
a. True
b. False

11. Marriage and family therapists can write a book about their counseling experiences as long as they protect their clients’ identities.
a. True
b. False

12. If a therapist’s computer is hacked and it did not have proper firewall and anti-virus programs, then the therapist is liable for any breach of client confidentiality that may occur.
a. True
b. False

13. A therapist may consult with a colleague about a difficult client case without obtaining written permission from that client as long as no identification information is shared.
a. True
b. False

Standard III - Professional Competence and Integrity

14. If a therapist is having a personal problem that is affecting his or her work performance, the therapist should seek professional assistance for that problem.
a. True
b. False

15. After reading about it in a book, a therapist may try out a new counseling technique on a client.
a. True
b. False

16. A therapist who is truly appreciated by a long-term client may accept a gift of substantial value.
a. True
b. False

17.Therapists can make a diagnosis on a problem outside of their field of competency if they have more than 10 years of counseling experience.
a. True
b. False


18. An AAMFT member is NOT in violation of this ethical code if they are expelled by another professional organization.
a. True
b. False


19. AAMFT members ARE in violation of this ethical code if they continue to practice marriage and family therapy while abusing alcohol.
a. True
b. False

Standard IV -- Responsibility to Students and Supervisees
20. Marriage and family therapists can provide therapy to supervisees if it would enhance their supervision experience.
a. True
b. False


21. A marriage and family therapist may never engage in sex with a student or supervisee, even if it is consensual, and even if both parties conclude it would not be exploitive nor harmful to the student or supervisee.
a. True
b. False

22. Marriage and family therapists who are superisors should avoid developing close personal relationships with their supervisees, as this may impair their professional judgment or increase the risk of exploitation.
a. True
b. False

Standard V -- Research and Publication

23. Marriage and family therapists should never ask clients to participate in research.
a. True
b. False

24. Information obtained about a research participant during the course of an investigation is confidential unless there is a waiver previously obtained in writing.
a. True
b. False

Standard VI -- Technology-assisted Professional Services
25. An AAMFT member must advise prospective clients and supervisees, in writing, of the risks and responsbilities associated with technology-assisted services.
a. True
b. False

26. If AAMFT members are licensed to practice marriage and family therapy in one particular state (of the United States of America), they can still practice phone therapy with a client who lives in a different state.
a. True
b. False

Standard VII -- Professional Evaluations

27. AAMFT members should avoid providing therapy to clients for whom the members have already provided forensic evaluations.
a. True
b. False

28. AAMFT members who treat minors may perform evaluations for custody, residence, or visitation of these same minors.
a. True
b. False

Standard VIII -- Financial Arrangements

29. Marriage and family therapists cannot accept rebates, bonuses, or other remuneration for referrals.
a. True
b. False

30. Prior to beginning therapy, and to the extent allowed by law, marriage and family therapists must explain to clients that they must still pay for counseling services even when the clients’ insurance companies deny payment.
a. True
b. False

31. In order to collect unpaid balances that clients refuse to pay, it is acceptable for marriage and family therapists to tell clients that they will disclose confidential clinical information if these balances are not paid.
a. True
b. False

32. Bartering may never be used as a client’s payment for professional services rendered by a marriage and family therapist.
a. True
b. False

33. Marriage and family therapists may withhold records that are needed for a client’s treatment if that client has not paid for past services.
a. True
b. False

Standard IX -- Advertising

34. If AAMFT members expect to complete an educational degree 6 months from now, they can list that degree in their business advertisement as though they have it now.
a. True
b. False

35. If an AAMFT member is advertised on the Internet as having a qualification that the member really does not have, it is that member's responsibility to correct that mispreception, if possible.
a. True
b. False