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The American Association of Pastoral Counselors Code of Ethics (2010)
[Answer 21 of  30 questions correctly to receive
3 hours of Continuing Education credit.]
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Principle I -- Prologue
1. In the event of an ethics violation, the AAPC Code of Ethics is intended as a basis for civil liability.
a. True
b. False

2. Members of AAPC must stay current with research of clinical issues and maintain continuing education.
a. True
b. False

3. AAPC members should seek help for their own personal problems and conflicts.
a. True
b. False

4. Whenever the AAPC Code differs with legal mandates, pastoral counseling laws, or with ecclesiastical policies, the less stringent of the two applies.
a. True
b. False

Principle II -- Professional Practices

5. Sometimes AAPC members should not charge for their services, such as when they assist their communities in a crisis.

a. True
b. False

6. AAPC members can receive a commission for referring a client to another counselor.
a. True
b. False

7. If a third party payer mistakenly lists the wrong credentials for an AAPC member, that member must inform the third party payer and provide the correct information.
a. True
b. False

Principle III -- Client Relationships

8. AAPC members may express their own religious beliefs to their clients without imposing them.
a. True
b. False

9. If a client is clearly no longer benefitting from counseling but wants to continue counseling, the AAPC member must continue to meet with the client.
a. True
b. False

10. Some dual relationships are unavoidable. In those situations, clear and appropriate boundaries must be established.
a. True
b. False

11. All sexual behavior between an AAPC member and client is forbidden, including covert seductive speech and gestures.
a. True
b. False

12. Interactive long-distance counseling delivery such as by phone or by computer is considered to be an equivalent replacement of face-to-face counseling.
a. True
b. False

Principle IV -- Confidentiality

13. AAPC members should know and understand the civil laws and administrative rules that govern confidentiality requirements for their profession.
a. True
b. False

14. When seeking supervision, AAPC members may use their clients' full names because the supervisors themselves are sworn to confidentiality.
a. True
b. False


15. If an AAPC member counsels a married couple, and later is asked by one of the spouses to testify in a divorce proceeding against the other spouse, the member does not need written permission from the other spouse to break confidentiality.
a. True
b. False


16. Confidentiality can be broken when there is evidence of abuse to children, the elderly, the disabled, and the mentally incompetent.
a. True
b. False

Principle V -- Supervisee, Student, and Employee Relationships
17. An AAPC member may not counsel a supervisee.
a. True
b. False

18. All forms of sexual behavior with a supervisee are forbidden.
a. True
b. False

19. An AAPC member who is an employer or a supervisor who has dismissed an employee or a supervisee for ethical reasons must keep that confidential and must not disclose that fact in an official report.
a. True
b. False

Principle VI -- Interprofessional Relationships
20. It is NOT acceptable for an AAPC member to counsel a new client who is currently receiving treatment from another professional without consultation with that other professional.
a. True
b. False

Principle VII -- Advertising
21. AAPC members may use the designation "AAPC" after their names on their business cards.
a. True
b. False


22. AAPC members may mail their brochures to prospective clients who have not inquired about their services.
a. True
b. False

23. In their public advertisements, AAPC members may include testimonials from previous clients regarding the quality of their counseling services.
a. True
b. False

24. In their promotional activities, AAPC members cannot imply they have one-of-a-kind abilities compared to other counselors.
a. True
b. False

25. An AAPC member cannot make any advertising
statement to directly solicit individual clients.
a. True
b. False

Principle VIII -- Research

26. Participants who agree to take part in a research project must finish the project. They are not allowed to withdraw.
a. True
b. False

27. Pastoral Counselors must protect clients who decline to participate in a research project from any adverse consequences of declining.
a. True
b. False


28. Pastoral Counselors must guarantee the confidentiality of information obtained from research participants.
a. True
b. False

29. Pastoral Counselors may withhold their research data, methods of analysis, or procedures from other qualified researchers who in good faith want to replicate or validate research results.
a. True
b. False

Principle IX -- Procedures

30. Alleged ethics violations by AAPC members will be received by the Executive Director and his/her staff in the association office.
a. True
b. False