The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has a set of ethical guidelines for psychologists, known as the “Code of Ethics”. The ASPPB’s Code of Ethics is also known as “the Texas LPC Code” because it was first created in 1985 by the Texas Board of Examiners in Psychology (TBEP).
This code is used by many other states and provinces around the world, including Canada.
The ASPPB revised its Code of Ethics in 1985 to ensure that it reflects changes or society and psychology practice. For example, it now includes guidelines on how psychologists should address
What is the Texas LPC Code of Ethics?
The Texas LPC Code of Ethics is composed of the following:
-A code of ethics that is a set of rules and standards that regulate the conduct of an individual in their professional life.
-A set of guidelines for members to follow in order to meet the expectations and obligations imposed by the profession.
-A list of principles, values, and rules that govern how members are expected to act.
The Texas LPC Code of Ethics is a document that outlines what it means to be a member in good standing with the Texas LPC Board. The code contains guidelines for members who wish to maintain their status as licensed professional counselors within the state.
The Code’s Fundamental Principles
The LPCA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility is a set of principles that regulate professional conduct for members.
It is important to note that these principles are not laws. But they provide guidance on how a lawyer should behave.
The first principle states that “a lawyer shall not engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”
What are the Criteria for Becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas?
The Texas State Board for Professional Counselors requires that applicants have a master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy from an accredited institution. Applicants must have completed at least three years of supervised clinical experience.
Applicants should also be able to show proficiency in a language other than English if they are not fluent in the language.
What about Mandatory Continuing Education Units?
The CPA has to maintain their skills and knowledge in order to keep up with the changing world. The mandatory club hours are a way for the CPA to stay current with the changes in technology and legislation.
How to Keep Yourself Honest as an LPC in Texas and Beyond!
In order to be an effective counselor, it is imperative that you are honest with your clients. You are not there to judge them or tell them what they should do. Your job is to listen and support them as they work through their problems.
In order to give the client the best service possible, it isn’t always the right idea to tell them what they want to hear. It can be tempting to lie or withhold information, but this is deceitful and ultimately not beneficial. This can lead to a lack of trust between you and the client, and if they start feeling like they cannot trust you then they will not want to come back for more counseling sessions.
You need to be honest with yourself too! If something is bothering you in your life, don’t ignore it! If it starts affecting your work then it’s time for a break or get professional help.