According to the division bylaws “the Ethics Committee shall promote the highest ethical standards for the practice of psychoanalysis.” Given the ambiguity of its meaning, the mission and scope of the Ethics Committee needs to be clarified for both the Committee itself and the membership.
Resolution on the Mission of the Committee
Lisa Wallner Samstag
Katie Lewis (Graduate Student Member)
The committee does not investigate or adjudicate ethics complaints made against members. Such complaints are to be directed to:
- The individual involved.
- The APA Ethics Office.
- State licensing boards.