Commitment to Follow APA Ethical Principles

Students in our program are expected to uphold the APA Ethical Principles for Psychologists and Code of Conduct (

The APA Ethical Principles includes the following:

Principle E: Respect for People's Rights and Dignity 
Psychologists respect the dignity and worth of all people, and the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality, and self-determination. Psychologists are aware that special safeguards may be necessary to protect the rights and welfare of persons or communities whose vulnerabilities impair autonomous decision making. Psychologists are aware of and respect cultural, individual, and role differences, including those based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status, and consider these factors when working with members of such groups. Psychologists try to eliminate the effect on their work of biases based on those factors, and they do not knowingly participate in or condone activities of others based upon such prejudices.”

Students in the clinical-community program who fail to uphold these ethical standards will face disciplinary action.

We believe that fostering and celebrating diversity in our program is key to enhancing our endeavors as scientists, practitioners, teachers, and scholars.