NCDA ETHICAL STANDARDS 4
Comparison of NCDA and APA Ethical Standards
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) providesprofessional development programs and services to practitioners andeducators who inspire and empower people to attain their life goals(Reile, 2015). The association works with other organizationsto support the preparation and recognition of counselors and careerdevelopment facilitators. On the other hand, the AmericanPsychological Association provides guiding principles topsychologists. Both associations have a code of conducts that guidetheir practice. The paper will compare different standards from eachassociation.
In essence, the standards set out by both associations are importantand ought to be adhered to ensure compliance. However, in my opinion,there are individual standards from each association that I deemcrucial. The standard in the NCDA that is essential is honoringdiversity and promoting social justice (Reile,2015). Professionals should adhere to this principle to ensurethat they attain the association`s goals and objectives. In theAmerican Psychological Association, the principle that I deem crucialis the integrity standard that helps promote accuracy andtruthfulness in the practice of psychology. The principle wouldenhance transparency and competency in the delivery of psychologyprocesses and procedures.
Adhering to professional codes of conducts is essential in enhancingcompliance with the requirements and guaranteeing proper servicedelivery. Some standards may be difficult to adhere to and may posechallenges to the practitioner in ensuring compliance. The NCDAstandard of supporting the worth, dignity, potential, and uniquenessof everyone is quite challenging to adhere to due to the diversity incharacter and beliefs of different stakeholders. The most challengingstandard to adhere to in the American Psychological Association isthe beneficence and nonmaleficence standard that strives not to doharm to those with whom an individual work with. A person’s actionmay not please everyone around them hence, it cannot influence theeffect their act has to the other party.
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