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Posted by on November 9, 2015


- MGL 151b (state anti-discrimination laws)

- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

- The Equal Pay Act of 1963

- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

- Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

- Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

- The Civil Rights Act of 1991

- State Commision: MA Commission Against Discrimination

- Federal Commission: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996



- AMHCA code of ethics

- ACA code of ethics

- AAMFT code of ethics

- APA code of ethics

- AMHCA 1(c)(2) (Mental Health Counselors do not condone or engage in discrimination)

- AMHCA 1(c)(1) (recognises the need to be competent and will actively attempt to understand)

- AAMFT 1.1 (MFT provide assistance without discrimination)

- AMCHA Code of Ethics 1.b.7 ( clients have the right to be treated with dignity, consideration and respect)



- learning how one’s own cultural/ethical/racial/religious identity impacts the counseling process

- use of translation services

- understanding your client demographics for proactive cultural competence


- what translation service is used

- how will minors be counselled (consent and so on)

- clients rights policy (575)

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