Ethics are the standards of behavior that we hold as individuals and groups, telling us how we should act in life both personally and professionally. They are our value system in practice. In our professional lives, ethics define what it means to be a good professional in one’s chosen field. Within behavioral health professions, there are numerous ethical codes of conduct designed to guide the practitioners in the ethical principles of their specialty within the larger field of behavioral health. Placing an emphasis on ethical practice protects customers and clients from abuse and mistreatment and hold professionals accountable. This course discusses ethical practice, both in general as well as in behavioral health field. Specifically, we will explore the scale and scope of professional ethics and guidelines for professional decision-making.