The primary function of the Ethics & Conduct Committee is to advise and counsel interested persons on general issues of policy matters and concerns. It does not consider complaints about specific individuals and their behavior. Rather, any persons bringing such complaints or concerns should be encouraged to contact the APA Ethics Office directly, and/or the appropriate governing body. In other words, the committee is not a conduit to the APA Committee for complaints against specific individuals, and such complaints should not be directed through Division 30. Unsolicited, written concerns about individuals should be returned to the complaining person (or destroyed) along with the encouragement that they contact the APA Ethics Office directly.
The current chairperson of the Ethics & Conduct Committee is Areed Barabasz, Ph.D.