2.2.1. Invitation to the client

2.2.1 Invitation to the client

The client is invited personally, and preferably in writing (on paper or digitally), to the assessment. If a situation arises where it is not possible to give a written invitation to the client, the invitation is given in the most appropriate alternative way. Before the assessment starts, the client is informed, preferably in writing, of its purpose, of the method used for it, of how reporting will be done, how access is obtained, how an objection to the psychological report can be filed, how any correction needed to the report can be obtained, and how the principal or external principal or the referrer (if there is one) is informed of the results of the assessment. Only then can the client give informed consent for the assessment to be administered (see Article 62, “Establishing or continuing the Professional Relationship”, and Article 63, “Information on the establishment and continuation of the Professional Relationship”).

In the case of juveniles (those under 16 years of age) or legally incapable clients, the parents or other legal representatives of the client should be informed in writing, preferably in advance. The emphasis, however, remains on the self-determination of the client (see Article 60, “Respectful conduct in the case of limited self-determination”).