2.3.3. Accountability

2.3.3. Accountability

Who is accountable for the psychological report is indicated in the file (Article 35, “Rendering of account”). The psychologist makes note of the locations of their findings (sources from the literature, their own research, and so on) as long as these are not cited in the manual of a psychodiagnostic instrument. If the interpretation deviates considerably from what is listed in the manual and there is no such location, the psychologist makes a note of the deduction or induction of theirs that has led to the finding, so that it can be reproduced on request.

The information contained in the report, and the findings it makes, should be limited to what is relevant in view of the question as it is phrased for the assessment (see Article 97, “Limiting Reports to essential Data”). For example, in the case of an assessment of fitness, the criterion for assessment, such as the job requirements (for example, “University of applied sciences working and thinking level”), is clearly marked.

When the psychologist is commissioned by a third party to carry out the assessment, they will have to establish that, prior to the assessment, both the client and the third party had the same information at their disposal, such as on the phrasing of the question for the assessment, and the purpose and the design of the assessment (see Article 64, “The same information for External Principal and Client”).