2.1.2. Consultation

2.1.2 Consultation

The psychologist takes cognisance of the principal’s question, and assesses whether they can answer the question in the form it is given in, or whether it must be reworded. They also determine whether there are any ethical obstacles, including professional ones, to answering the question. Consultation on the purpose and scope of the professional relationship with the client – or with the principal or external principal and the client if the latter is not a principal –takes place before the assessment starts (see Article 64, “The same information for External Principal and Client”, and Article 65, “Consultation on the details of the Professional Relationship”). Consultations may take place both orally and in writing.