Article 102 Professional and personal limitations
Psychologists must recognise their professional and personal limitations and be open about them. They must call in expert advice and support and refer Clients if necessary.
Article 103 Limits of psychologists’ own expertise
Psychologists must take the limits of their own expertise into account in their Professional Activities and may not take on any Assignments for which they lack the necessary expertise.
Article 104 Limits of the practice of psychology
All Assignments must be based on a clearly described objective or question. Psychologists may not take on any Assignment whose objective or question does not fall within the scope of the practice of psychology. They may also not do so if the available methods and techniques are inadequate for an appropriate intervention or response to the question.
If psychologists are given such an Assignment, they must consult with the Principal in order to reformulating the objective or question before accepting the Assignment.
Article 105 Qualification
Psychologists may use only methods for which they are qualified by their education, training and/or experience.
Article 106 Professional accountability for Professional Activities
Psychologists must be able to account for their Professional Activities in the light of the state of the science at the time of those activities, as described in professional literature.
Article 107 Prevention of reduced capability to soundly practise psychology
Insofar as possible, psychologists must recognise at an early stage signs that indicate personal, mental or physical problems that threaten to have a negative effect on their Professional Activities. They must call in expert advice and support in good time in order to prevent or reduce the problems.
Article 108 Discontinuation of Professional Activities in the case of reduced capability
If their mental, physical or judicious capabilities are affected or diminished in such a way as to hinder the sound practice of psychology, psychologists must discontinue their Professional Activities for as long as that situation continues.