The relationship between a psychologist and his/her client is based on trust. After all, this plays a major role in achieving successful results. Registration as a psychologist benefits this trust in three ways.
Distinguishing quality label
The registration of a psychologist helps protect the quality of services of psychologists. Via his/her registration, the psychologist informs his/her clients or patients that he/she is properly trained and keeps close track of new developments in the field.
More solid base thanks to the code of ethics
The registration is linked to the code of ethics for psychologists. This offers psychologists handles for the correct practice of their profession. A registered psychologist undertakes to meet his/her duties as best he/she can and to act as carefully in his/her profession as possible.
More protection through disciplinary power
A registered psychologist is linked to the Disciplinary Committee. This assesses whether he or she sufficiently meets the duties of his/her code of ethics. If a psychologist has lost track, this disciplinary body takes action and offers a contact point. Thanks to the watchful eye of this authority, the whole professional group gets the chance to adjust its ethical actions and rectify errors where necessary.