10.01: Informed consent must be obtained for therapy services as early as feasible. It includes limits of confidentiality, the therapeutic relationship, nature and anticipated course of therapy, fees, any third party involvement, etc.
10.02: When working with couples and families, psychologists clarify their roles and who the client is in the relationship. If called in to perform conflicting roles, clarify, modify, or withdraw accordingly.
10.03: When working with groups, describe roles and responsibilities along with limits of confidentiality.
10.04: When working with clients who are also served by others, psychologists identify potential issues and consult with the other provider if necessary.
10.05 & 10.06: Psychologists do not engage in sexual intimacies with current therapy clients or relatives of clients.
10.07: Psychologists do not take on as clients former sexual partners.
10.08: No sexual intimacies with former clients for two years after therapy has ended.
10.09: When entering into a contract, psychologists make reasonable efforts to provide appropriate resolution to clients if contract ends, with client’s welfare in mind.
10.10: Terminate therapy when client is no longer benefitting. May terminate if threatened by client or family. Provide pre-termination counseling and offer alternatives as needed.