Bringing Self-Awareness into Theory & Practice

Ethics

Professional standards

Psychology is a regulated profession in Australia. This means that people who call themselves a psychologist or say they are practising as a psychologist must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and must adhere to certain standards to keep their registration. The PsyBA website includes a register of psychologists, so that you may check whether a person is registered. Psychologists must provide professional services according to a strict code of ethics, written by the Australian Psychological Society.