Psychologists must precede the ethical principles that prevent them from deceiving their clients, meaning the psychologist cannot mislead a patient for the great of the psychologist. However, deception among psychologists may fall under different antithetic codes when conducting research and practice.
Psychologists even have certain rules and codes they need to follow and obey with regard to the protection of the general public also because of the protection of their clients. The moral principles were put in situ, not just for the advantage of psychological state professionals, but to guard the clients, the families, associates and hence the general public.
The code of ethics was created to guard the general public and therefore the psychologist from any abuses that are the results of mishandling a situation. Physical, financial and emotional situations are always protected with the code of ethics. There are several subcategories that are explained and enclosed within the ethics code starting from the misappropriation or Embezzlement of funds and/or billing procedures to the events that have got to occur during the termination of therapy.
The code of ethics has particular and specific rules regarding conflict of interest for both the psychologist and therefore the client.
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