From time to time, CAP issues practice guidelines (formerly professional guidelines) in critical or complex areas to guide members and promote competent and ethical practice. Practice guidelines are a bridge between the general aspirational intent of the Canadian Psychological Association's Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists and the minimum requirements set by the Standards of Practice.
(Former guidelines integrated: Informed Consent for Minors, Mature Minors & Informed Consent for Services)
(Former practice guildeline integrated: Control and Use of Tests by Psychologists. Former practice alert integrated: Involved Third Party Observers and Psychological Assessments)
(Former practice alerts integrated: Access to a Deceased Client’s File, Rationale for Records, Retention of Records)
(Former practice guideline integrated: Self-Regulation in the Profession of Psychology. Former practice alert integrated: Practice Outside Jurisdictional Boundaries. )
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A number of documents govern the regulation of the profession of psychology and documents and resources are developed in order to promote competent and ethical practice and to guide its members.
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