Information about the Practice of Psychology from ASPPB
Every year thousands of people visit psychologists or psychological
assistants to help them better understand themselves, their
relationships with others and enhance their ability to deal with
personal problems. If you think you may need to see a psychologist, the
information on this website can help you. It will describe what
psychologists do and how they are trained. It will provide guidance for
choosing a psychologist and explain what a psychologist should and
should not do. It also will tell you about your legal rights and what to
do if you think your psychologist has broken the law, overstepped
professional boundaries, or in some other way acted unethically.
Be aware that every jurisdiction may have differences in laws and rules
regarding the practice of psychology and licensed professionals. The
information contained in this section is general information. If you
have a question regarding a particular licensed psychologist, please
check with the licensing authority (board or college) in the state, province, territory where the individual is licensed to obtain specific answers to your question.