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Relevant Regulations

The professional ethics of psychotherapists are the foundation of psychotherapy, and their importance even overrides all therapists and techniques.

Professional ethics refers to the norms that professional practitioners should follow in their practical work, and this norm must be agreed upon by all professionals to maintain and protect the most basic rights and well-being of those who work with them.

In addition, national and regional laws also restrict professionals, but psychologists must comply with ethical laws if they are based on standards of conduct that are higher than the legal requirements. When an ethical code directly contradicts a law, regulation, or other high-level law enforcement agency, psychologists must demonstrate their commitment to ethical law and take steps to resolve the conflict in a responsible manner." (Deciphering the Ethics Law: A Practical Guidebook for Psychologists, 2006)

Since there is no consensus on ethics laws in The local area, readers are invited to refer to the existing local laws first, and also refer to the ethics laws and regulations established in neighboring regions and overseas countries to protect the rights and interests of themselves, individual cases and others.

Hong Kong Regulations

Taiwan Regulations

The Psychologist's Law

Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Psychologist Law

Mental Health Act

Taiwan Counseling and Counseling Institute Consulting Professional Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct for Clinical Psychologists

Overseas Regulations

World Health Organization

The WHO mental health policy and service guidance package

United States

The American Psychological Association (APA): Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct

United Kingdom

Code of practice: Mental Health Act 1983

The British Psychological Society: Code of Ethics and Conduct (2018)

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