Ethics

In 2001, the Luxembourg Psychological Society (SLP) adopted an ethical code intended to provide guidance for resolving ethical dilemmas and value conflicts encountered by professional psychologists in practice (diagnosis, counselling, psychotherapy etc.) and research.

Membership in SLP implies commitment to ethical reflections in compliance with the standards of the ethical code.

Ethical code

The SLP code of ethics has as its aims the welfare and protection of the subjects with whom psychologists interact, the encouragement of ethical conduct and the guarantee of high quality psychological services. The ethical code is inspired in its structure and content by the meta-code on ethics of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA).

SLP ethical code (in French)

The SLP code of ethics is officially supported by other national psychologists' and psychotherapists' associations and the Luxemburgish Psychology Students' Association (ALEP).

Formal agreement – ALEP

Formal agreement – ALUTHECC

Formal agreement – SLPA

Advisory committee on ethics (CCD)

SLP provides consultation and support on ethical issues and adjudicates complaints of professional misconduct against members and professional psychologists. In 2006, an advisory committee on ethics (Commission consultative de déontologie professionnelle; CCD) has been installed for regularly evaluating the code and giving advice concerning its interpretation in a given context.

Internal regulations of the advisory committee on ethics (in French)

CCD members (mandated for the period 2011-2016)

  • Corinne Finkelstein
  • Alix Heyman
  • Thérése Michaelis
  • Dr Georges Steffgen
  • Paul Schroeder
  • Dr Robert Theis

Questions concerning ethical affairs may be directly submitted to the advisory committee on ethics either electronically (ccd) or by surface mail to the following address:

Soc. Lux. de Psychologie

c/o CCD

BP 1787

L-1017 Luxembourg