Understanding the APA Code of Ethics

At Kaimana Psychology, I adhere to the ethical guidelines established by the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA Code of Ethics outlines principles and standards that guide Psychologists and Psychological professionals in their practice, research, and interactions with clients and the public. It emphasizes the importance of confidentiality, informed consent, integrity, and respect for individuals’ rights and dignity. My commitment to upholding the APA Code of Ethics ensures that services are delivered with the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethical responsibility. I strive to prioritize the well-being and rights of those I serve, maintaining a foundation of trust, respect, and ethical conduct in all our interactions and practices.


Risks and Benefits of Treatment

Counselling and psychotherapy involve a compassionate process that acknowledges the potential challenges you may encounter. It is important to be aware that during this journey, you may revisit unpleasant events, experience unfamiliar sensations, or find yourself lacking the motivation to engage in treatment tools and homework. It’s understandable that these aspects can be uncomfortable. Throughout the therapeutic process, you may encounter issues or aspects of yourself that stir discomfort. It’s worth noting that counselling can lead to unforeseen changes in your relationships and may even push you beyond your comfort zone. However, these explorations and expansions of your emotional and psychological flexibility are carried out with utmost care and compassion.

By embarking on this treatment journey, you open yourself up to a range of potential benefits. One of the significant advantages is an enhanced ability to manage your symptoms and navigate life more effectively, equipping you with improved coping strategies to handle various stressors and life challenges. Moreover, the therapeutic process can provide you with a deeper understanding of yourself, your values, and your goals. This self-awareness empowers you to create meaningful changes that lead to a more fulfilling and purposeful life.

Please remember that your participation in therapy is entirely voluntary, and you possess the right to withdraw your consent and participation at any time. However, it is important to acknowledge that if you were referred to my services through a third party, there may be additional considerations and risks beyond what I am aware of. For any questions or concerns related to withdrawal from therapy, I encourage you to reach out to a representative from the third party directly.