WHEREAS the Psychology profession has the potential to serve as a key driver in human development in our communities, countries, regions and the world;
RECOGNIZING the critical role of Psychology in policy development, advocacy, continuing professional development, teaching, research, publication, outreach services and other forms of intervention;
RECOGNIZING the strength of Psychology as an agent for change, development and empowerment of individuals and communities;
RECOGNIZING the value of mutual collaboration towards the achievement of these goals;
To these ends the Psychological Society of Kenya (PSK), which is a learned Society and professional body; the authoritative and public voice for the discipline of Psychology (and related fields) in the Republic of Kenya; the one and only umbrella body of all Psychologists (Mental Health Professionals) committed to the development and advancement of Psychology as a science, a profession and a means of promoting human dvelopment in Kenya and the rest of the world, was founded.
Psychologists are committed to increasing scientific and professional knowledge of behavior and people's understanding of themselves and others and to the use of such knowledge to improve the condition of individuals, organizations, and society. Psychologists respect and protect civil and human rights and the central importance of freedom of inquiry and expression in research, teaching, and publication. They strive to help the public in developing informed judgments and choices concerning human behavior. In doing so, they perform many roles, such as researcher, educator, diagnostician, therapist, supervisor, consultant, administrator, social interventionist, and expert witness. This Ethics Code provides a common set of principles and standards upon which psychologists build their professional and scientific work.