When the conflict of interest arises, a psychologist should withdraw from helping the patient for the greater good of the patient. In conclusion, psychologists should adhere to ethics that guide this great field so that it can continue assisting families and societies in dealing with challenges. Adhering to principles will always ensure that welfare of patients; society and the psychologist get protected. Practitioners in the area of ethics need education on the importance of ethics in the future so that they can adhere to them (Waring, Bore & Munro, 2003).
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