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Law and Ethics in Psychology

Inter-Ed is involved in the publishing, promotion and selling of books that would of value to psychologists and mental health professionals based in South Africa and internationally. Inter-Ed also runs CPD-compliant workshops and online courses based on these books, in South Africa.


Law and Ethics in Psychology

Law and Ethics in Psychology: An International Perspective, Third Edition by Alfred Allan (2016)

Prof Alfred Allan has done an extensive research into comparative ethical systems for psychology in English speaking countries, including South Africa, the USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.

He has found that the legal and ethical principles regulating the behaviour of psychologists are substantially similar.

This book examines the largely common legal and ethical principles and applies them to the practice of psychotherapy.



Inter-Ed offers both local based workshops and online courses available to national and international audiences. Both the workshops and online courses have been designed to be based on the book, helping mental health professionals in South Africa gain confidence in their work while gaining ethical CPD points needed for their membership with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) annually



Through counselling psychologist, Dr Sharon Truter’s desire to gain knowledge, she stumbled upon the thesis of Alfred Allan, who had done his doctorate in law and ethics in Psychology. After finding its contents so valuable for her field, Dr Truter soon realised that the availability of resources and books as practical as this one in South Africa, was limited and thus Inter-Ed was started.