Council for Vocational Law
Undefined job requirements and uncertain vocational titles are two of the main obstacles, that psychologists and psychology students face, preventing them from secure employment and providing service that is concerned with benefits of the society.

The fundamental demands of the struggle for an occupational law are to secure the vocational title of the psychologists; to stop the limitations brought to psychologists’ areas of work; to create more work options; to guarantee occupational education free of charge; to render control over psychological service possible so that it can be eligible and beneficial to the society.

TODAP Council for Vocational Law aims to support the association in its struggle for an occupational law in this framework, to define and discuss the points of discussion on the subject and to help the plans be brought to life. Through this perspective, it makes an effort to create the largest and the most eligible opportunity of solidarity in the field.

The fundamental rules that the council has based its view on takes its roots from a social and labor oriented approach. These rules are stated below:
  • Those who graduate from bachelor’s degree in psychology are eligible for the title psychologist without any other requirements.
  • Occupational education provided through undergraduate education whose quality has been raised, in-service training and the ones that provided by the professional chambers and the union and are free of charge should be given freely by associations.
  • Those who graduate from psychology with a bachelor’s degree should be eligible to use the title ‘psychologist’ and those who have different undergrad degrees cannot use this title even though they have graduated from grad and/or doctorate programs in psychology.
  • Psychological services should be conducted guaranteeing the benefits of service giver, the service taker and the community so that nobody involved in the process directly or indirectly. This service cannot include discrimination against sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnical identity, religious belief, disbelief or political thoughts.
  • Defining what psychological services are prevents providing or imposing services that are not within its definition.
  • Freelance cannot be regarded as superior to contract-based institutional jobs, thus it cannot be based on different agreements. Those who have bachelor’s degree in psychology should be free to work freelance just as they are free to work in private or governmental organizations.
  • The duty of psychologist chambers and union is to protect the rights of psychologists and psychology students and become a part of the vocational and social solidarity. One of its main missions is to make occupational education qualitative, free of charge and achievable.
  • The occupational organization aims to protect both parties who receive and deliver psychological services.
  • The occupational organization should have an independent committee of women and this committee should supervise the organization’s acts.
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