Objectives. The paper is aimed at presenting the psychologists' job characteristics that would justify inclusion of this group among the so-called freelance professions.
Discussion. The history of scientific psychology in Poland goes back to over a century. Regulations concerning the psychological profession were not taken under consideration by successive legislative authorities almost throughout the 1900s. The present situation seems interesting for some reasons. Firstly, a new corporation has emerged that is to represent the interests of a quite dynamic professional group. Moreover, the number of „young" psychologists increases every year, while in the Polish society facing the new challenges of transformation there is a growing tendency to seek psychological help.
Conclusions. The Act on the Psychological Profession and Professional Self-Government of Psychologists of June 8th 2001 has been in force since January 1st 2006. It should be remembered though that this implies not only rights but also numerous duties for those pursuing the profession of psychology.