A model for integrated ethics consultation

Michael C. Gottlieb, Mitchell M. Handelsman, Samuel Knapp

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Psychologists are socialized to seek consultation to improve patient welfare, deal more effectively with students and trainees, and maintain ethical standards in research. In this article we propose an integrated model for ethics consultation that augments traditional models of risk management and ethical decision making with more recent research on heuristics, biases, and the role of emotions in cognitive processes. Specifically, we offer a model in which consultation is often a multifaceted and multilevel process that occurs over time. We present the model along with examples in the hope that it will assist consultants and their consultees arrive at better decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-313
Number of pages7
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013


  • Conflict of interest
  • Consultation
  • Ethical decision making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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