Informed Consent

Consent to Act as a Human Subject


Project Title: Consultation and Collaboration in School Psychologists’ Ethical Problem-Solving


Description and Explanation of Procedures:

This survey aims to collect information about school psychologists’ experiences with ethical dilemmas. Specifically, you will be asked about your use of problems-solving models and consultation/collaboration when encountering ethical dilemmas in your school psychology practice. The survey should take about 5 to 15 minutes of your time.


To participate in this study, you must be 18 years of age and a school psychologist. Your participation is completely voluntary. Should you decide not to participate, or should you decide to discontinue participation at any point in time, you may do so without penalty or prejudice.


Risks and Discomforts:

No personal data will be collected in the survey. There should be no risk or discomfort through sensitive disclosures.

Potential Benefits:

Your participation in this study will lead to a clearer picture of what ethical problem-solving looks like in practice, including the barriers school psychologists face when engaging in ethical problem-solving. While there are no direct benefits, the results of this study could inform training, professional development, and standards of practice of school psychologists.


Compensation and Treatment for Injury:

There is no compensation for participating in the study. Although the survey is not expected to cause any discomfort, should you feel uneasy about the questions asked, you may contact Dr. Jillian Dawes ( who will direct you to appropriate resources.



By selecting to start the survey or checking the box below, I am providing my consent to participate in the study.

Question Title

* 1. I am at least 18 years of age and consent to participate in the study.