Dr. Gottlieb practices forensic and family psychology in Dallas, Texas. He is Board Certified in Family Psychology [ABPP] and is a Fellow of the American Psychology/Law Society as well as four other divisions of the American Psychological Association. He is a Clinical Professor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he teaches professional ethics, and an Honorary Clinical Professor at Texas Woman's University. He is a Past-President of the Dallas and Texas Psychological Associations, The American Board of Family Psychology and The Academy of Family Psychology. Also, he completed terms on the American Psychological Association's: Ethics Committee; Committee on Professional Practice and Standards; and Council of Representatives (two terms). Presently, he is a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Board of Professional Psychology. An active scholar, Dr. Gottlieb writes on applied ethics and the psychology/law interface. He has written or co-written forty peer reviewed articles and book chapters, presented over eighty original papers, offered more than 100 professional workshops locally, nationally and internationally and has received over thirty awards for his professional accomplishments and service. He was the Editor of Family Law Psychology Briefs, and serves on the Editorial Board of eight scholarly journals. He has testified or consulted in fifteen states, four federal jurisdictions, and consults regarding forensic psychology issues to a variety of individuals and institutions including the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Recently, he has made presentations to The Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the National Judicial Institute of Canada, and two ABA/APA National Conferences on Children and the Law. He was recently appointed to the working group on Ethics and Standards of the joint APA/ABA Collaboration on Children, Families, Divorce, and Custody.


Univ of Illinois @ Urbana-Cham (1964), Psychology
Graduate School
Depaul University (1966), Clinical Psychology
Graduate School
Texas Tech University (1972), Counseling Psychology

Research Interest

  • Boundary Issues
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Multiple Relations


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear: A primary prevention approach to ethical decision making.
Crowley, J. & Gottlieb, M.C. PPRP 2012 43 65-72
Improving ethical practice of telemedicine-based neuropsychological assessment: Proposed Practice Guidelines.
Grosch, M., Gottlieb, M.C., and Cullum, C. M. TCN 2011 25 1119-1133
Non-rational processes in ethical decision making
Rogerson, M.D., Gottlieb, M.C., Handelsman, M.M., Knapp, S. & Younggren, J.N. AP 2011 66 614-623
Multiple Relations in Supervsion: Guidance for administrators, supervisors and students
Gottlieb, M. Robinson, K., & Younggren, J. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice Summer 2007 33 241-247


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology

Knapp, S., Gottlieb, M.C., Handelsman, M.M., VandeCreek, L. (Eds.) (Ed.) (2011). Washington, DC, American Psychological Association

Honors & Awards

  • Outstandling Lifetime Contribution Award
    American Board of Professional Psychology (2004)
  • Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award
    Texas Psychological Association (2003)
  • Distinguished Practitioner - Medallion Member
    National Academies of Practice (2000)
  • Fellow
    American Psychology/Law Society (2000)
  • Distinguished Psychologist
    Academy of Family Psychology (1996)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Bar Association-Associate
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • National Academies of Practice