Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W66
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Ethics for Behavior Analysts
Saturday, May 27, 2006
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: CSE; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D.
JON S. BAILEY (Behavior Management Consultants, Inc./Florida State University/Florida Association of Behavior Analysis), MARY R. BURCH (Instructional Strategies Unlimited)
Description: This workshop will provide participants with a basic foundation in ethics for behavior analysts. Topics will include nine core ethical principles, how to write an ethical behavior plan, and what makes behavior analysts unique with regard to ethics. The BACB Guidelines will be covered in detail.
Learning Objectives: 1. Briefly describe three key issues in the early history of �behavior modification� that caused serious ethical problems for the field; 2. Articulate at least six of the nine core values of the scientist/practitioner behavior analysts who is striving for responsible conduct; 3. Outline at least five features of the practice of behavior analysis that makes it unique in the human services; 4. Give at least five examples of common, everyday situations that can compromise the ethics of a behavior analyst and they will be able to describe how to handle each situation.
Activities: The workshop will involve PowerPoint presentations, active learning activities such as, "Ethics games people play" and analyzing ethics scenarios.
Audience: Board Certified Behavior Analysts who are currently practicing.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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