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.


35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W57
CE Offered: BACB
Do the Right Thing: Ethical Considerations in Clinical Practice
Friday, May 22, 2009
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
North 130
Area: CSE/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Yvonne EM Bruinsma, Ph.D.
ADA C. HARVEY (Florida Institute of Technology), GUY S. BRUCE (Florida Institute of Technology & Appealing Solutions, LLC), Mark T. Harvey (Florida Institute of Technology)
Description: Behavior Analysts have the power to help or hurt their clients. What course of action is in the long-term best interests of your clients? What are those interests and who should define them? We will present a set of case studies that illustrate the types of ethical problems that you may encounter as a practitioner. You will have the opportunity to use ethical principles to solve these problems. Take this workshop to satisfy the BCBA requirement for 3 CEUs of Ethics.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will know how to perform the following skills: 1)Given real-life examples of ethical problems that practitioners must solve, participants will select the course of action that is in the best long-term interest of their clients. 2)Given recommended solutions to ethical problems, participants will state the reasons they chose a particular course of action, justifying their decisions in terms of the long-term best interest of their clients.
Activities: Participants will be provided with a variety of real-life ethical problems and opportunities to use ethical guidelines to evaluate different courses of action in terms of their impact on the long-term best interests of their clients.
Audience: Practitioners of behavior analysis who work in clinical, educational or organizational settings
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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