Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W63
CE Offered: None
CANCELLED: Successful Careers and Ethical Challenges: Conversations from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
Friday, May 22, 2009
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
North 221 AB
Area: OBM/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Laura Kenneally, Ed.D.
ROBERT D. HOLDSAMBECK (Holdsambeck and Associates, Inc.), Henry S. Pennypacker (University of Florida), Darnell Lattal (Aubrey Daniels International), Andrew S. Bondy (Pyramid Educational Consultants)
Description: This workshop has its origins in the observation that one of the best ways to learn to become successful in your field is to listen to the stories of those that have traveled that path before. It is equally important to hear how the pursuit of business success can encounter ethical challenges along the way. The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is a non-profit organization dedicated to the science of ABA and its ethical applications. This event chaired by Dr. Holdsambeck, features three well known behavior analysts from CCBS who will share their successes and challenges. Dr. Pennypacker is recognized for his many scientific and academic contributions to the field of ABA. In addition, he developed a behavioral approach to breast self examination (Mamatech), that he took public. Dr. Lattal is the president of one of the first ABA consulting firms int he country (Aubrey Daniels International). She ahs written extensively on ethical issues. Dr. Bondy helped to found Pyramid Educational Systems and PECS, among other things. He has agreed to share his experiences with business and the educational community. We invite you to attend, listen, and participate as you enhance your repertoire and ethical business strategies.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to: 1. Describe an ABA approach to the issue of breast self examination 2. Describe an ABA approach to international business consulting 3. Describe an ABA approach to consulting in special education 4. Describe three ethical challenges faced in becoming a successful ABA provider 5. Apply a short ethical assessment/decision making tool to gain knowledge about how we each assess what it takes to make ethical decisions 6. Differentiate between the objectivity of our science and the subjective definitions of what makes for ethical and unethical behavior in our society
Activities: Participants will be encouraged to listen and question presenters about challenges they faced in their ABA careers. The format will be primarily lecture with time allotted for questions after the presentations.
Audience: The target audience will primarily be BCBA's, Psychologists, and others seeking information about successful careers and ethical challenges in ABA.
Content Area: Theory
Instruction Level: Basic



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