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 #W35
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
What are the Top Ten Ethical Problems for Behavior Analysts?
Friday, May 22, 2009
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
North 224 B
Area: CSE/TPC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: R.M. "Duke" Schell, Ph.D.
R. M. (DUKE) SCHELL (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center)
Description: This workshop will focus on the relationship between the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's (BACB) "Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts" and the BACB's "Professional Disciplinary Standards". Data from the BACB and other sources will be reviewed and discussed by the participants to apply in their everyday use of applied behavior analysis. The "Guidelines" and "Standards" will also be discussed in view of their impact on the ethical use of behavior analytic practices. In addition the participants will review case examples that raise questions of ethical responsibility specifically in the context of non-behavior analytic procedures and therapies that may be provided to people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: 1. describe and discuss the relationship between the BACB's "Guidelines" and "Standards". 2. apply knowledge of the "Guidelines" and "Standards" to their everyday practice. 3. use professional colleagues to discuss and resolve issues raised by the "Guidelines" and "Standards". 4. use the "Guidelines" and "Standards" to solve ethical dilemmas in their practice.
Activities: Activities for the workshop participants will include the direct presentation of information, solicited and directed questions to participants about their own experiences, and small group discussions and presentations of case examples of ethical problems.
Audience: This workshop is intended for professional clinicians including BCBAs, BCABAs, psychologists, special educators and administrators concerned with the ethical use of applied behavior analysis.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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