| Applying the New Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts Across a Variety of Service Locations: Addressing Cultural Needs and Institutional Challenges
|Sunday, May 29, 2022
|3:00 PM–4:50 PM
|Meeting Level 2; Room 204A/B
|Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
|Chair: Melissa L. Olive (Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education)
|Discussant: Joseph H. Cihon (Autism Partnership Foundation)
|CE Instructor: Melissa L. Olive, Ph.D.
This session will focus on numerous ethical challenges encountered when providing ABA therapy in a variety of service locations. Each paper will use a case study approach to highlight challenges when working with racially, linguistically, financially, and regionally diverse clients. Presenters will highlight the challenges, present the problem-solving solutions, and discuss strategies for prevention of future ethical dilemmas. ABA teams cannot prepare for every possible ethics scenario, however, using a problem-solving strategy and practicing ethical fitness regularly will help ABA providers be better equipped to respond in the moment to ethical dilemmas.
|Instruction Level: Intermediate
|Keyword(s): Ethically Fit, Ethics, Multicultural, Organizational Ethics
This is intermediate content. This is not for beginner BCBAs. This is for business owners or very seasoned behavior analysts.
|Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to describe key changes in the New Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. 2. Participants will be able to describe how ethical fitness can be developed in their own ABA practice. 3. Participants will be able to identify the problem-solving process for resolving ethical dilemmas.
| The 2020 Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts
|MELISSA L. OLIVE (Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education)
|Abstract: This paper will review the changes from the 2016 BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code to the 2020 Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. This paper will introduce the term ethically fit (Rosenberg & Schwartz, 2019). This paper will also discuss the role of collaboration and and Coordination of care. Finally, this paper will review the use of the problem solving approach for resolving ethical dilemmas.
Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services Internationally: Ethical Considerations, Challenges and Solutions
|PAMELA PEREZ (PBS Powered by Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education), Maria Arizmendi (Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education)
Using the case study method, this paper will highlight some of the challenges and creative solutions to providing ABA services internationally. Given that 85% of the world’s population with autism resides in the developing world, there is a great need to provide services and train new clinicians in the developing world. Clinicians serving the developing world may encounter unique considerations and challenges in providing effective and ethical services abroad. This paper will explore how clinicians can best serve and support individuals, families and communities throughout the world to provide services with populations with the greatest needs.
Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services in a Diverse Region: Ethical Challenges and Solutions
|AMANDA BLOOM (PBS Powered by Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education), Maria Arizmendi (Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education)
This paper will also utilize a case study approach to highlight the ethical challenges of providing ABA therapy in the Miami area. Clinicians working in this part of Florida may encounter racially and linguistically diverse families and their children and this diversity requires that clinicians be well-informed of the populations with whom they serve. The presenters will also discuss common ethical dilemmas associated with fraudulent activities within the field, specifically in South Florida. This paper will highlight how Clinical Directors and Clinical Managers can better support their BCBAs and Technicians in the delivery of ABA services with diverse clients.
Providing Applied Behavior Analysis in a Large Applied Behavior Analysis Company: Ethical Considerations Across 12 States and 1,000+ Employees
|STEPHEN WOOD (Cultivate Behavior Management Corporation ), Melissa L. Olive (Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education)
This paper will highlight specific ethical challenges encountered by large scale ABA organizations. With over 1000 employees in 12 states, we have experienced a unique set of ethical dilemmas that have required both timely and thoughtful consideration. The presenter will highlight how the problem-solving strategy may be used to help clinicians manage ethical challenges within large scale organizations, across a wide variety of culturally, linguistically, and financially diverse families and children. Strategies for incorporating ethical decision making into daily practice are considered with the goal of increasing both organizational and clinician ethical fitness.