Association for Behavior Analysis International

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40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Workshop #W63
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Responding to Ethical Dilemmas in Everyday Practice
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
W175a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Rebecca Thompson, Ph.D.
REBECCA THOMPSON (Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc.), MARY HOPTON-SMITH (Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc.)
Description: This intermediate-level workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to practice applying the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts to ethical dilemmas that arise in the everyday practice of applied behavior analysis. After briefly reviewing the BACB guidelines, participants will break up into small groups to review case scenarios, identify which guidelines are relevant to each scenario, and discuss how they would respond to the ethical dilemmas in each scenario. The small discussion groups will then report back to the entire group to compare their responses to each scenario. This workshop is intended to be interactive and assumes that participants are already familiar with the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts. The presenters will have case scenarios prepared for the workshop, but participants are also invited to come prepared with scenarios they would like to discuss with the group.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) describe each of the guidelines in the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts, (2)identify which guidelines are relevant to a specific ethical dilemma, and (3) describe responses to ethical dilemmas that are consistent with the BACB guidelines.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through guided practice and group discussion.
Audience: Licensed psychologists, BCBAs, BCaBAs, BCBA candidates, and ABA clinicians.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Ethics



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