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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W29
CE Offered: BACB/PSY/QABA — 
CANCELED: Marijuana, Client Abuse, and Coursework: Applying the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Janet L. Montgomery, M.S.
JANET L. MONTGOMERY (ABA Technologies, Inc.; Florida Institute of Techn), CHRISTI A. REED (ABA Technologies Inc.; Florida Institute of Techno), EMILY MEYER (ABA Technologies Inc.; Florida Institute of Technology)
Description: Behavior analysts face dilemmas every day without obvious professional or ethical solutions. Practitioners have a science to help change behavior, but this isn't enough. Surrounding ethical contingencies must be considered when selecting the best course of action. The BACB's Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts provides an excellent resource. The code should guide decisions so that the best interest and well-being of the client is always prioritized. Application of the compliance code is not always clear-cut or easy, however, the code elements provide a backdrop for ethical decision making. Practice using the code will assist the practitioner in exploring appropriate options. This workshop will highlight a variety of real-life examples with identification of applicable code elements and options for resolution. Scenarios will include the areas of child welfare, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, applied behavior analysis clinics, controversial medical interventions, supervision, and academic settings. Participants will have the opportunity to interact, discuss and apply code elements to existing workshop scenarios in addition to reviewing audience generated ethical challenges.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify ethical violations in a given scenario; (2) identify the applicable code element(s) from the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts related to the scenario; (3) identify possible solutions or actions given an applied scenario; (4) discuss ethical dilemmas from personal clinical applications and related code elements.
Activities: The workshop includes lecture, discussion, small group breakout with opportunities for audience presentation.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for practicing BCaBAs and BCBAs at all levels interested in additional BACB Code Practice.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): BACB Code, Ethics, Scenarios



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