Association for Behavior Analysis International

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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #299
CE Offered: BACB — 
Unethical, Dysfunctional Supervision Practices Exposed: A Panel Discussion
Sunday, May 26, 2019
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Hyatt Regency East, Ballroom Level, Grand Ballroom EF
Area: PCH/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D.
Chair: Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University)
MARY JANE WEISS (Endicott College)
THOMAS L. ZANE (University of Kansas)
JON S. BAILEY (Florida State University)

This panel is a continuation of previous presentations at ABAI regarding Behavior Analysts Who Are Behaving Badly. This year we will focus on the Ethics of Supervision. For this panel we have brought together three behavior analysis ethicists who are regularly sought after concerning the practice of behavior analysis through the site as well as other sources. To demonstrate the range of approaches used and opinions offered, recent supervision questions will be presented, each panelist will offer their guidance, we will then debate the merits of our various often differing, approaches. Toward the end of the session we will open the floor to questions from the audience and again each ethicist will respond so that the range of tactics and strategies will be apparent.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

The target audience is both supervisors who need to learn about inappropriate and unethical practices as well as supervisees who need to know what to watch out for and what to do in the case that they are a victim of unscrupulous supervision practices.

Learning Objectives: 1. Members of the audience will be able to list three common ethical violations that supervisors commit with their supervisees. 2. Members of the audience will be able to describe the appropriate steps to take if they are the supervisee victim of unethical practices. 3. Members of the audience will be able to describe steps to be taken in an organization to prevent unethical supervision practices.



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