Association for Behavior Analysis International

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47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Panel #446
CE Offered: BACB/QABA — 
Diversity submission Changing Culture Within the Field of ABA: Addressing the Need for Cultural Shifts Across the Field (A Scientific Framework for Compassion and Social Justice: Contributor Series)
Monday, May 31, 2021
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Area: CSS/TBA; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: R. Nicolle Nicolle Carr, Ph.D.
Chair: Shaneeria K Persaud (United Behavior Analysis, Inc.)
R. NICOLLE NICOLLE CARR (University of Oklahoma)
WAFA A. ALJOHANI (Endicott College)
CHERELLE MASCHE WILLIAMS (Florida Institute of Technology)

Neither behavior nor culture are static and as a field, we have an ethical obligation to promote an ethical culture in work environments for staff and clients (7.01) and to not engage in discriminatory practices (1.05d). As behavior analysts, are responsible for promoting culturally sensitive programming and to build the capacity for cultural responsiveness through training, supervision, and workplace values. As we broaden our consumer base, work with more diverse populations and practitioners, and with the rise of telehealth consultations, it is important to understand the many variables that should be taken into consideration when working across settings and populations. This panel will discuss frameworks for building cultural responsiveness, the implications of microaggressions, the dissemination of the services across rural settings, the ethics of culture, and breaking down professional stigmas in the field.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Intermediate ~ for BCBAs, BCaBAs, supervisors and those getting supervision.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Learn how to promote an ethical culture and recognize and address discrimination in one's workplace including microagressions; (2) Building cultural responsiveness skills to improve client outcomes (3) Learn best practices for dissemination in rural settings.
Keyword(s): Cultural Responsiveness, Culture, Diversity, Ethics



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