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47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

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Paper Session #181
Diversity submission Establishing Equitable Policies in a Diverse Workplace
Sunday, May 30, 2021
9:00 AM–9:25 AM
Online
Area: OBM
Instruction Level: Basic
Chair: Tedi Renee Teabout (ABA Adaptive Services)
 
Diversity submission Establishing Equitable Policies in a Diverse Workplace
Domain: Theory
TEDI RENEE TEABOUT (ABA Adaptive Services), Krista M. Clancy (University Pediatricians Autism Center)
 
Abstract: In recent years the BACB has taken a closer look at diversity in the field of ABA. However, according to a study published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 2019, while the majority of board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) respondents felt diversity training is extremely important, respondents reported little to no training in this area. In 2013, Tanka and Fong highlighted the need for multicultural awareness in the International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy. This presentation will highlight the journey of a minority established ABA clinic in a predominantly caucasian/affluent area of southern California. This presentation will also cover the use of consultation and collaboration with other experienced clinical professionals to produce policies and procedures that are equitable for employees and clients (Boundaries of Competence 1.02(b) in the Responsible Conduct of Behavior Analysts and Consultation 2.03(b) in Behavior Analysts’ Responsibility to Clients).
 
 

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