Association for Behavior Analysis International

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48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #210
CE Offered: BACB/QABA — 
Ethics
To What Extent Does the BACB Code of Ethics Protect Clients and Practitioners?
Sunday, May 29, 2022
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Meeting Level 2; Room 258C
Area: AUT/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Justin Leaf, Ph.D.
Chair: Melissa Saunders (Creative Interventions)
JUSTIN LEAF (Autism Partnership Foundation)
AMANDA N. KELLY (BEHAVIORBABE)
ROBERT ROSS (Beacon ABA Services)
Abstract:

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) was established in 1998 in order to certify individuals who are practicing within the field of behavior analysis. To protect the rights and dignity of consumers, practitioners and society the BACB® has established the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (BACB, 2020). The ethics code is important as a guiding document to early career and seasoned practitioners within the field. The ethical responsibilities set forth by the BACB (2020), though essential, may seem impossible to uphold given the wide spectrum of potential ethical violations. With the increase in social media use for professional activities, there’s an increased likelihood of encountering potential violations. Additionally, how one navigates ethical violations may vary from practitioner to practitioner. Further, the consequences that one faces with ethical violations seems to vary. Thus, the purpose of this panel is to have an open discussion about the code of ethics, how professionals can navigate the code of ethics, and what protection (if any) does the code is provide in protecting our clients/consumers and practitioners. The panel will be interactive between the panelists and audience members.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

The audience members should have in depth knowledge of the BACB cod and the audience members should have completed their supervision training.

Learning Objectives: (1) At the conclusion of this panel, participants will be able to identify three ways which the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts can protect consumers and participants. (2) At the conclusion of this panel, participants will be able to identify three ways to respond to potential ethical violations that occur via social media. (3) At the conclusion of this panel, participants will be able to describe a decision making model of how to respond when an ethical violation has been brought up against them.
 

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