Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #49
CE Offered: BACB
Addressing Ethical Dilemmas for the Behavior Analyst: An Interactive Panel Discussion of Ethics Using Video Recorded Scenarios
Saturday, May 28, 2022
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Meeting Level 1; Room 156C
Area: PCH; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Justin A. DiDomenico, M.S.
Chair: Justin A. DiDomenico (Brett DiNovi & Associates, LLC)
DEBBIE RUFF (Brett DiNovi & Associates California)
BRIANNA SNYDER (Brett DiNovi and Associates)
TIMOTHY HINCHEY (Brett DiNovi and Associates)

It is essential for practitioners of behavior analysis to regularly examine their responses to ethical dilemmas, especially in light of the new ethics code to be released in January of 2022 by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). At times, behavior analysts can find themselves in precarious situations that challenge the core values and principles of applied behavior analysis, and the ethical decision may not be clearly evident or previously addressed in the ethics code. In this interactive panel discussion, participants will be presented with short, video recoded scenarios that represent such situations, and given the opportunity to discuss the most appropriate ethical response to each scenario. Panelists will field questions, provide guidance and equip participants with pertinent BACB standards and research to assist in making the most appropriate ethical decisions. The panelists from Brett DiNovi and Associates NJ and California have years of experience navigating ethical dilemmas. They will offer their respective expertise to answer audience members’ questions about the BACB ethical code and common ethical scenarios and dilemmas.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

BCBAs or BCaBAs with 1-3 years experience

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) identify ethical indicators from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) 2022 code; (2) navigate ethical challenges presented as related to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service delivery; (3) analyze key distinctions in ethical dilemmas presented in video scenarios.
Keyword(s): BACB 2022, Ethics, Video Scenarios



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