Association for Behavior Analysis International

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #398
CE Offered: BACB — 
Ethicists Deconstruct Unethical Conduct
Monday, May 28, 2018
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom DE
Area: PRA/PCH; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Thomas L. Zane, Ph.D.
Chair: Thomas L. Zane (University of Kansas)
THOMAS L. ZANE (University of Kansas)
MARY JANE WEISS (Endicott College)

This panel is a continuation of previous panel discussions at ABAI on Behavior Analysts Behaving Badly. This year we will present ethics cases and deconstruct them in front of the audience so they can see how we approach unethical conduct. An ethicist is a professional who is sought after for ethical advice and counsel; For this panel we have brought together three such behavior analysis ethicists who are regularly consulted to provide guidance on complex cases of unethical conduct. 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.

Target Audience:

The target audience is BCBAs who are practicing in schools, homes and the community as well as clinics and agencies.

Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to determine the basic principle underlying the ethics case, e.g. client right to treatment, conflict of interest, confidentiality. 2. Participants will be able to deconstruct the case into its basic elements and identify them. 3. Participants will be able to arrive at an ethical solution based on the underlying principle, basic elements, and specific items of the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Codes.



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