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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W59
CE Offered: BACB — 
Diversity submission Cultural Diversity and the Behavior Analyst: Addressing Ethical and Practice Efficiency Concerns
Friday, May 24, 2019
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Swissôtel, Lucerne Ballroom Level, Lucerne 1
Area: CSS/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Bobby Newman, Ph.D.
DAMALI ALEXANDER (Proud Moments), CHANIE RUBIN (Proud Moments), BOBBY NEWMAN (Proud Moments)
Description: Behavior analysts are charged by our ethical code to be aware of, and to adjust behavior, according to cultural norms. Many behavior analysts are unaware of many key issues in cultural understanding, however. This workshop will provide a framework and practice in decision-making in keeping with cultural norm sensitivity.
Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will accurately describe and adhere to relevant portions of the BACB ethics code regarding cultural diveristy. 2. Attendees will describe culturally dominant and non-privilege factors. 2. Attendees will use appropriate language and treatment plans when addressing clients and families. 3. Attendees will discriminate clinical situations they should take on and should refer.
Activities: The workshop is a mixture of lecture, media viewing and exploration, participation exercises and group experiences.
Audience: The target audience is intermediate level behavior analysts.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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