Association for Behavior Analysis International

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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #463
CE Offered: BACB — 
Ethics in Organizational Behavior Management: A Discussion of Leadership, Regulation, and a Call to Action
Monday, May 27, 2019
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Toronto
Area: OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Dennis Uriarte, Ph.D.
Chair: Dennis Uriarte (Florida Institute of Technology)
DARNELL LATTAL (ABA Technologies, Inc.)
MOLLI LUKE (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
JOSHUA K. PRITCHARD (Southern Illinois University)

As behavior analysts, we are all continuously working to integrate what we as individuals and a field view as ethical into our daily practices. We actively self-evaluate to ensure compliance with our current work and try to be proactive while evaluating potential new work we might be pursuing. For example, if a new job or promotion expands an individual’s scope of competence beyond the direct implementation of a given area of service, then the scope has now shifted from direct-provision of services to managing employee performance. Ethics, in all its forms and extensions (e.g., regulation, credentialing), should be defined and applied to OBM practitioners the same as they do in other areas where behavior analysis is applied. The purpose of this panel is to discuss OBM ethics from various perspectives, including the role of business owners, researchers, consultants, supervisors, and various areas of leadership and the role of OBM ethics in the pursuit of credentialing and licensure.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

The target audience is new and experienced OBM practitioners or those who might eventually become OBM practitioners (e.g., front-line BCBA seeking promotion).

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the panel, attendees will be able to: 1. Describe how the BACB Ethics Code relates to OBM. 2. Describe how credentialing and licensure is applicable to OBM practitioners. 3. Describe various roles OBM practitioners can have in business and how these roles relate to ethical decision making.
Keyword(s): Credentialing, Ethics, Leadership, OBM



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