47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021
All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).
|Ethics, Interventions, and Consultation in the Area of Sexuality
|Monday, May 31, 2021
|3:00 PM–3:50 PM
|Area: DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
|CE Instructor: Barbara Gross, M.Ed.
|Chair: Robin Moyher (George Mason University)
|FRANK R. CICERO (Seton Hall University)
|BARBARA GROSS (Missouri Behavior Consulting; Special School District of St Louis County)
|ARIN DONOVAN (Capella University)
The field of behavior analysis acknowledges our responsibility to ethically provide services that support the autonomy of and maximize reinforcement for our clients, while also maximizing benefit to the community at large. Perhaps in no arena is this responsibility more pertinent than in that of sexual behavior. Cognizance around ethical issues as well as potential legal implications is of highest importance, especially in situations in which our clients have developmental disabilities. This panel will serve as a sounding board for common issues faced in the field as behavior analysts who address potential behavior change surrounding sexual behavior. Panelists will provide anecdotal information to inform best practices, surrounding the ethics of consultation and intervention, and the ethical considerations of each. Pastpanels will serve as a brief touchpoint for this panel, as our panelists continue to bring us new and relevant information in the realm of sexual behavior.
|Instruction Level: Basic
BCBAs and BCaBAs
|Learning Objectives: 1. Identify appropriate scope of competence for assessment and treatment of sexual behavior 2. Identify ethically appropriate goals for addressing sexual behavior 3. Identify the ways that relevant ethical code sections apply to sexual behavior
|Keyword(s): developmental disabilities, ethics, sexual behavior
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