Association for Behavior Analysis International

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48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #195
CE Offered: BACB — 
Ethics and the New 2022 Code
Sunday, May 29, 2022
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Meeting Level 2; Room 253A-C
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D.
Chair: Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University)
MARY JANE WEISS (Endicott College)
THOMAS L. ZANE (University of Kansas)
YULEMA CRUZ (Rutgers University)

This panel is a continuation of previous presentations at ABAI regarding behavior analysts grappling with ethical issues in the profession. This year we will focus on implications of the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts for professionals in the field. For this panel we have brought together four behavior analysis ethicists whose guidance is regularly requested through the To demonstrate the range of approaches used and opinions offered, recent ethics questions from both behavior analysis professionals will be presented, each panelist will offer their guidance, we will then debate the merits of our various and sometimes differing approaches. 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 strategies and tactics will be apparent.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

The target audience is practicing behavior analysts with at least the BCBA certification and some experience implementing the BACB Ethics Code.

Learning Objectives: (1) Members of the audience will be able to list three new additions to the BACB 2022 Code of Ethics (2) Members of the audience will be able to describe the appropriate steps to take if they need to deal with these new additions to the Code. (3) Members of the audience will be able to describe steps to be taken in an organization to make sure that their practices align with agency priorities.



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