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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W42
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Ethics Is Like Duct Tape
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
308 (Convention Center)
Area: CSE/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: R. M. (Duke) Schell, Ph.D.
R. M. (DUKE) SCHELL (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center)
Description: The workshop will use direct presentation and small group interactions to review ethical and unethical practices that arise in the delivery of behavior analysis services across clients and settings. Case studies of ethical issues from the ABAI Hotline and workshop participants will be discussed along with their possible resolutions.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Describe examples of ethical and unethical behavior in behavior analysis practice

Describe recent conflicts between psychology and behavior analysis that affect ethical practice

Work with colleagues, ethics materials, and other sources to discuss and attempt to resolve ethical issues

Activities: The participants will be involved with the workshop materials via a visual presentation and questions from the presenter. They will also be involved in discussions about ethics in behavior analysis and discussions of ethical dilemmas they face in their own practice.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for professional behavior analysts and behavioral psychologists currently working with varied populations in varied settings. This would also include people supervising the work of professional behavior analysts.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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