100939: Ethics for Behavior Analysts

About the Course:

Behavior analysis, a rapidly growing profession, began with the use and application of conditioning and learning techniques to modify the behavior of children or adults presenting severe management problems, often because of developmental disabilities. Now behavior analysts work in a variety of settings, from clinics and schools to workplaces. Especially since their practice often involves aversive stimuli or punishment, they confront many special ethical challenges. Recently, the Behavior Analysis Certification Board codified a set of ten fundamental ethical guidelines to be followed by all behavior analysts and understood by all students and trainees seeking certification.

This book shows readers how to follow the BACB guidelines in action. The authors first describe core ethical principles and then explain each guideline in detail, in easily comprehensible, everyday language. The text is richly illuminated by more than a hundred vivid case scenarios about which the authors pose, and later answer questions for readers. Useful appendices include the BACB Guidelines, an index to them, practice scenarios, and suggested further reading.

Practitioners, instructors, supervisors, students and trainees alike will welcome this invaluable new aid to professional development.

Publication Date:

2005 1st Edition

Author

Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D., and Mary R. Burch, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Dr. Bailey is Professor of Psychology at Florida State University where he teaches graduate courses. He is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior analyst. He has author a number of publications and was past-editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. In 2005 he received the lifetime achievement award for Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. He has given major addresses at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Dr. Burch is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has published eight books and over 200 articles. Dr. Burch has been a reviewer for the Journal of Appllied Behavior Analysis and her behavioral research has been published by the U.S. Department of Education.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about behavior analysis in its relation to ethical guidelines. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe core ethical principles to be used by persons practicing behavioral analysis

  2. Discuss the ten fundamental ethical guidelines to be followed by all behavior analysts

  3. Discuss one case scenarios that illustrates an ethical guideline

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