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Did That Really Just Happen? Legal, Ethical or Just Ridiculous Dilemmas In Our Day-To-Day Practice of Behavior Analysis
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019
Suzanne Letso, M.A. BCBA, LBA
Chief Executive Officer, Milestones Behavioral Services
Discussions of ethical and legal issues doesn’t have to be esoteric or boring. When one reads the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Professional Code of Conduct for Behavior Analysts, these standards appear clear-cut and easy to follow. However, the application of this Code of Conduct and Connecticut laws to real-life situations can not only serve as a resource for us as we navigate through our day-to-day practice, but can also be quite interesting. This presentation will describe various real-life scenarios followed by questions about whether each of these scenarios is: a.) A violation of an ethical code; b.) A violation of a law; c.) A breach of a social norm: d.) All of the Above; or e.) None of the above. The audience will answer with real-time display of results via the online application “QuickTapSurvey” and group discussion regarding which, if any, of the BACB Professional Code of Conduct for Behavior Analysts and.or state laws apply to each situation will follow. Examples from school, home, community, university, and research settings related to situations concerning clients, their families, other professionals and others will be presented.
Identify specific elements of the BACB Professional Code of Conduct for Behavior Analysts.
Relate specific sections of the BACB Professional Code of Conduct for Behavior Analysts and/or state laws to common situations that Behavior Analysts may encounter during the course of their practice.
Relate specific legal or social vulnerabilities that may co-occur with an ethical violation and identify some possible solutions to resolve these issues.
Identify the BACB grievance process for potential violations of the BACB Professional Code of Conduct for Behavior Analysts.
Identify steps that can be taken to avoid some common legal or ethical dilemmas that are common to practice.