Ethical dilemmas are everywhere. When you work with people who have developmental and behavior issues, it is important that those situations are handled in the best way possible. Knowing how to respond to different situations in a professional and ethical manner is not always clear. Fortunately, the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® has outlined professional and ethical practice parameters for Board Certified Behavior Analysts-Doctoral™, Board Certified Behavior Analysts®, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts® and Registered Behavior Technicians™. In this course, you will learn about ethics for the provision of behavior analysis services as outlined by the RBT® Ethics Code. You will also understand the purpose of having ethical standards for behavioral treatment. You will also practice decision making skills related to the clients you serve and the profession as a whole.
Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.
This course aligns with F-03;F-04;F-05;F-06 on the BCAT Task List.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: The Rationale for Ethical Guidelines in Behavior Analysis
Shari Ponders Her New Career
Ethical Guidelines Help Guide Practice
Ethical Guidelines Protect the Health, Safety and Dignity of Clients
What would you do?
The Impact of Unethical Behavior
The Sunland Miami Case
Section 3: Being an Ethical RBT
Key Themes of the RBT Ethics Code
What Would You Do?
Boundaries of Competence
Boundaries of Competence When Implementing Interventions
Boundaries of Competence with Different Populations
Boundaries of Competence within Different Contexts
Meet Whitney and Jasmine
Use Understandable Language
Leave Personal Problems at the Door
More on Multiple Relationships
If Multiple Relationships Are Unavoidable
Case Studies in Honesty: Heather and George
Case Studies in Honesty: Martin and Angela
Following Through on Obligations
Baby Shower Plans
“Your Mama is Ugly”
Review: Shari’s First Day of Work
Section 4: An RBT’s Responsibility to Clients
Human and Legal Rights
Behavior Assessment and Behavior Change Programs
Plans and Programs
Review: Shari’s Eye Opening Experience
Section 5: An RBT’s Responsibility to Colleagues and the Profession
Promoting an Ethical Culture
Disseminating Accurate Information about Behavior Analysis
Review: The Conference
Section 6: Conclusion
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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