This course is designed to meet Type 2 CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
1) Overview of presentation a) Definitions b) Evidence based practice and applied behavior analysis c) Related fields and diversity issues d) Building rapport and designing treatment goals e) Resources 2) Culture a) Review of definitions and lack of consensus regarding definitions i) Race vs. culture ii) Sensitivity vs. competence iii) Language, religious beliefs, food, gender roles, etc. iv) Brief review of Fong & Tanaka (2013) b) Policy statements i) Review of BACB Ethical Guideline ii) ABAI Diversity Policy iii) American Psychological Association iv) American Academy of Pediatrics v) National Association for the Education of Young Children 3) Evidence-based practice and applied behavior analysis a) Definition i) Dr. David Sackett b) Best research evidence i) Brief discussion of systematic reviews regarding autism treatment literature as example of quality research c) Clinical judgment i) Making decisions based on education and supervision experience d) Client and family values i) Culture and diversity 4) Review of peer-reviewed papers in the field of applied behavior analysis with consideration of variables related to culture/language/diversity a) Brodhead et al. (2014) b) Lang et al. (2011) c) Rispoli et al. (2011) d) Haegele et al. (2011) 5) How to use this information in your practice a) Intake i) Considerations for accepting clients ii) Use of translators iii) BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code 2.01 b) Assessment i) Appropriate use of measures (1) Observation, checklists, etc. (2) Brief overview of standardized and norm referenced measures ii) BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code 3.03 & 3.04 (1) Ensuring informed consent c) Intervention Development i) BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code 4.02 & 4.06 ii) Considerations of generalizing to client’s community iii) Considerations for training family members (e.g., parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc.) d) Supervision of behavior analysts i) Including information regarding cultural diversity ii) Guidance for use of above listed elements (6a-c) in practice 6) Disseminating behavior analysis a) BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code 6.02 b) Reaching underserved populations c) Translating information d) Collaborating with professionals outside the field of behavior analysis who are serving diverse populations 7) Resources a) The IRIS Center b) Emergency Medical Services for Children i) Cultural competency toolkit c) Multicultural Special Interest Group (SIG): Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts i) https://www.abainternational.org/constituents/special-interests/sig-details.aspx
Dr. Hanna C. Rue is Head of Clinical Development for Autism Spectrum Therapies. She oversees clinical standards and assists in the design and implementation of numerous research projects and staff training protocols. Dr. Rue is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of North Dakota and completed her pre-doctoral training at May Institute. Prior to joining AST she played a leadership role at the National Autism Center and also served as a clinical director for the May Institute’s largest special education school. Dr. Rue also served as Chairperson on the National Standards Project, phase 2. Her current research interests include identification of evidence-based practice for treatment of ASD, investigation of behavior reduction procedures, and skill acquisition procedures.Disclosure: Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.