Drawing upon combined 35 years of clinical experience as well as the reflections of colleagues in the field, Understanding Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis provides the foundation for a lifelong journey of ethical practice in service for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. This book includes an explanation of each element in the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts®, along with insightful examples, thought-provoking considerations, and contributions from experts in the field. This text also addresses professional behavior for the behavior analyst when fulfilling roles as teacher, employee, manager, colleague, advocate, or member of a multidisciplinary team.
Table of Contents
Foreword Acknowledgements Part 1: Professional Behavior and the Behavior Analyst: Ethical Compliance Code Chapter 1: An Introduction to Studying Ethics Chapter 2: Section 1.0: Responsible Conduct of Behavior Analysts Chapter 3: Section 2.0: Behavior Analysts’ Responsibility to Clients Chapter 4: Section 3.0: Assessing Behavior Chapter 5: Section 4.0: Behavior Analysts and the Behavior-Change Program Chapter 6: Section 5.0: Behavior Analysts as Supervisors Chapter 7: Section 6.0: Behavior Analysts’ Ethical Responsibility to the Profession of Behavior Analysis & Section 7.0 Behavior Analysts’ Ethical Responsibility to Colleagues Chapter 8: Section 8.0: Public Statements Chapter 9: Section 9.0: Behavior Analysts and Research Chapter 10: Section 10.0: Behavior Analysts’ Ethical Responsibility to the BACB Part 2: Professional Behavior and the Behavior Analyst: Beyond the Code Chapter 11: Professional behavior, Ethical behavior, and moral behavior Chapter 12: The Behavior Analyst as Service Provider Chapter 13: The Behavior Analyst as a Teacher and Trainer Chapter 14: The Behavior Analyst as an Employee Chapter 15: The Behavior Analyst as an Advocate Chapter 16: The Behavior Analyst and "The Team": Interdisciplinary Teams and Working in Schools Chapter 17: The Behavior Analyst as Researcher Chapter 18: Final thoughts and essential questions Appendices
Ann Beirne, MA, BCBA, is a board-certified behavior analyst who has worked with individuals with ASD and their families as a clinician for over 20 years, serving as a teacher, consultant, and adjunct professor. She is the author of many presentations on autism and behavior analysis and served as the 2019 president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International’s Ethics and Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group.
Jacob A. Sadavoy, MS, BCBA, has passionately devoted almost 20 years to applying the principles of behavior analysis in schools, centers, business, hospitals, and homes around the world. He is the clinical director of the Global Autism Project, VCS coordinator, and current vice president of the Ethics and Behavior Analysis (EBA) SIG.