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Set of moral principles in action

Ethics

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3 fundamental ethical questions

What is the right thing to do?
What is worth doing?
What does it mean to be a good behavior
analyst?

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To further the welfare of the client

Basic purpose of practicing ethically

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2 approaches to evaluating ethical dilemmas

Analyze actions
Analyze consequences

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Structural approach of how actions measure
up against moral principles

Analyzing actions

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Functional approach in ethical dilemmas

Analyzing consequences

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Ethical Principles of Psychologists & Code of
Conduct
Right to Effective Behavioral Treatment
Students’ Rights to Effective Education
Professional & Ethical Compliance Code for
Behavior Analysts

4 relevant ethics documents in ABA

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Enforceable document that provides ethical
rules for certified individuals

Professional & Ethical Compliance Code
for Behavior Analysts

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Referred to as a "behavior analyst" in the code

Anyone certified by the BACB (BCBA,
BCaBA, RBT)
Those authorized to provide supervision
BACB approved course sequence
coordinator

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Services based on the science of behavior
designed to change bx in socially important
ways

Behavior analytic services

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Treatment, assessment, training,
consultation, managing, supervising,
teaching, etc.

Types of Behavior analytic activities

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Direct recipient of services
Legal guardian of service recipient
Employer or agency representative
Third party contractor for services

Referred to as the "client" in the code

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1.0 Responsible conduct of behavior
analysts

Maintain high standards of professional and personal behavior

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1.01 Reliance on scientific knowledge

Make conceptually systematic decisions
based on research and data

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1.02 Boundaries of competence

Practice in new areas only after education,
training, & supervised experience

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1.03 Maintain competency through professional development

Stay current through literature, workshops, &
conferences

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1.01 Integrity

Be honest, keep commitments, don’t break
the law or the Code

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1.05 Professional and scientific relationships

Services in a defined role, avoid jargon, don’t
discriminate, recognize personal issues

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Simultaneously in BOTH a behavior-analytic
& non-behavior-analytic role with those
receiving services

Multiple relationships

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1.06 Multiple relationships and conflicts of interest

Avoid and/or resolve multiple relationships &
do not accept gifts

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1.07 Exploitative relationships

Don’t exploit, avoid sexual relations with
clients/supervisees, no bartering unless
culturally appropriate

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The Ethical Code of Psychologists

5 General principles: A beneficence and nonmaleficence B fidelity and responsibility C Integrity D justice E respect and dignity

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The Right to Effective Behavioral Treatment

Individual has a right to a therapeutic environment and services whose overriding goals personal welfare, right to treatment by a competent Behavior Analysis, programs that teach functional skills, behavioral assessment and ongoing evaluation, and the most effective treatment procedures available

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The Right to Effevtive Education

Requires assessment and education to rest on a foundation of solid research. Address functional relations between behavior and environment. Be monitored and evaluated systematically and ongoing. interventions should be based on empirical evidence and assessment results