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Ch. 10: Ethics Pt. 1
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List the 3 fundamental Questions of Ethical Practice
1. What's the right thing to do?
2. What is Worth Doing
3. What does it mean to be a Good Behavior Analyst
List three things to help you guide the decision -making process
1. Professional Training and Experience
2. Personal History
3. The context of Practice
List three things that are legal, but unethical.
1. Breaking a professional confidence
2. Accepting valued heirlooms in lieu of payment
3. Engaging in consensual sex with a client over the age of 18
What does the question "What is worth doing?" Address?
The goals and objectives of practice and forces us to ask the questions:
1. What are we trying to accomplish
2. How are we trying to accomplish it
3. Is the objective social valid
4. What is the Risk-Benifit ratio
When results show meaningful, significant, and sustainable change and when the goals, procedures, and results of an intervention are socially acceptable to the client, the behavior analyst, and society
List the two ways to assess social validity
1. Social Comparison
2. Subjective Evaluation of experts
comparison of the performance of clients exposed to the intervention with an equivalent or "typically developing" group
What is the limitation of social comparison?
Normative data may not be really relevant for the client's functioning
Subjective evaluation of Experts
Evaluation of the performance of the client from experts who are very familiar with the client
What is the limitation of subjective evaluation of experts?
It may not tell us about the success of an intervention
List the three reasons why we abide by ethics
1. Meaningful Change
Written guidelines that provide a direction for conducting the practices associated with an organization
List the 5 documents that describe standards of professional conduct and ethical practice for ABA
1. Task List
2. Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for behavior analysts
3. The right of effective Education
4. Ethical principles of Psychologists and code of conduct
5. The right to effective behavioral treatment
List the 10 codes
1. Responsible Conduct of Behavior Analysts
2. Responsibilities to Clients
3. Assessing Behavior
4. Behavior Analysts and the Behavior-Change Program
5. Behavior Analysts as Supervisors
6. Behavior Analysts' Ethical Responsibility to the Profession of Behavior Analysis
7. Behavior Analysts' Ethical Responsibility to Colleagues
8. Public Statements
9. Behavior Analysts and Research
10. Behavior Analysts' Ethical Responsibility to the BACB
Which code says that you maintain the high standards of behavior of the profession?
Responsible Conduct of behavior analysts
List the four methods of maintaining professional Competence
1. Maintain your credential with continuing education units (CEUS)
2. Read appropriate literature
3. Obtain additional coursework
4. Attend conferences /workshops
According to 1.05- professional and scientific relationship what do you provide before and after services.
Before- give info about nature of service
After- Give info about results and conclusions
List the four mandated or permitted legal reasons why you would disclose confidential information without consent
1. To obtain appropriate professional CONSULTATION
2. To PROTECT the client or others from harm
3. To obtain PAYMENT for services, in which instance, disclosure is limited to the minimum that is necessary to achieve the purpose
4. To provide needed professional SERVICES to the individual or organizational client
List four factors to consider to help you select interventions for your client when more than one scientifically supported treatment has been established
1. Efficiency and cost-effectiveness
2. Risks and side-effects of the interventions
3. Client preference
4. Practitioner experience and training
List four reasons why you would discontinue a professional relationship in a timely manner with your client
1. No longer needs the service
2. Is not benefiting from the service
3. Is being harmed by continued service
4. When the client requests discontinuation
When do you conduct assessments?
Prior to making recommendations or developing behavior-change programs
What should you do first when you are developing a behavior-reduction program?
Conduct a functional assessment
List the eight general risk factor questions to ask yourself
1. What is the nature of the behavior?
2. Are there enough staff to implement the procedures?
3. Is the mediator trained appropriately?
4. Is the setting appropriate for the procedures
5. Do you have experience with this procedure
6. Is there any potential risks to others form these procedures
7. Is everyone on board to implement the procedures?
8. Is there any liability to you as the BCBA/BCaBA?
What do you do if environmental conditions prevent your program from being implemented?
Recommend that other professional assistance be sought
What does 4.07: Environmental conditions that interfere with implementation mean by saying other professional assistance?
Assessment, consultation, or therapeutic intervention by other professionals
If people are not on board with you replan via 4.07: Environmental conditions that interfere with implementation, what is plan A and plan B?
Plan A: Have a meeting with all partied involved in the plan, retrain them as needed. If plan A is not effected, try plan B.
Plan B: recommend family therapy to unite them to collectively work on implementing the plan
List four things that you must do when you use aversive procedures
1. Give an increased level of training, supervision, and oversight
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of aversive procedures in a timely manner
3. Modify the behavior-change program if it is ineffective
4. Always include a plan to discontinue the use of aversive procedures when no longer needed
List three aspects of the definition of a restrictive procedure
A procedure that restricts someone's:
1. Movement and/or activity
2. Ability to acquire positive reinforcement
3. Access to valued objects and/or activities
List three things that the BACB requires to be a supervisor
1. Completion of an 8-hour supervisor training
2. Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline
3. Three hours of CEUs in supervision each certification cycle
How is competence defined via supervisory competence?
By the types of specific training and supervision that professionals have had
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