Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an ethical framework and study of professionalism related to behavior analytic services. Behavior Analysts work in a variety of settings and must recognize how to generalize ethical guidelines across contexts. We will examine the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Professional and Ethical Compliance Code in the context of: (a) responsible conduct; (b) responsibility toward clients, (c) assessing behavior, (d) providing treatment, (e) acting as a teacher and/or supervisor, (f) behavior in their workplace, (g) their ethical responsibility to the field of behavior analysis, (h) their responsibility to colleagues, (i) their ethical responsibility to society, and (j) research. Learners will be guided through a process of examining ethical dilemmas and deciding how those dilemmas might be addressed in relation to the ethical guidelines. The structure of the disciplinary process for ethical violations will be examined. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Summer 2021 Spring 2022
Prerequisite: ESE 571, ESE 572, ESE 573