Daily Ethics

Creating Intentional Practice for Behavior Analysts

Daily Ethics takes you on a journey to build robust skills for noticing and navigating the complex situations practicing behavior analysts may encounter.

Join Sellers, Patrizi, and Lichtenberger as they guide you through strategies for applied ethics in the dynamic world of behavior analysis. When you open up Daily Ethics: Creating Intentional Practice for Behavior Analysts, you will embark on a journey of self-reflection and intentional practice, as you develop the ethical muscle memory needed to navigate the daily challenges faced by behavior analysts. The authors invite you to lean into the interesting and complicated topic of applied ethics in a way that acknowledges our professional obligations AND our collective humanity.

Drawing on their collective experience, the authors create space for you to confront discomfort, deepen your self-awareness, and proactively engage with ethical dilemmas. Each topic is presented over 2 weeks with specific prompts and scenarios to keep you engaged and challenged. Strengthen your capacity to identify, address, and manage ethics risks, implement proactive strategies, and expand your perspective. Developing an intentional daily ethics practice will help ensure that your day-to-day work reflects the highest standards of the profession and allows you to live your values. 

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Elevate your ethics skills and practice with this indispensable resource — your guide to practical, applied ethics.

About the Authors: 

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Tyra P. Sellers is the CEO of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts and former Director of Ethics for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB® ). She earned a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Special Education from San Francisco State University, a JD from the University of San Francisco, a PhD from Utah State University, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® . She co-authored the book Building and Sustaining Meaningful and Effective Relationships as a Supervisor and Mentor and the workbook pair titled The New Supervisor Workbook and The Consulting Supervisor’s Workbook. She has lived in many places but calls home wherever she finds herself with her partner and children.


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Emily Patrizi earned a BS in Elementary and Special Education from East Stroudsburg University, an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Sage Colleges, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She held a teaching degree within an autism support program before serving across multiple clinical and operational roles within the field. She most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Trumpet Behavioral Health. She has served as a BACB Ethics Subject Matter Expert and established a behavioral program within an interdisciplinary treatment model. Her most important and valued role is being a mom.


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Sarah Lichtenberger earned a BA in English and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA and PhD in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral® . She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Neurobehavioral Unit Outpatient Clinic and has held positions as a senior clinician for Trumpet Behavioral Health, the Ethics Education Manager and Assistant Director of Ethics at the BACB®, and the Director of Clinical Standard for Verbal Beginnings.