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On July 23, 2019, ABA Technologies, Inc., and Florida Tech launched RBT® Essentials 2nd Edition, a completely reworked and updated 40-hour training program. This “on-demand” course allows students to learn the required RBT® content while maintaining their busy work lives. In this blog, learn more about some of these changes and how you can register today.
Knowledge of ethical guidelines is an essential component when practicing as a BCBA or completing any form of behavior analytic services or consultations. Thomas Freeman reviews the history of ethical guidelines and codes in ABA, how they have changed, and comparisons between the current ethical guidelines and codes to the previous editions. Dr. Martinez-Diaz then reviews the newest addition to the code, element 10.0, and provides examples of violations within the newest code element.
Abstract In the context of every situation we encounter, both in our work as behavior analysts and in our lives in general, we recognize that every ethical scenario is unique with individual circumstances and variables. But while each situation is unique and must be assessed as such, there are
As you have gone into the “real world,” you probably found yourself in situations that you never thought you would encounter. Uninformed parents? Pseudoscientific treatments? Facilitated communication? Work-life balance?
Practicing behavior analysts are tasked with sharing and promoting behavior analysis with others. We have an ethical responsibility to engage in the effort of promoting public awareness of our field. Dr. Newman really focuses on making sure you understand the reasoning behind the rules that we follow and not just the rules themselves.
As laws change and technology progresses, the behaviors we engage in becoming more difficult to classify as either ethical or unethical. What may be legal in some states and not in others makes it difficult to follow certain ethical guidelines.
“Really what we’re looking at here is trying to apply our science in the most ethical way possible.” Bobby Newman PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Interdisciplinary teams devise and implement educational plans for children with special learning challenges. Sometimes, these involve a behavior analyst. Whether you are a behavior analyst thinking about working in schools, currently working in schools, or working alongside a school’s behavior analyst, you know schools have teams of several people who contribute to each child’s education plan.
Many applied behavior analysts find themselves in a different world from that in which they were trained. Most are trained by other behavior analysts in programs or even departments where the principal worldview is that of behavior analysis. Fast forward a couple of years (or more) and many of those same people find themselves in multidisciplinary settings, working with people who not only have different specialty areas—for example, medicine, rehabilitation therapy, social work—but, more importantly, a totally different way of looking at problems, both conceptually and methodologically
Your most important role as a supervisor is to get results for your clients, offering them optimal opportunities to improve their quality of life. As experts in the science of behavior analysis, you can get results by maximizing and supporting your most important asset—your people.
“Trying to get behind the mere black and white . . . we can’t think in bumper stickers.” Bobby Newman, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Join Corey Robertson, M.S., BCBA, LBA-NY, LBA-VA as he asks you to contemplate, "Why are YOU here?" For feedback, comments, and suggestions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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