Ethics for Behavioral Practice and Research

The course examines legislation, regulations, court decisions, and ethical standards that impact practice in schools and other community agencies. The course addresses the ethical and legal issues that professionals, including Board Certified Behavior Analysts, may encounter in practice. The course will also review the guidelines for professional conduct and ethical standards of the National Association of School Psychologists, Association for Behavior Analysis International, American Psychological Association, and Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The ethical responsibilities of those engaged in research also will be highlighted. Informed consent, protection of confidentiality, and selection of least intrusive, least restrictive behavior change procedures will be presented and discussed. Ethical decision making processes will be emphasized and the relationship between ethics and law will be explored.

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