Ethics and the practice of applied behavior analysis
Presented by: Professor Peter Sturmey, PhD
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Time: 9:30 am– 12:30 pm eastern Recording Information: ABACAccess5
Applied Behavior Analysts have a unique code of conduct and face unique ethical challenges when working with individuals and organizations. Behavior analysts should be familiar with the developing set of professional practices in behavior analysis including right to effective treatment, right to effective education, facilitated communication and restraint and their implications for practice. This workshop will review these and five common ethical issues for behavior analysts. The last part of the workshop will review ethical issues related to selection of target behaviors.
After attending this event participants will be able to describe:
1. ABAI’s position statements on ethics, including right to effective treatment, right to effective education, facilitated communication and restraint.
2. Five common ethical issues of behavior analysts; and
3. Ethical issues related to selection of target behaviors.
9:30 am: Introduction
9:35 am: Pretest
9:40 am: Presentation begins
11:00 am: 10 minute break
11:10 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
11:20 am: Presentation resumes
12:15 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
12:30 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II Ethics CEUs
Social Workers: NA
Certified Counselors: NA
Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.
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Professor Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York where he is a member of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral program. He is a member of the peer review committee of Fondazione Walden, Rome Italy and a member of the Science Committee of Associazione Società Italiana degli Analisti del Comportamento in campo Sperimentale ed Applicato. He is the resident Speaker at Applied Behavior Analysis Center and Chief Scientific Officer at All about Kids. He specializes in autism and other developmental disabilities, especially in the areas of applied behavior analysis, dual diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and staff and parent training.
He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the Universities of Plymouth and Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, at Abilene and San Antonio State Schools during a Federal class action law suit. There he supervised behavioral services and Masters level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders and implemented large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs.
Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 200 papers, 50 book chapters and made over 250 presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil and Italy. He has an active lab of doctoral students mostly working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities.
Since February 2015, Professor Sturmey has run the graduate level Current Topics in ABA series for board certified behavior analysts for ABAC. In early 2016 introduced 2 topics specifically geared towards masters and doctoral level counselors and psychologists, the first on clinical case formation and the second on evidence-based practice for autism.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Peter Sturmey is co-author or editor of books mentioned during this and/or other presentations. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker and consultation fees for this and other related presentations.
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