Updated for 2018: Ethics and the Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis: An interactive ethics experience for behavior analysts 4/19/18

This is an ABAC interactive event! After you register you will get the chance to submit your ethics case for consideration to be included in the second half of the webinar! Attendees of ABAC Interactive events report LOVING the opportunity to submit cases and discuss them at the event. Even if you can’t make the live event, your case will still be considered.

Case submission is optional.

Presented: Professor Peter Sturmey, PhD

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Time: 10:00am – 1:00 pm eastern

Recording Information: ABACAccess5

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Continuing Education:

Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II Ethics CEUs

Psychologists: Credits not available

Nurses/Social Workers/Certified Counselors:NA

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This webinar will review common ethical challenges in working with individuals with disabilities, their staff and families and services and current professional standards of ethical conduct. In second part participants will submit anonymized vignettes with ethical challenges. The group of participants will review the ethical challenges and each participants will submit a written set of goals of how to behave more ethically in relation to their own specific case.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify common ethical challenges when working with individuals with disabilities.
  2. Participants will identify common ethical challenges when working with individuals with family members and staff.
  3. The learner will identify ethical challenges in one of their current cases, prioritize ethical problems, and identify potential solutions to the most significant ethical challenges.


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10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Pretest
10:10 am: Presentation begins
11:30 am: 10 minute break
11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
11:50 am: Presentation resumes
12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
1:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes


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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 and Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis programs. He specialized 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 is the resident speaker at ABAC and Chief Scientific Officer at Long Island ABA. He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the University of the South West (Plymouth) and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, first at Abilene then San Antonio State Schools during a Federal class action law. There he supervised behavioral services and Masters level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders in adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and implementing large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs. Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 210 peer reviewed papers, over 60 book chapters. He provides webinars on ABA to qualified professionals and others on a regular basis. He has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Luxemburg and Italy. He has an active lab of graduate and undergraduate students working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers using modeling and feedback to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities. He provides training and consultations widely.


Presenter Disclosure Statement:

Peter Sturmey is co-author or editor of books mentioned during the presentation. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker and consultation fees for this and other related presentations.



Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation, missed webinar, and grievance policy information

ABACAccess Recording Information: The recording of this webinar is available to paid participants for a limited time. For more information about recordings visit our ABACAccess page.






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