Professional and Ethical Conduct in Behaviour Analysis
Professional and Ethical Conduct in Behaviour Analysis 2022-23
Ysgol Gwyddorau Addysgol
Modiwl - Semester 1 a 2
Helena O Boyle
The course will consider ethics in behaviour analysis. The content is drawn from the BCBA Task List (5th Edition), Section 1: Foundations, Content Area E: Ethics
- Responsible conduct of behaviour analysts
- Behaviour analysts’ responsibility to clients
- Assessing behaviour
- Behaviour analysts and the behaviour-change program
- Behaviour analysts as supervisors
- Behaviour analysts’ ethical responsibility to the profession of behaviour analysis
- Behaviour analysts’ ethical responsibility to colleagues
- Public statements
- Behaviour analysts and research
- Behaviour analysts’ ethical responsibility to the BACB
-threshold -50%%> - Some basic consideration underpinning principles of the applications of behaviourism in the real world. - Adequate knowledge of some of the key concepts in applied behaviour analysis only. - Weaknesses in understanding theoretical issues with multiple/major factual errors. - Limited evidence of critical analysis and evaluation of theory and research. - Arguments are presented briefly, but they are weak with no synthesis or original interpretation. - Answer only briefly focused on question and with some irrelevant material and poor structure. - Weak argument with disjointed structure and major APA format errors.
-good -60%>Some insight into the applications of behaviourism in the real world. • Strong knowledge of key concepts in applied behaviour analysis. • Solid understanding of theoretical issues mostly free of factual errors. • Evidence of critical analysis and evaluation of theory and research. • Coherent arguments presented, with some limited synthesis and original interpretation • Answer focused on question, but with very little irrelevant material and clear structure • Well-structured presentation showing focus of argument and expression.
-excellent -70%> - Depth of insight into behavioural principles underpinning the applications of behaviourism in the real world. - Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of applied behaviour analysis. - Excellent understanding and original interpretation of theoretical issues with no factual errors. - Clear evidence of critical analysis and insightful evaluation of theory and research. - Logically presented and defended arguments presented with coherent synthesis and original interpretation. - Answer focused on question, with no irrelevant material and clear structure. - Well-structured argument showing focus and clarity of argument and expression.
- Students will consider how behave in accordance with the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behaviour Analysts
- Students will consider the complexity of ethical issues that are commonly experienced by practicing behaviour analysts
- Students will critically analyse the how their own professional codes, laws, and personal moral code interacts with the BACB ethical guidance.
- Students will explain how behaviour analysts make ethical decisions with regards to treatment decisions.
Ethical Conduct in Behaviour Analysis