Core Ethical Principles. Presentation By: Jessica Jaruczyk ABA 563 Ethics f or Behavior Analyst. Ethics comes from the Greek word- Ethos : moral character Defined by Merrian -Webster as: conforming to accepted professional standards of conduct.
ABA 563 Ethics for Behavior Analyst
http://www.bacb.com/index.php?page=57BCBA Guidelines for Professional Conduct
Koocherand Keith-Spiegel (1998) Outline nine ethical principles for psychologists.
“First, Do No Harm" -attributed to Hippocrates, a Greek physician in the 4th century B.C.
1. Practicing outside their area of expertise
2. Not developing a responsible data collection system and missing the significance of a behavior.
3. Not asking for the information necessary to perform ethically.
Staff members are not necessarily well versed in human behavior.Do No Harm
Respecting Autonomy- to promote his or her independence or self-sufficiency
Problems arise when it is determined that a person prefers to keep another under his/her control.
The primary role of behavior analysts is to benefit others in whatever setting or situation they may work.
Well-respected professionals attain their reputation based on the trust placed in them by others
As a behavior analyst if you respect the autonomy of clients, work to benefit them, and devise programs that accord them dignity, you will automatically be treating them with dignity and respect.Treating Other with Caring Compassion
When treatments fail you must take responsibility, accepting blame and make corrections to satisfy your client
It is the hope that behavior analyst will come to see the value in adopting a set of responsible behaviors that will advance the profession and provide respect to this important new field of psychology
Bailey, J.S., & Burch, M. R. (2010). Twenty-five essential skills & strategies for the professional behavior analyst. New York: Routledge Publishing.